Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1269
startx dies with font error until xfs is restarted
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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
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X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server
as root I did this:
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
xfs was not starting by default on boot. Should be fixed now in the
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