XServer Woes

Suhaib Siddiqi ssiddiqi@inspirepharm.com
Thu Jan 27 06:58:00 GMT 2000

Have fonts in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc gunziped them mkfontdri
should fix it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-xfree-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com
> [ mailto:cygwin-xfree-owner@sourceware.cygnus.com]On Behalf Of Matt
> Lewandowsky
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 11:41 PM
> To: Cygwin-XFree Mailing List (E-mail)
> Subject: XServer Woes
> OK. I've taken the plunge and tried to run John Fortin's
> GGI/DX server
> under NT. However, I get the following when I try to run it:
> bash-2.02$ PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file
> Roman_Merror opening security policy file
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> [1]+  Exit 1                  ggiserver
> What am I doing wrong, since I'm fairly convinced that it
> is (yet again)
> my fault? I didn't see anything when I tried to RTFM. I
> even searched
> the digests that I keep archived in Outlook. I'm trying
> to remember the
> default locations for XF86, but it's been too long since
> I've had font
> issues like this... I think I'm looking in the right places... :(
> Thanks,
> --Matt
> P.S. In /usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/PEX, I have Roman.phont and
> Roman_M.phont,
> as well as a fonts.dir.  But I cannot find the fixed font. :( I've
> already run mkfontdir in the /usr/X11R6/lib/fonts/* directories.
> P.P.S. I'm fairly impressed with the VNC-based X server.
> I mainly tried
> it out to see if it would run on NT without crashing my
> VNC server that
> I use to connect from home with. It's much faster (for my Eterms
> exported on the LAN) than Exceed, and it gives about the
> same number of
> errors, but the trade-off is the resolution: I can live
> with the 16
> colors it gives (after all, I usually restrict my VNC
> sessions to 8-bit
> anyway, so no real color loss...), but I wish there were a way to
> specify a higher resolution... Running at 800x600 leaves
> a lot of wasted
> space on my 1280x1024 screen when I have a lot of serious
> X'ing to do.
> Just a wish that I'm sure has already been added to a
> TODO list... :)
> --
> Matt Lewandowsky
> Jr. UNIX Systems Administrator, D2K Inc.
> mattl@d2k.com < mailto:mattl@d2k.com >    408-487-8897
> The man with a new idea is a crank
> until the idea succeeds. - Mark Twain

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