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Old 06-01-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Fontconfig error: "conf.d" line 1 no element found

Pls help me resolve this problem. I have installed freetype and fonconfig so that I would be able to install pango and gtk. I already got cairo installed correctly but this error message "Fontconfig error: "conf.d" line 1 no element found" appears during boot time and every time I open a text file. I already tried reinstalling freetype on /usr, and another on a directory that I have forgotten.

Any help would be appreciated. I have been trying to resolve this problems for days.
Old 06-01-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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The error message came from fontconfig so reinstalling freetype won't help. It looks like there may be a problem with the syntax of one of the files in /etc/fonts. Have a look at /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and the files in /etc/fonts/conf.d
Old 06-01-2006, 11:38 AM   #3
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I have tried to compile pango with the error message not yet solved. It installed successfully but when I reboot my pc I can't run X anymore. Now it says that pango somewhat failed and what not. Now I'm back to windows until I find a solution to this problem.

I guess I really messed up on installing those thingies. I am not yet accustomed to linux and I expect to break my machine due to my explorations (lol). If ever I did not resolve the problem, then I will just reinstall slack and try it all over again, but reformatting and reinstalling is my last resort.

I have tried viewing those files and they display some code that I cannot read as of now, java being my first language. the error message points to line 1 of conf.d, but conf.d is a directory and I don't know where line 1 is.
Old 06-01-2006, 11:00 PM   #4
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"= /etc/fonts/conf.d/

Now here is what is written on my /etc/fonts/conf.d. It is the same as the one included
on the .tar source of fontconfig. I do not know what will I change here.
Sorry for the ugly post. I am using lynx as of now cause my X wont run.


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