Another X crash on startup
Harold L Hunt II
Thu Apr 1 03:25:00 GMT 2004
> A colleague installed the full Cygwin installation onto a laptop on
> Monday. He can't start X because of what looks like the
> "Fatal server error: could not open default font 'fixed'" mentioned at
> However, we've checked that the fonts are installed; mount shows that
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts is used, and the directory contains about 400
> files in the misc subdirectory.
> X won't start. Any other suggestions? This is on a new Dell laptop,
> running at about 1600x1200, and XP.
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> winDeinitMultiWindowWM - Noting shutdown in progress
This is exactly what is described in the second half of the FAQ entry
you pointed to above. You are going to have to follow *exactly* the
steps described in that answer.
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