View Full Version : Linux(rh73): What would corrupt X config files?
09-28-2002, 12:03 AM
Running along smooth as silk for days, and then attempt to go to x windows and get;
from the /var/log/XFree86.0.log
Could not init font path element unix/:7100 removed from list!
from the /var/log/messages
Could not open default font 'fixed'
ANd we drop back to the cli ...
What changed?? what else, I downloaded packages!
09-28-2002, 12:12 AM
I'm not familiar with redhat 7.3, but did you check your XF86Config file for the correct font modules loading? E.g. I load the following...
# This loads the Type1 and FreeType font modules
What about the font paths, are they correct?
As far as I know, XFree86 4.0 and higher has it's own "font server" now, and the directives come from the XF86Config file. That's the way it is for me, because I roll my own. However, who knows what redhat does.
Mine is /etc/X11/XF86Config but I think some distros use XF86Config.4
What packages did you install that might have caused this. That might give some clues as to what might have been wankered up.
09-28-2002, 12:22 AM
Definitely a font update, I do remember that. the
font path is specified as unix/:7100... errr.....
I bet I know....
09-28-2002, 12:28 AM
My font paths are specified like this...
Mebbe try commenting out the one that ends in unix/:7100
I don't know, I suppose it's possible that the font update hosed your fonts. There's a good chance, this is configuration related but if worse comes to worst you could try uninstalling the package you installed (rpm -e packagename (use --nodeps to force it, if it complains that it's needed by another package) and installing the original one with rpm -i
10-06-2002, 11:45 AM
After redhat 6.0 they use a server port for fonts in XFS.
I must have fixed it somehow...
I saw the XF86Config-4 file it was usng, and there was a backup of the file from the last package application. I renamed the original, and then renamed the backup to the originals name.
That yeilded different X startup errors. Ok, so I flip everything back, and....
X windows is functional again...
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