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Old 11-28-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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How to install X fonts on RHEL 6?


I am a linux newbie so please be gentle.

I am running some remote X clients displaying to my RHEL 6 Xserver. I am having a problem with one of the clients running on VMS and using old fonts. I get the error message that the software is unable to convert a particular font to a font structure. The X server substitutes a horrible font in its place.

I tried coping the appropriate font directory from VMS to a /usr/share/fonts font directory and pointing to the directory in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but I still get the same error.

From my brief review of online documentation, it appears that RHEL 6 doesn't use this method of adding X fonts.

Any help on how to install new X fonts would be greatly appreciated.

--Harvey
 
Old 11-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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X11 fonts are in /usr/share/X11/fonts/ , examples
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...oarch.rpm.html
>>> /usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat...oarch.rpm.html
>>> /usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi

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