Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479769
ratpoison fails to start up with font load error
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:35:49 EST
Description of problem:
Installed ratpoison-1.4.1-2.fc9.i386 via Yum (though this is a FC10 install; it's not clear to me if the package was just not updated from FC9 or if yum gave me a bogus package). Attempting to run it, it fails due to being unable to load a font (it is not clear if the error is that it cannot find the font or if it finds the font but encounters some problem in processing it).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run ratpoison from xterm, or select via gdm session and look in .xsession-errors
ratpoison: Cannot load font -*-fixed-bold-r-normal-*-15-*-*-*-c-*-*-*.
ratpoison would start (or, in the case of running from an xterm, perhaps quit with an error about not being able to take over the screen from the already running wm)
I've installed every font package that seems reasonably likely.
I noticed in the man page that you can set an alternate font in ~/.ratpoinsonrc, which I attempted to do, but strace indicates it exits as above without ever reading this file.
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