Subject: Linux and fontpackages
To: pkgsrc-users <email@example.com>
From: Lieven De Keyzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/19/2007 22:42:41
I updated some packages on my Slackware system, including my X.org
packages. When I wanted to run startx again, I got the error:
fatal server error:
could not find font 'fixed'
I checked /var/log/Xorg.0.log , and saw lines like:
`fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/fonts/misc/".
`fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/pkg/xorg/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/".
After running the command mkfontdir in every font directory, I was
able to start the Xserver again. Shouldn't this be done when the font
packages are being installed? I did get error message though when
installing them, like:
Updating font databases in the following directories:
opendir: No such file or directory