X.org: Fatal server error
hawei at free.fr
Thu Feb 7 13:04:37 UTC 2008
*** Fatal server error:
*** could not open default font 'fixed'
This is the message (without the stars) I get on a laptop after
a fresh install of FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE i386 (previously 6.0).
Searching the archives, I found two reasons which do not apply for me:
1. xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.2 is properly installed
2. the same is true for font-alias-1.0.1
A good reason in my case seems to be: all fonts.dir files are empty.
Running ``mkfontdir [-e encodings/] misc/'' creates always an empty
fonts.dir file, but with the '-e' option a correct encodings.dir file.
Conclusion: mkfontdir appears to be broken, or rather mkfontscale as
the former is just a single-line shell script.
xorg-7.2, xorg-fonts-7.2 and all the rest are properly installed.
The instructions of the 20070519-section in UPDATING have successfully
Fortunately, lynx and elinks work alright.
Needless to say that I've portupgrade'd both mkfontdir and mkfontscale
with the '-f' option, and that my ports tree is portsnap'ed up-to-date.
What else could I do to find the bug ?
Thanks in advance,
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