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Bug 4468

Summary: x server crashes due to font path problem
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: prabirm
Component: XconfiguratorAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 1.0CC: prabirm
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Description prabirm 1999-08-11 02:15:09 UTC
The XConfigurator configures the font path entries in the
file "/etc/X11/XF86Config" as

   FontPath   "unix/:-1"

because of this the x-server always crashes and you can
never start X11 using "startx" or directly after boot up.

I changed the parameters to the followings:

#   FontPath   "unix/:-1"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

And "xdm" or "kdm" is working perfectly now.

BTW, the rawhide release date is "4th August, 1999"
I have a ViewSonic P655 with ATI Rage Pro II video card


Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-11 14:04:59 UTC
Did you actually have the font server running?

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-24 01:09:59 UTC
Probably the font server was not running, because it works for me.