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Old 03-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
Lucasite
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XServer Installation - Debian


Hi there,

Can anyone guide me on installing XServer.

I install bare minimum Debian today, but just got completed confused as to what packages to download for XServer.
I used apt-get and downloaded several like Xserver-free86 base, XFS, Xserver-Client.

However, still couldnt get it to work, kept receiving a message: Unable to find font 'fixed'.

Is there a guide around as to what apt packages to download and install?

Thanks
 
Old 03-13-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
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Re: XServer Installation - Debian

Quote:
Originally posted by Lucasite
Hi there,

Can anyone guide me on installing XServer.

I install bare minimum Debian today, but just got completed confused as to what packages to download for XServer.
I used apt-get and downloaded several like Xserver-free86 base, XFS, Xserver-Client.

However, still couldnt get it to work, kept receiving a message: Unable to find font 'fixed'.

Is there a guide around as to what apt packages to download and install?

Thanks
I do not see any mention of the xfont packages being installed by you.

Code:
>$ COLUMNS=125 dpkg -l | grep xfont*
ii  xfonts-100dpi             4.3.0-5                   100 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-100dpi-transcoded  4.3.0-5                   100 dpi fonts for X (transcoded from ISO 10646-1)
ii  xfonts-75dpi              4.3.0-5                   75 dpi fonts for X
ii  xfonts-75dpi-transcoded   4.3.0-5                   75 dpi fonts for X (transcoded from ISO 10646-1)
ii  xfonts-base               4.3.0-5                   standard fonts for X
ii  xfonts-base-transcoded    4.3.0-5                   standard fonts for X (transcoded from ISO 10646-1)
ii  xfonts-konsole            3.2.1-1                   Fonts used by the KDE Konsole
ii  xfonts-scalable           4.3.0-5                   scalable fonts for X
ii  xfonts-scalable-nonfree   4.2.0-2                   non-free Type1 and TrueType fonts from XFree86
 
Old 03-13-2004, 08:20 PM   #3
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ok,
but im unaware exactly what packages a basic Xserver requires.
I downloaded the fonts server and am now receiving another error message:

could not init font path element unix/7100, removing from list!

Anyone know what this mean?
 
Old 03-14-2004, 01:11 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Lucasite
ok,
but im unaware exactly what packages a basic Xserver requires.
I downloaded the fonts server and am now receiving another error message:

could not init font path element unix/7100, removing from list!

Anyone know what this mean?
That one should be nothing to worry about it just means that you are not running a Unix font server on the network. If you want to get rid of the warning then edit the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and put a # character at the front of the line with the unix 7100 in it to comment it out and then next time you start the xserver it will not happen. Here is the list of what I have installed.

Code:
>$ COLUMNS=125 dpkg -l | grep 4.3.0
ii  libdps1                   4.3.0-5                   Display PostScript (DPS) client library
ii  libice-dev                4.3.0-5                   Inter-Client Exchange library development files
ii  libice6                   4.3.0-5                   Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libsm-dev                 4.3.0-5                   X Window System Session Management library development files
ii  libsm6                    4.3.0-5                   X Window System Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                  4.3.0-5                   X Window System protocol client library
ii  libx11-dev                4.3.0-5                   X Window System protocol client library development files
ii  libxaw7                   4.3.0-5                   X Athena widget set library
ii  libxext-dev               4.3.0-5                   X Window System miscellaneous extension library development files
ii  libxext6                  4.3.0-5                   X Window System miscellaneous extension library
ii  libxft1                   4.3.0-5                   FreeType-based font drawing library for X (version 1)
ii  libxi-dev                 4.3.0-5                   X Window System Input extension library development files
ii  libxi6                    4.3.0-5                   X Window System Input extension library
ii  libxmu-dev                4.3.0-5                   X Window System miscellaneous utility library development files
ii  libxmu6                   4.3.0-5                   X Window System miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxmuu-dev               4.3.0-5                   lightweight X Window System miscellaneous utility library developm
ii  libxmuu1                  4.3.0-5                   lightweight X Window System miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxp-dev                 4.3.0-5                   X Window System printing extension library development files
ii  libxp6                    4.3.0-5                   X Window System printing extension library
ii  libxpm-dev                4.3.0-5                   X pixmap library development files
ii  libxpm4                   4.3.0-5                   X pixmap library
ii  libxrandr-dev             4.3.0-5                   X Window System Resize, Rotate and Reflection extension library de
ii  libxrandr2                4.3.0-5                   X Window System Resize, Rotate and Reflection extension library
ii  libxt-dev                 4.3.0-5                   X Toolkit Intrinsics development files
ii  libxt6                    4.3.0-5                   X Toolkit Intrinsics
ii  libxtrap-dev              4.3.0-5                   X Window System protocol-trapping extension library development fi
ii  libxtrap6                 4.3.0-5                   X Window System protocol-trapping extension library
ii  libxtst-dev               4.3.0-5                   X Window System event recording and testing extension library deve
ii  libxtst6                  4.3.0-5                   X Window System event recording and testing extension library
ii  libxv-dev                 4.3.0-5                   X Window System video extension library development files
ii  libxv1                    4.3.0-5                   X Window System video extension library
ii  pm-dev                    4.3.0-5                   proxy management protocol development files
ii  x-dev                     4.3.0-5                   X protocol development files
ii  xbase-clients             4.3.0-5                   miscellaneous X clients

[snip fonts ...]

ii  xfree86-common            4.3.0-5                   X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure
ii  xfs                       4.3.0-5                   X font server
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0-5                   X Window System client libraries metapackage and XKB data
ii  xlibs-data                4.3.0-5                   X Window System client data
ii  xlibs-dev                 4.3.0-5                   X Window System client library development files pseudopackage
ii  xlibs-static-dev          4.3.0-5                   X Window System client library development files
ii  xserver-common            4.3.0-5                   files and utilities common to all X servers
ii  xserver-xfree86           4.3.0-5                   the XFree86 X server
ii  xutils                    4.3.0-5                   X Window System utility programs
 
  


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