fonts.alias part of xorg-server installation?
cchin at ack.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Aug 26 19:34:05 GMT 2005
Today at 11:41 (-0700), Eric Anholt wrote:
> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:41:28 -0700
> From: Eric Anholt <eta at lclark.edu>
> To: Christopher Chin <cchin at ack.Berkeley.EDU>
> Cc: freebsd-x11 at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: fonts.alias part of xorg-server installation?
> On Fri, 2005-08-26 at 11:04 -0700, Christopher Chin wrote:
>> Starting from scrtach because of a dead hard drive, and I
>> just installed 6.8.2 (running FreeBSD 5.4-rel, I used
>> portinstall to add xorg-server-6.8.2_3).
>> I can't start the server b/c of the popular "could not
>> open default font 'fixed'".
>> I understand that my fonts/misc/fonts.alias is missing
>> but I'd like to know if it's part of the release, or if
>> I'm *supposed* to add this by hand? I hate hacking this
>> early in the revival process.
>> I figured it should be part of the release, and even
>> just reinstalled ('portupgrade -R -f xorg-server')
>> but still no fonts.alias file....
>> Is there another port/package I should be adding?
> If you want to run Xorg without knowing exactly what set of pieces you
> need, install the "xorg" package. You need more than just a server for
> an X setup. Notably, for the font "fixed" issue, you need
I thought about doing the entire xorg distribution, but
didn't want to bloat with things I didn't want/need.
I did have all the other pieces I needed, 'cept for the
miscbitmaps. Oddly, I overlooked that when I was
perusing /usr/ports/x11-fonts for my solution.
Many thanks! All happy on this front now.
.... but I'm wondering if miscbitmaps shouldn't be
marked as a dependency for server?
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