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Old 12-05-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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XFree86 font problems (again...)


As I mentioned in this thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...619#post633619) XFree86 refused to start, maybe becuase of some permissions I accidentially changed. Anyway, I commented out the line:
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FontPath   "unix/:7100"
and now I can log into X as root. However, it takes a bit longer, and when I open any windows they take a while to open up (Mozilla, explorer windows) The biggest problem is I can not type at all. I assume this has something to do with the font line I commented out....

Does anybody have any suggestions to solve either my original problem, or the new one with the text? Should I try to point X to another place for text files?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:22 PM   #2
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> it takes a bit longer, and when I open any windows they take a while to open
you probably have an unreachable dir in your $path or $home variable! Did u fix the problem with that folder.

> I can not type at all
you can't get input from kbd, or you dont see any echo on the screen?
 
Old 12-05-2003, 09:15 PM   #3
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Well when I try to type (example: an internet address in Mozilla), sometimes no characters appear in the box I'm typing in, and sometimes a strange character or 2 appears.

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you probably have an unreachable dir in your $path or $home variable! Did u fix the problem with that folder.
I'm not sure what you mean...where would this unreachable path be? The only thing I was doing with the folder was changing permissions, so thats not really a problem. It was just an empty home folder for a user I created for ftp login.
 
Old 12-06-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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After I log in to X as root, then log out, there is a line on the screen that says
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Could not init font path element /usr/X11r6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo removing from list
That appears every time I log out. I'm beginning to think a reinstall would just be best
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:59 AM   #5
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I think u r right, that's the fastest thing. However i think this all has nothing to do with that permission change, maybe you installed some package that corrupted your system.
the message about speedo itself should not be a problem, if you have other fonts. However, again u're right, maybe you can reinstall.
 
  


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