fonts and "could not open default font 'fixed'"

Alan Cox alan "at" cymru.net
Mon, 23 Mar 1998 09:58:20 +0000


> failed to set default font path
> '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/'
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> 
> I tried uncompressing the fonts is misc, but that didn't help.  What
> am I doing wrong.  The font path is correct!

There is a secret incantation required. Its called reading the FAQ.

Alan