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Bug 1269 - startx dies with font error until xfs is restarted
startx dies with font error until xfs is restarted
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-02-21 14:45 EST by Chris Runge
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-18 19:33:22 EST
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Description Chris Runge 1999-02-21 14:45:29 EST
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'

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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 1999-03-18 19:33:59 EST
xfs was not starting by default on boot. Should be fixed now in the
beta release.
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2000-04-18 20:37:59 EDT
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. :(

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