Unable to connect to font server

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Thu Mar 28 13:09:00 GMT 2013

On 28/03/2013 06:58, Owen, Todd wrote:
> I am trying to use an element of the form "tcp/" in my
> font path, and it is being rejected. Furthermore, my testing shows that
> XWin is not even attempting to open a socket. Is the "tcp" transport
> still supported in the font path? Question 7.6 of the FAQ refers to this
> syntax, so presumably it worked at some stage. 

> # Conclusion: XWin never even made a connection to port 7100.

Sorry, font server font path elements are disabled because of an upstream bug
(See [1],[2])

If you really, truly need font server support, I would suggest you use
xorg-server 1.8.2-1 (unfortunately I can't arrange for this to be offered
through setup due to setup limitations, so you'll have to get it from the
cygwin time machine [3]), or agitate for this upstream bug to be fixed.

> I have tested this on two machines, both running Window XP Professional
> SP3. The difference is that on one machine Cygwin runs under a non-admin
> account, and on the other machine the account has local admin rights. I
> got the same results on both.
> Any idea what's going on?

[1] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree-announce/2012-09/msg00000.html
[2] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31501
[3] http://www.fruitbat.org/Cygwin/#cygwintimemachine

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