xorg 7.2 start problem

Iulian M eti at erata.net
Wed May 23 08:08:38 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 23 May 2007, Andriy Babiy wrote:
> > You need at least the following ports:
> >
> >   x11-drivers/xf86-video-mga
> >   x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse
> >   x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard
> I wanted to thank everybody who helped me. I added those ports, and that
> fixed the problem I had before. So, I was able to issue:
> X -configure
> and obtain xorg.conf.new file. I checked the configuration and found that
> the hardware was recognized without errors. The pathes were changed
> to /usr/local accordingly.
> But when I issue:
> X -config /root/xorg.conf.new
> the X server doesn't start; it fails with the message:
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> I checked xorg.conf.new and found that the pathes to appropriate fonts are
> listed there, namely:
> xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.2
> xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.2
> xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.2
> xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.2
> xorg-fonts-truetype-7.2
> xorg-fonts-type1-7.2
> I checked all the directories; they exist, and their contents exist. I
> tried mkfontdir in each of them, but it changed nothing.
> Maybe, you could advise me what I need to do in order to resolve it, apart
> from rebuilding the whole thing. Thank you very much in advance!

Yep... you have to rebuild everything. Not to fix the error but just because 
you don't read other threads on the ML

On another thread the conclusion was that installing x11-fonts/font-alias 
solved the fixed font problem.

Best Regards,
Iulian Margarintescu
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