Could not open default font 'fixed'
Wed Mar 10 18:51:00 GMT 2004
On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Tue, 9 Mar 2004, Harold L Hunt II wrote:
> >>Jeff Wolkove wrote:
> >>>I had the above error when I attempted to run startxwin.bat. The FAQ says
> >>>I should nudge the mailing list so here I am nudging. Does anyone know
> >>>of a fix for this error? Let me know if you need any further details.
> >>Yes, we all know the answer, but it looks like it took me quite a long
> >>time to get around to updating the FAQ :)
> >>There is now a detailed answer were there was previously a request to
> >>nudge the mailing list by 2003-01-31... I hope I mistyped that as 2003
> >>when it really should have been 2004. It would be a little silly if it
> >>really took longer than a year to revisit this issue.
> > Harold,
> > FWIW, you should be able to simply re-run any one of the
> > /etc/postinstall/XFree86-f*.sh.done scripts... :-)
> > Igor
> I don't understand, please explain.
First, all the postinstall scripts for XFree86-fnts, XFree86-f100,
XFree86-fscl, XFree86-fcyr, and XFree86-fenc are the same -- that's the
"any one of..." part.
Secondly, umount is already part of these scripts, and there should be no
need to reinstall the package just to re-run the postinstall script, hence
my suggestion (to just re-run the script from the command line). Of
course, if any of the font files are corrupt then reinstallation *is*
Hope this helps,
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