I tried out all the suggestions which were put forward by everybody. I also
tried out everything that Namazu could find for me. Finally I tried something
which was quite logical and the issue was resolved.
I looked into the file:
there I found the rogue font 'fixed' , hurray !!
There is a line in the file which specifies the default font 'fixed' as:
I changed it to:
and restarted 'xfs' followed by 'startx' .
Lo Behold !! It found the default font 'fixed'. Thus kapil regained back his
lost GUI and they lived happily ever after...
kapil at libretech.com
On Saturday 22 March 2003 04:08, harsh wrote:
rm -rf /tmp/* /tmp/.*
It will work for sure
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Rajesh Deo wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Kapil Karekar wrote:
> > I have tried the following things but still the error persists:
> > 1. start xfs ... then do startx.
> > 2. Take the output from chkfontpath and add the line
> > "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc" as another fontpath in
> > /etc/X11/XF86Config 3. Comment out: Fontpath "unix/:7100" in
> > file
> > The 2nd and 3rd porcesses were obtained after searching the archives.
> > Still the same errors :-(
> > Does anybody know the solution?
> > Thanks !!
> > Kapil
> 1. Make sure xfs is running. #-> chkconfig --list xfs
> 2. Make sure required font rpms are installed. $-> rpm -qa | grep fonts
> You should atleast have XFree86-base-fonts package.
> 3. Check your keyboard layout and configure XF86Config properly. And keep
> that FontPath thing in there. Here are standard entries for XKB,
> Identifier "Keyboard0"
> Driver "keyboard"
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> If you have a reasonably recent keyboard this should be about same.
> 4. If still the same problem, try starting bare X as, $-> X
> If it works, check what is X spawning after it starts, and why it
> doesn't see installed fonts.