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Old 08-28-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Help with XFS - borken by Drakfont


I have XP and mandrake 9.1 running on the same machine. I want to start using Linux exclusively, but I'm not going to switch over until I can get it to do everything I need it to.

The other day, I was using Drakfont inside of KDE... and while it was 'grabbing windows fonts' it froze, and then it took me to the console screen. I tried to get back into KDE, but the X Font Server is always "FAILED" and it cannot load the 'fixed' font or something. I dont know how to reinstall XFS or to go back to defaults or anything.
So, now it won't let me into KDE at all. I don't know how to fix it, I am still a newb to Linux and all of its commands.

If someone could help me, or give me a link that would point me in the right direction, I'd greatly appreciate it.
and sorry if this is a question

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Old 08-28-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Configuring XFree86 for a Non-Specific Linux Distribution
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XFree86 -configure
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, you want the Linux IA32 driver

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page


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