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Old 07-10-2001, 06:09 PM   #1
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kernel compilation and X font server

I have just installed the 2.4.3 kernel. I got it compiled and installed and entered into lilo. But when I restarted and booted it, X-windows failed, telling me that it couldn't find the default font. It automatically went back to a text mode and while the command line works fine, I want to use X-windows. Does anyone know if I have to do anything to configure fonts or X-windows prior to rebooting after a kernel update?
Old 07-10-2001, 10:17 PM   #2
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try this

I had similar prob
I edited XF86Config and *commented* FontPath "unix/:-1"
I also tried to give my own font path

However the one thing that worked was giving FontPath "unix/:7100"

Hope this helps
Old 07-27-2001, 03:39 AM   #3
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first, run
#/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs stop
if get "failed" ,then run
#ls -al /tmp
if .X0_lock .X11_unix .font_unix appear
delete all
then run
#/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs start
if ok .good luck
Old 07-27-2001, 05:01 AM   #4
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x font server

cheers for that, got new kernel working fine now. Thanks for your help folks, I'm a newbie and that was the first time I installed a new kernel successfully!
Old 09-07-2001, 10:21 AM   #5
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Thanks... this helped me as well.


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