Bug 1269

Summary: startx dies with font error until xfs is restarted
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Chris Runge <crunge>
Component: XFree86Assignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Chris Runge 1999-02-21 19:45:29 UTC
RHL 5.8.1 (Beta 1)

Upgraded 5.8 to 5.8.1, created a normal user, logged in as
that user, and typed startx.  This error appeared:

_FontTransSocketINETConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
failed to set default font path 'tcp/localhost:7100'
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

When reporting a problem related to a server crash, please
send the full server output, not just the last messages

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server

as root I did this:
/etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart

I can then do a startx again and it works fine.

NOTE: this happened immediately after the upgrade and after
a reboot (perhaps xfs is not initializing properly upon

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-03-19 00:33:59 UTC
xfs was not starting by default on boot. Should be fixed now in the
beta release.

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2000-04-19 00:37:59 UTC
I'm still seeing this occasionally on 6.2 final systems. (Fresh installs.) I
can't figure it out or make it reproducable, unfortunately, but this IS still a
problem. :(