XWin startup problem

Alexander Gottwald alexander.gottwald@s1999.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Oct 20 17:11:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Alexander Gottwald wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Simon Marchese wrote:
> >
> > > This worked. Many thanks. Maybe it would be a good idea to add as a
> > > "last resort" to the FAQ?
> >
> > Maybe. But actually i need to figure out why sometimes the mount type
> > causes the problem and sometimes it does not
> Didn't the postinstall scripts of the font packages use to do this mount
> automatically?  Has this been changed?  If so, perhaps the change was
> a bit too optimistic?

I've changed this because it did not work for first time installations.
Since xorg 6.8.0 the font-update script is run in the postinstall scripts
to generate fonts.dir, fonts.scale and fonts.encoding and it used to work
with textmounts too (at least i thought). The new -bin package includes 
a mkfontscale which will always create binary fonts.scale and fonts.dir
files which should work properly regardless of textmode or binmode mounts.

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