Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 30882
X doesn't work cause of no font support after upgrade from 6.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:02 EDT
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X windows fail to start after upgrading from 6.2 to 7.1. An error stating
that it "could not init font path element unix/:7100. Fatal server error:
could not open default font "fixed"'.
Tried removing the xfs requirement in Gnome, but the system still errored.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from 6.2 to 7.1
2. run 'startx'
3. X fails with above error message for both Gnome and KDE
Actual Results: X windows crashed
Expected Results: X windows should operate
I'll attach log files for errors with both xfs required for X and not
required for X
Created attachment 11949 [details]
XFree86 with font server on
Created attachment 11950 [details]
Xfree86 with font server off
verified the described behavior with qa0307.0
X will start as expected after Xconfigurator is run
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before next release.
What does /etc/X11/fs/config look like?
Fixed in XFree86-4.0.2-0.12.1.
Created attachment 12405 [details]