Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137060
emacs cannot determine appropriate font during startup.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001
Description of problem:
When I start emacs from a shell the window opens but shows only boxes
instead of text. The shell displays this error/warning message:
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-medium-r-*--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type FontStruct
However, xemacs works fine and emacs works fine when started on a
different machine/Xserver through Â´ssh -XÂ´. Therefore, I guess that I
would need some other X11 package. But which? Should this not be
reflected in the rpm dependencies?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.type Â´emacsÂ´ in bash
Actual Results: error message in bash and emacs window without text
Expected Results: emacs window with normal text
It seems to be the 75dpi bitmap fonts that are required.
For FC2 they're in xorg-x11-75dpi-fonts.
For FC3 that is fonts-xorg-75dpi.
Fixing in next build.
Thanks, Jens. It works fine, now.