|Summary:||unable to enable urwfonts with the xfs|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Chris Runge <crunge>|
|Component:||urw-fonts||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-19 17:47:54 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Chris Runge 1999-02-16 12:33:59 UTC
RH 5.8 (beta 1) urw-fonts and 100dpi fonts are commented out of the /etc/X11/fs/config file by default (btw, it would be nice to see these automatically enabled if the corresponding rpm is installed). To enable them both I edit the file commenting out the appropriate lines so that the font catalog section looks like this: # where to look for fonts # Some of these are commented out, i.e. the TrueType and Type1 # directories in /usr/share, because they aren't forced to be # installed alongside X. # catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc, # /usr/share/fonts/default/TrueType, /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi, /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi I then stop then restart the xfs (restart does not work) /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs stop /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs start to receive this error: [root@localhost /root]# /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs start Starting X Font Server: xfs [root@localhost /root]# /usr/X11R6/bin/xfs error: Fatal font server error: /usr/X11R6/bin/xfs error: Element #1 (starting at 0) of font path is bad or has a bad font: "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" If I comment back out the urwfonts and start the daemon everything is fine.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-19 00:29:59 UTC
assigned to pbrown. Preston, can you sched some light ?
Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-03-19 17:47:59 UTC
Sure. Things were fairly broken in the first beta release. X now ships with a more sane xfs configuration file, as you will find if you get the latest build (-23 and later). Also, chkconfig had some issues as well which you ran into. There were some bugs. :( All of these issues should be fixed at this point. You should be able to add and remove font packages, and the xfs config file will be changed accordingly, and the font server restarted without causing X to hang up.