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Old 10-08-2003, 12:22 AM   #1
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Emacs gives a wierd error using the xterm window on my windows 98se machine

Greetings everyone. I'm semi-new to linux and this is my first time posting here. I have installed Mandrake 9.1, and have so far managed to get telnet working (I know, insecure, I'll fix that soon with SSH) and get an xterm window up and running. xterm seems to work fine with almost everything, but whenever I try to run emacs I get the following error :

No fonts match `-*-fixed-medium-r-normal-*-*-140-75-75-*-*-iso8859-15

I'm guessing I am missing some font somewhere, but I'm not sure if its a problem with my Windows machine? I'm running X-win32 and I've downloaded a bunch of their "optional" fonts, but nothing has worked.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks

Old 10-08-2003, 09:03 AM   #2
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If you want emacs to run in the xterm window you should start it with

% emacs -nw

(nw = no window). Otherwise emacs will open in a new window. If that's what you want you can specify a different font on the command line:

% emacs -fn <put your font name here>.

But if you have a file .emacs (don't forget the dot) in your Mandrake home directory, then any font-setting commands in there will override anything else you do. Maybe you should check that out for a start.

Otherwise you probably have to look more closely at configuration options and documentation for Xwin32.


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