XWin startup problem
Mon Oct 18 18:32:00 GMT 2004
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004, Simon Marchese wrote:
>> I can't start XWin successfully on WinXP. I have re-installed and re-booted so often that I'm wearing out my disk and the restart icon. Yes, I have tried the advice in http://x.cygwin.com/docs/faq/cygwin-x-faq.html#q-error-font-eof and it has not helped.
>> I would be very grateful for any advice. I have included more information below. Please let me know if there is anything I can add.
>please try removing
>this should not print the uptodate line for /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc
Yup, it didn't print the uptodate line but XWin emits the same errors.
Ok, so I started to relearn Xserver stuff. I found that I can start "xfs" separately to XWin and use "xfsinfo" to see if it's working and "xlsfonts" to see what it's capable of supplying. Now, in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/fonts.alias, the line containing "fixed" is the following:
However, if I run "fslsfonts -server localhost:7100" then I get that font listed. So, not having seen a working one of these for a while, I'm not sure whether XWin even starts a font server. If not, where does XWin go for fonts? So, I download the source, and find that there appears to be a default like this.
So I check /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc, and that turns out ok:
$ ls -l /usr/lib/X11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 simon Users 16 Oct 18 03:23 /usr/lib/X11 -> ../X11R6/lib/X11
Which still leaves me with the problem. Any suggestions?
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