Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67406
xfs font server could not open default font 'fixed'
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:35 EDT
Description of Problem:
Since installing the latest errata packages via the up2date
mechanism, the Gnome desktop does not work. On boot-up the system attempts to load Gnome, but
after a couple of attempts fails back to text only mode.
contains the following error:
Fatal server error:
could not open default font
This ONLY occurs after installing the latest errata from up2date.
Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always reproducible after executing up2date after fresh install of RedHat
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat 7.2
2. Register with and use up2date
(excluding installation of kernel updates).
3. Reboot system
Gnome desktop will not execute.
Gnome desktop should
fire up as system enters run level 5.
Whenever you upgrade XFree86, you must either reboot the machine, or else
restart both xfs, and XFree86. If this does not solve the problem, then
you need to troubleshoot what is causing the problem and provide that
information in the bug report. I am unable to reproduce this when doing
a fresh install, plus update, and then properly rebooting the system.
xfs works for me on a clean install, after running up2date to
update everything and then performing a clean system reboot.