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"could not open default font 'fixed'"

Hello,

i just installed a debian 3.0 with the minimum amount of packages...
i apt-get install xfree86 and gpm
made my mouse work

then ran xfree...

and it tells me :
could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

do i have to install some fonts ( what is the name of the package ? ) ?

thanks !

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Xavier
12/15/2003 1:08:01 AM
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Xavier Seneque wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> i just installed a debian 3.0 with the minimum amount of packages...
> i apt-get install xfree86 and gpm
> made my mouse work
> 
> then ran xfree...
> 
> and it tells me :
> could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
> fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> 
> do i have to install some fonts ( what is the name of the package ? ) ?
> 
> thanks !

Minimum is:
xfonts-base

You might also want to install:
xfonts-100dpi
xfonts-75dpi    and
xfonts-scalable

Hope that helps :)

--James
__________________________________
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I wish a robot would get elected president.  That way, when he came to town,
we could all take a shot at him and not feel too bad.
                -- Jack Handley

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Centurion
12/15/2003 6:44:13 AM
On 2003-12-15, Xavier Seneque <xavier.seneque@wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> i just installed a debian 3.0 with the minimum amount of packages...
> i apt-get install xfree86 and gpm
> made my mouse work
>
> then ran xfree...
>
> and it tells me :
> could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!
> fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
>
> do i have to install some fonts ( what is the name of the package ? ) ?

This usually means that you don't have a font server running.  Perhaps you 
didn't install xfs?  If you'd rather do without a font server, you can 
specify the font paths directly in XF86Config.  Comment out the 'FontPath   
"unix/:7100" ' line to stop X from looking for a font server and add your 
fontpaths to the Section "Files" in this manner:

    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

If these paths don't exist or are empty, you will also need to install the 
font packages.

-- 

-John (JohnThompson@new.rr.com)
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John
12/15/2003 6:06:55 PM
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