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Bug 22222 - Can't start xfs
Can't start xfs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-12-13 09:33 EST by K2
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-01 16:27:43 EST
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Description K2 2000-12-13 09:33:11 EST
After recompiling and installation of XFree86 can't start X font server
get error:

_FontTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.font-unix should be set to root
FontCacheInitialize: hi=1048576, lo=786432, bal=70
xfs error: Element #1 (starting at 0) of font path is bad or has a bad

The font path in config file 

# where to look for fonts
catalogue = /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,

all directories exist

mkfontdir in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc don't make big difference
But when I comment out 75dpi font path everything works fine
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2000-12-14 15:29:55 EST
Can you check the size of the files in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/ please ?
It happened to me once that the files were empty after a recompile and
install. Each of these files usually has a size of 3-8 kb.
Comment 2 K2 2000-12-15 02:02:57 EST
Sorry, but I already deleted all fonts and font server and reintalled them
It solved the problem. 
I installed everything from recompiled rpm's and all fonts now have nonzero size

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