first of all, many thanks for all replies.
I read through your posts and get the impression things are running OK since creating the symlink described above.
Yes, things got running OK since I created de symlink.
my xorg.conf files section:
# FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
the problem seems not related to X.
I think You are right Franklin and it may be a freerock related issue.
as the error msg reports to fontconfig, here is the fonts directory section in my /etc/fonts.conf (witch is the one installed with fontconfig-2.2.3-i486-1.tgz):
it seems like some frg programs are getting trouble with fontconfig after the upgrade.
as things are working good now, I'l be fine until the major releases of slackware and frg get out.
and, if I get the cause of that behavior I'l be posting it here.
many thanks for Your help. best regards