xorg 7.2 start problem

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Wed May 23 07:53:05 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 12:47:28AM -0700, 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!

I guess you missed the several replies (and the note in UPDATING)
telling you to install the xorg port to obtain a complete xorg


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