Upgraded to 7.2, emacs fails with Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-times-medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type FontStruct

Jeffrey Racine racinej at mcmaster.ca
Wed May 23 21:42:46 UTC 2007

Hi Kris.

Thanks for the kind reply. I do have xorg (installed it manually after
the upgrade with make install in /usr/ports/x11/xorg as I recall)

xorg-7.2            X.Org complete distribution metaport
xorg-apps-7.2       X.org apps meta-port
xorg-cf-files-1.0.2_2 X.org cf files for use with imake builds
xorg-docs-1.3,1     X.org documentation files
xorg-drivers-7.2    X.org drivers meta-port
xorg-fonts-100dpi-7.2 X.Org 100dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-7.2      X.org fonts meta-port
xorg-fonts-75dpi-7.2 X.Org 75dpi bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-cyrillic-7.2 X.Org Cyrillic bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-miscbitmaps-7.2 X.Org miscellaneous bitmap fonts
xorg-fonts-truetype-7.2 X.Org TrueType fonts
xorg-fonts-type1-7.2 X.Org Type1 fonts
xorg-libraries-7.2  X.org libraries meta-port
xorg-protos-7.2     X.org protos meta-port
xorg-server-1.2.0_2,1 X.Org X server and related programs
xorg-vfbserver-1.2.0,1 X virtual framebuffer server from X.Org

On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 17:40 -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 05:25:08PM -0400, Jeffrey Racine wrote:
> > Hi.
> > 
> > Just upgraded a FreeBSD 6.2 system to xorg 7.2 Upgrade had a few
> > hiccups, but all now done and appears to be running (thanks!).
> > 
> > However, just fired up emacs and get a bunch of boxes with no fonts and
> > the message
> > 
> > Warning: Cannot convert string
> > "-*-times-medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type FontStruct
> > 
> > All other apps appear to run fine...
> > 
> > No idea how to diagnose the problem, so any help would be most
> > appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
> Verify you have the x11/xorg port installed
> Kris

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