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Bug 3500 - xset won't accept unix-domain font server names
Summary: xset won't accept unix-domain font server names
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-16 14:15 UTC by mark.kennedy
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-29 18:57:54 UTC

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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.

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