I upgraded to the current Rawhide, i.e., to:
After doing so, I could not "xinit" -- the server reports that it can't
open font "fixed". This, despite the fact that "fslsfonts -server
unix/:7100 -fn fixed" lists it just fine. Reverting to
XFree86-xfs-4.1.0-0.9.4 made the problem go away.
I can't figure out how to debug this easily, since xfs doesn't have any
sort of debugging options as far as I can tell. What I did do is capture
strace output from xfs when it failed in 0.9.11 and succeeded in 0.9.4.
I'll attach them both, in case they're helpful.
Created attachment 26996 [details]
strace output from failed server start-up with xfs 0.9.11
Created attachment 26997 [details]
strace output from successful server start-up with xfs 0.9.4
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51033 ***
*** Bug 51700 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug is closed as a duplicate of a hidden bug. A quote from Mike Harris of
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