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Old 12-30-2004, 08:03 AM   #1
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Dropline 2.8.2 causes font path element error in X Windows


Linux slackware 2.6.7
Dropline GNOME 2.8.2 update from applet


After using the applet to update Dropline to v2.8.2, I restarted my workstation, afterwards when I type 'startx'; I receive the following error message:

(WW) ATI(0): Failed to set up write-combining range (0x40000000, 0x80000000)
Could not init font path element /usr/X1186/lib/X11/fonts/local/, removing from list!

Again, I only get this error when I try to start X. In the directory noted in the error (/usr/X1186/lib/X11/fonts/local/), I do have the following file:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2 2004-12-03 01:24 fonts.dir
Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
Old 12-30-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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THe font error is not what is causing X not to start. THat is simply a message telling you that there are no fonts in that directory. You can safely ignore it. The problem lies somewhere else in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf

What's the output of the following command?

cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log |grep "WW\|EE"


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