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Bug 4468 - x server crashes due to font path problem
Summary: x server crashes due to font path problem
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: Xconfigurator
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-08-11 02:15 UTC by prabirm
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-24 01:09:26 UTC

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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.

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