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Old 01-06-2003, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question X server wont start


(OS RH 7.3)

OK, I screwed up and need help! I was having trouble getting my fonts to look right and so I went to the font installer and deleted some of the fonts and some files that appeared to be empty and one that couldn't be previewed. I thought I'll get rid of all these fonts and only use True Types BIG MISTAKE ! Now My X server wont boot. I did save the files I removed in /tmp/ but I don't know where to copy them back too? Can someone help me with this problem???

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Old 01-06-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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what files did you (re)move exactly???
 
Old 01-06-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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Ok, It looks like CID, Speedo, Type1,afm,local,latian2 and util, pfm thats whats in the /tmp/ file that seems to be it.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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The directory's Speedo,util and Type1 are supposed to be in: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/util/

The file CID in:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID

The *.afm files have to be in:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/

local is in:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local
 
Old 01-06-2003, 07:19 PM   #5
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Ok, I must be doing wrong this is the command I am using
cp /tmp/CID usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts
I get this error: cp: omitting directory '/tmp/CID

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Old 01-06-2003, 08:14 PM   #6
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Ok I solved that delema you can't copy from the /tmp/ file only move from there.
I must still be missing some files because X still won't start
if someone with a RH 7.3 could send me your usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts file so I could look at it that would be great! :-)

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Old 01-08-2003, 06:03 PM   #7
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Ok heres what happens, I boot it up and it says it can't run Xserver. Would I like to use Xconfugurator to set it up.. I say yes. After I run it it boots up x to the Gnome desktop then... I click thru a window that asks if I want x to boot on startup I say yes. then it says restarting x then Configuration file has been written. Take a look ar it before running startx. Note that the XF1186Config file must be in one of the directories searched by the server
(eg /ect/X11/XF86Config) in order to be used for further configuration, refer to /usr/XR11R6/lib/X11/doc/readme.config

I click OK
it says Now I will try to restart X

A few flashes and then

I cannot start the Xserver it is likely that it is not set up correctly would you like to view the x server output to diagnose the problem?
it just goes in this loop???

can someone please help me !

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Old 01-09-2003, 12:47 PM   #8
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