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Old 01-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Cannot start X - font error


I havent started X in a LOOONG time because the console is more productive but when i tried i got a font error:
Log may or may not be attached LOL links browser is buggy
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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Seems to have nothing to do with fonts. The '(EE)' lines complain about fbdev and xkb keymap. You may need to remake your xorg.conf. You seem to be running XFree86 not xorg. What distro is this?

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #3
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First, thanks for the unbelivable response time.
The distro is slackware.
Those (EE) lines are not the one that crashes X, its the fatal error: could not load default font "cursor".
 
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First, thanks for the unbelivable response time.
:-) Got a few minutes to spare... waiting for a number crunching job to finish.

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The distro is slackware.
Those (EE) lines are not the one that crashes X, its the fatal error: could not load default font "cursor".
Oops, my bad. Notice that it is not a text font, but a cursor font. I think you need to have a look in XFree86.conf (sorry can't remember the exact name for xfree86) and see if there is anything suspicious.

Perhaps some of the slackers lurking here can be of more help?

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:44 PM   #5
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This browser is really drivin' me crazy!
Here is XFree86Config file (i hope it attached)
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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Isn't google great. Seems someone posted the exact same question here 4 years ago.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-10.2-398806/

Reinstalling the x11-fonts package was the suggested solution, but the OP never reported back.

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I guess i should have mentioned that i have already googled and already reinstalled the font package.
 
Old 01-19-2010, 09:01 PM   #8
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Hey! i fixed that error only for it to crash on another error.
The solution was to add a line to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias that says
cursor *
but now theres a new error and i will attach a log
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the log did not catch the error
Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
Warning: X locale modifers not supported using fefault
X Error: BadValue
Request Major code 94 ()
Value 0x98
Error Serial #13
Currect Serial #14
wating for X server to shutdown
xfree86 shutdown success
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Last edited by smeezekitty; 01-19-2010 at 09:06 PM. Reason: more info
 
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The same fbdev and xkb errors persist. Perhaps you have old versions installed that are incompatible with the rest of X?
This is really out of my comfort zone... I use distros that resolve these sort of dependency issues for me. I think I probably can't be of much help here.

Good luck!

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:10 PM   #10
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X was installed as 1 package and all dependencies are current.
BTW I can breafly see a gray screen with a black X in the center.
 
  


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