Bug 454806 - Xorg/xfs not compatible with old xfs FontPath
Xorg/xfs not compatible with old xfs FontPath
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-xfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2008-07-09 23:48 EDT by James Antill
Modified: 2018-04-11 04:54 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-15 04:20:24 EDT
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Description James Antill 2008-07-09 23:48:24 EDT
Description of problem:
 When you start X natuilus/metacity/etc. die, and gnome-panel eats 100% CPU.
Eventually I managed to get a terminal and run metacity by hand, at which point
it said it couldn't find the "fixed" font. After more searching and guessing I
changed my xorg.conf from:

FontPath     "unix/:7100"


FontPath     "/tmp/.font-unix/fs7100"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Installed Packages
xorg-x11-xfs.x86_64                      1:1.0.5-2.fc9
Available Packages
xorg-x11-xfs-utils.x86_64                1:1.0.5-2.fc9          fedora          

How reproducible:

Additional info:
 This was after dealing with 374901 ... so maybe that has something to do with
it? As I assume this can't be happening to many people.
Comment 1 James Antill 2008-07-10 00:02:12 EDT
 My bad, I meant to fixup the summary line before hitting submit.
Comment 3 Kristian Høgsberg 2008-07-15 12:01:32 EDT
You don't need a fontpath or xfs anymore, unless you spefically want to use a
font server to provide fonts on your network.  You should be able to just drop
the FontPath line from xorg.conf and things should work.  Cheers.
Comment 4 James Antill 2008-07-15 12:23:58 EDT
 Ok, could system-config-display stop generating xorg.conf files with FontPath
lines in them then?

 Also, should I just remove the Section "Files" ... or have an empty one?
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