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could not open default font 'fixed' - revisited

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I have read the thread on this error and while interesting and
captivating, it doesn't appear to apply to my installation.

I heard cygwin switched to from XFree86 over licensing, etc. I
decided groovy, my cygwin installation is getting a bit stale anyway.
So, I deleted my cygwin directory along with all the references in the
registry and downloaded the realease directory, and burned it to DVD
(can't believe it won't fit on a CD anymore) yesterday. I ran setup,
pointed it to my spankin' new cygwin DVD and let 'er rip for a while.
The installation worked like a charm for the command line stuff. I did
my usual tweakage - added %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 to cygwin.bat,
add Cygwin Prompt Here to the registry, associated .sh files with
cygwin.bat and installed my brand new and
files (thanks Fred Kulack for the -T- steer - embedded spaces are SUCH
a pain) and added them to the Scheduled Tasks. I ran both jobs once to
be sure they worked and Voila! Eureka! it worked.

However, I then tried to run startx from the command line to compare with the previous XFree86 and bummer, dude...
~    could not open default font 'fixed'
ouch, looked in the archives for this list, read the thread and looked
at the faq entry, but neither possibility appears to apply:

1. xorg-x11-fnts is missing - nope, it's there.
2. /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts is invalid, ls lists all the normal
directories and misc contains a slew of .pcf.gz files.

I reran /etc/postinstall/, but it didn't fix anything.

here's some of the output of the command (extraneous stuff omitted
including extra linebreaks).

Please give a helpful suggestion as to next steps...


- -----------------snip
$ startx
Welcome to the XWin X Server
Vendor: The Cygwin/X Project
XWin was started with the following command line:
X :0 -multiwindow -clipboard
(EE) Keyboardlayout "US" (00000409) is unknown
Rules = "xorg" Model = "pc101" Layout = "us" Variant = "(null)"
Options = "(null)"
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/,
removing from list!
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird -


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