Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61869
X server crash while searching for fixed font
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
- Make an Everything install (The installation was done in graphical mode)
- Try to start X
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Start the system (in level 5)
Actual Results: - X doesn't start
Expected Results: - X start
See files attached
Created attachment 50144 [details]
Created attachment 50145 [details]
Please attach your XF86Config-4 config file. Also, please attach
the output of: "rpm -qa | sort"
Is xfs running?
Also, is this a clean install of skipjack, or is it an upgrade from
a previous release of Red Hat Linux. If it was an upgrade, is it an
upgrade from a clean install, or from a system which may have
contained previous rawhide contents?
I've also seen this. To replicate - as root
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/annoymikeharrisalot
when it says disk full reboot the machine
xfs fails to start up (no disk space in /tmp) and X then fails
I upgraded XFree86 from 4.2.0-6.48 to -6.51 and got the same problem:
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
I restarted xfs, but it did not help.
*** Bug 62392 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 62430 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug is also related to bug #61940
This bug was caused when I changed the globs for the files in the
base-fonts package in order to flag individual files properly. When
I changed from the glob fonts.* to individual filenames, fonts.alias
didn't click into my head, so it got missed. Simple goofup on my part.
Problem should now be fixed in 4.2.0-6.52 in rawhide.
alan - that /tmp issue is separate this time. ;o) It's still open
in another bugziller somewhere.. on the todo list though.
Once someone confirms this fixed, please change resolution to RAWHIDE.
*** Bug 62472 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 62476 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Eagerly awaiting the fix ... when's the next push due?
Quick fix is of course to downgrade base-fonts to -6.48 (which requires XFree86
at -6.48 too, I just did both but you could use --nodeps).
confirmed fix in 4.2.0-6.52 in rawhide.
I can't see a -6.52 anywhere ... where are you getting it?
Ah, please ignore ... just seen it on Mike's FTP area. Wasn't there last time I
Whoopsie.. billc got dropped in a bugzilla mid-air-collision.