Error running freeciv on dxwin32

Suhaib Siddiqi
Fri Jun 9 10:34:00 GMT 2000

> I am having problems running freeciv using the dxwin32 X server.
> The server
> starts up fine.  Everything seems to be running.  I then run the freeciv
> client and get the following messages:
> Gdk-CRITICAL **: file gdkfont.c: line 205 (gdk_font_ref): assertion `font
> !=NULL' failed.
> Gdk-CRITICAL **: file gdkfont.c: line 205 (gdk_font_ref): assertion `font
> !=NULL' failed.
> 1: Could not open file "/g/Program files/Freeciv/./.civclientrc"
> Gdk-ERROR **: X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server
> shutdown).

There is subroutine called gdkfont.c in X-servers code.  It is
Freeciv bug and you need to investigate in freeciv code.

> The X server is still running - it has not been killed or shutdown.  The
> freeciv client stops at this point.  I have attempted to install
> all of the
> fonts in xfree86-fonts.tar, but the X server doesn't seem to see them.  My
> impression is that the dxwin32 will not work with compressed
> fonts (is this

Yes, because it is compiled with MSVC and cannot use Unices type compressed

> true?).  If I need to install more fonts, how do I go about doing that?
> I've been playing around with the fonts.alias and fonts.dir files and
> decompressing various fonts, but I'm having no luck.

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