Questions for previous Cygwin/X maintainers

Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports)
Mon Apr 24 02:56:00 GMT 2006

I'm now trying to get XWin from xorg-server-1.0.2 running.  I got it to 
build with a few minor patches, but it can't seem to find the fonts, 
similar to the FAQ:

I have all the fonts installed and have run mkfontdir, mkfontscale, and 
fc-cache on the font directories.  I've even tried running /usr/bin/XWin 
with the old /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts directories (via -fp arg), but it 
still can't find the fonts.

1) What are the bare minimum fonts required for running XWin?

2) Is mounting the fonts directory necessary?  On one machine, on which 
xorg-x11-6.8.2 was the first version installed, there is no such mount, 
and yet the old XWin runs.

3) What else can cause X not to init font path?

4) Is there anything else that I should know that may be helpful?

Thanks in advance,


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