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Old 10-30-2006, 12:36 PM   #16
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Hi, I had the same "...font path element unix/:7100 removing from list" error after a "yum -y update" command. Commenting out the Fontpath line did help booting X on console correctly.
Thanks to all...
Old 05-10-2007, 05:33 AM   #17
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tried everything but ....

Hi all,

I think my problem is bit more convoluted then most cited here.

I was running fedora core for past 2-3 months and one day when booted the machine everything went fine up until I clicked on a folder on the desktop.

The graphics disappeared and problem was Xserver could not be started when i saw the log file error was: "could not open default font 'fixed' "

Being a complete newbie I searched for the solution here and tried the following :

1> freed up disk space (had 600mb now its 1.3 GB)
=> prob not solved
2> commented unix/:7100, restarted xfs , ran startx
=> saw the graphics for sometime when tried to open a folder... the problem reappeared
3> changed port to 7110
=> no relief

Please tell me if I am missing something since the problem is existing even after trying everything.
When i reboot the system everything works fine until I try to open a folder (using mouse!)

Please help me... I have to finish my project on NS2 by 17th of May, and I am stuck with this problem.

Will the problem get solved if I reinstall Fedora???

Please REPLY as soon as you see it

Hoping to get the solution fast..

Old 10-13-2008, 02:04 AM   #18
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Talking Solved for me

Hi i had the same problem

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

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

My OS is RHEL4

I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and i added these lines to the "Files" section

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

and then i rebooted my server
and every think is ok

I hope this work for you
Old 10-12-2011, 08:06 AM   #19
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Spent most of the morning trying to troubleshoot this too.

Fixed in the end by hashing out the following line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then rebooted

FontPath "unix/:7100"


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