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Old 11-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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can't open default font "fixed" (problem solved,it's so silly)

it is about the xorg-7.4 and the fonts,when you trying to start X,it says it can't found the font "fixed",and if you cat /etc/x11/xorg.conf ,you will find the path are there and the files are there,and after endless google won't help,it's a nightmare.

later i found the problem is the font were never there,yes,they appears to be there,but they were empty files,so what the hell is going on?
try compile and make,you will find the misc fonts give this :
t <filename> | gzip > <filename>.gz
bash:t :command not found.
so we get lot of gziped file on the directory and they were all empty.
i don't know if it's a bug,it's so silly,i just greped some fonts files from ubuntu and cp it to the path directory,and X worked.

so guys ,be aware,if you have the same problem,check this out.
Old 11-24-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
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The problem is the fonts require mkfontscale and mkfontdir to install correctly. You also need xcursorgen to install the default cursors (which are also required to run the server). Copying the files from another OS is a workaround, not really a solution.


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