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Old 02-05-2004, 09:38 AM   #1
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Setting External Font Server

Following problem:

An application that is sent to my computer (OS: Red Hat 9) as an X-window needs several fonts that aren't installed.
The solution would be to add a FontPath entry to the configuration file for X-window:


This file contains 2 FontPath entries now:

Section "Files"

FontPath "unix/:7100"
FontPath "tcp/*server*:7000"


where *server* is the external server I will not specify in this topic.
The last entry is this external font server I need for the application to run.

But still, this application can't start on my computer.

Please help ;-)

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Is xfs actually running on the *server*?

/me hasn't red the changelogs of X, thus doesn't know whether xfs has actually been incorporated into XFree86 for more recent releases ...

Old 02-06-2004, 03:18 AM   #3
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Yes, that server is running; otherwhise the application shouldn't be running on other machines on the network. The other machines run on solaris.

The problem of Red Hat can be avoided, by installing Exceed or another X-window program on a Windows machine. In Exceed, you'll be able to set the same FontPath. And then it works. But I don't want to use MS Windows of course. ;-)

Thanks anyway


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