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Bug 3500

Summary: xset won't accept unix-domain font server names
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: mark.kennedy
Component: XFree86Assignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description mark.kennedy 1999-06-16 14:15:26 UTC
the font server can be referenced as ':-1', e.g.
"fsinfo -s :-1" or "fslsfonts -s :-1".  but
xset won't accept this form of name when specifying
font sources:

% xset +fp ':-1'
xset:  bad font path element (#38), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax

Comment 1 mark.kennedy 1999-06-16 19:13:59 UTC
bug #2759 (which indicates that xfs has been intentionally
TCP-crippled) contains the answer.  the syntax to work with
xset is 'unix/:-1', not ':-1'.  i guess i should have looked at
the source.  thus this bug becomes not a code bug but a
documentation bug.