Another X crash on startup

Harold L Hunt II
Thu Apr 1 03:25:00 GMT 2004 wrote:

> 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.

None needed:

> 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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