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Re: [vox-tech] ISO8859-1 font problem
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Re: [vox-tech] ISO8859-1 font problem

matt, when was the last time you updated your system?  it's my understanding
that sid regularly breaks for short periods of time.

anyway, without X running, from console, do:

X -probeonly 2>X.err

(yes, that's one dash.  why?  i dunno!)

look for error messages.  i believe this might be kept (also) in
/var/log/xdm.log, although why it's called "xdm" is beyond me.  another

also, go to your font directories and make sure that that "fonts.alias" and
"fonts.dir" exist.  run 'mkfontdir *' if not.


begin: Matt Roper <mattrope@mattrope.com> quote
> I seem to have screwed up my X fonts somehow -- most of the common X
> programs from the xbase-clients package (xmessage, xdvi, xedit,
> xfontsel, xman, etc.) all give the following message when I try to run
> them:
> 	Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859-1 font
> 	Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet confersion
> 	Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset
> 	Segmentation fault
> Other X programs (built with gtk, qt, kde, etc.) all work properly.
> I am running XFree86 4.1 under Debian (sid).  I do not run xfs or any
> other font server.   My XF86Config-4 file loads the "type1" and
> "freetype" modules and points to various font paths under
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/.  I have the the following font packages
> installed:
> mattrope@poseidon:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep font
> gsfonts                                         install
> gsfonts-x11                                     install
> psfontmgr                                       install
> xfonts-100dpi                                   install
> xfonts-75dpi                                    install
> xfonts-base                                     install
> xfonts-scalable                                 install
> I'm not sure exactly when this problem began, but I'm pretty sure
> everything was working properly a month or so ago.  I don't recall
> changing anything recently that could have caused this problem...  It's
> probably something stupid that I'm overlooking.  Can anyone give me some
> insight?
> Matt
> -- 
> **********************************
> * Matt Roper <matt@mattrope.com> *
> * http://www.mattrope.com        *
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