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Old 09-18-2005, 03:37 PM   #1
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X won't start after upgrade to Breezy


Hi,

I just upgraded to Breezy by changing my apt sources, and now whenever I try to run startx it gives me this error (or at least this is part of the error, I'm not sure where the log is):

Fatal server error:
Could not open default font 'fixed';

Can somebody help me fix this? I'm hoping it's just a simple package I have to download, but I reall have no idea.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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Nevermind, I've been meaning to do some major partition changing so this is just as good a chance as any to do that, and just go ahead and change the filesystem on my Ubuntu installed partition.
 
Old 09-18-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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You might have the same results after doing major changes to your system and starting over. The problem is the font paths in your xorg.conf file. Also you might need to change the entry for yout keyboard. Mine was "keyboard" it should have been "kbd"

Here are parts of my xorg.conf file.


Code:
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection
Hope that helps, good luck. Kelean
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:30 PM   #4
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I actually went back to Hoary (which is working just fine), but if that's all that's needed to fix the problem I had, then maybe I'll try upgrading to Breezy again. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:26 AM   #5
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i did the updates and it asked me to reboot cause hal and something else were installed well now X wont start it says something isnt configured well since it leaves me with a black screen and last line says kdm is not starting and thats all it says it seems to be only with the new updates. on the info screen it says:
X Windows system version 6.8.2 (ubuntu 6.8.2-69 20050920093941
root@terranova.warthogs.hbd.com)

than it gives me releace info and told me to check http://wiki.x.org and i did no help that i could find im gonna go back to the black load screen and post what it says ok there are acrap load of font errors maybe 15-20 but it leaves me at something i cant type at no command line just a black screen and white font on it. anyone have a clue what any of thsi means and how in gods name do i fix this im installed ubuntu 2 time this am already and its only 9:30am plz help.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 10:20 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Kelean
You might have the same results after doing major changes to your system and starting over. The problem is the font paths in your xorg.conf file. Also you might need to change the entry for yout keyboard. Mine was "keyboard" it should have been "kbd"

Here are parts of my xorg.conf file.


Code:
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection
Hope that helps, good luck. Kelean
im reinstalling it again and i think b4 the updates i gonne try the above and see if after updates it works. does any of this have to do with the multi universe repos??
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:00 AM   #7
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Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands:
#
#   cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
#   sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf >/var/lib/xfree86/xorg.conf.md5sum'
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"unix/:7100"			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"ATI Technologies, Inc. 3D Rage Pro (AGP)"
	Driver		"ati"
	BusID		"PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"1996F"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"ATI Technologies, Inc. 3D Rage Pro (AGP)"
	Monitor		"1996F"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1x1"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1x1"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1x1"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1x1"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1x1"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1x1"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection

that is the contents of the xorg.conf file and it seems ok but if i go do those updates its gonna crash. is it possible it could be deleting them on its own??? i looked at teh wiki.x.org site and it pretty much had same thing for the fonts as u posted and i have?
 
Old 09-21-2005, 11:07 AM   #8
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ok i just found another xorg.conf file its contents are listed below:
Code:
# bare-bones XFree86 config to start the server in probe-only mode
Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	RgbPath		"/etc/X11/rgb.txt"
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
	Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection
Section "Module"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"dbe"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"record"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"keyboard"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
EndSection
Section "Device"
	Identifier	"Generic Device"
	Driver		"::DRIVER::"
EndSection
Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection
Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Device"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Generic Mouse"
EndSection
not real sure why there is 2 of them or even if makes a difference plz help thank you
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:26 PM   #9
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That second xorg.conf file looks to that it is a safe mode thing. Im not real sure on this but I would nbot change that file. As for updating I have not had any more problems.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 01:20 PM   #10
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Well I'm safely in Breezy now, and the simple changes to the xorg.conf file worked perfectly. I'm really impressed by Breezy; it seems to be a lot more responsive then I remember Hoary being. Is there a reason for this?
 
  


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