On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 15:29 -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
- Run ntsysv (or equivalent) and disable the xfs service from
starting at boot time.
- Run "service xfs stop" to shut down xfs
- Edit xorg.conf and comment out the unix:/7100 font path.
Add a FontPath that points to the "misc" font directory.
- Start the X server. It should start correctly as long as you
have properly configured the misc font path, as it will then
still be able to find "fixed" and "cursor".
So far so good for the test run. Disabled xfs from starting, and
changed unix/:7100 (err, commented it out) and
added /usr/share/fonts/misc as the FontPatch in xorg.conf. Rebooted and
all is well so far.
You may or may not have errors or application failures during
your desktop's startup, depending on wether you're using GNOME,
KDE, or some other setup. If your setup uses apps that use
core fonts, they may or may not start depending on how picky
they are about finding specific fonts.
gdm started up OK (thought it might hicup like it has been doing this
last week or so). Gnome also started up OK, and no errors as of yet.
Evolution and Firefox both seem to run just fine up to this point. And
so far all the programs that are set to run on login (like weather,
network-status, sound, clock, gaim). Anyway, basic gnome desktop and
startup programs seem be working just fine.
Once your desktop is started, open a terminal and run various
non-GNOME, non-GTK2, non-KDE, non-Qt applications. For example,
run Xt, Xaw, Motif, and other such apps, and see if they work
properly, or if they fail miserably. If any apps fail and
report an error about a missing font or other font related
problem, make note of it.
Not sure what runs on the systems above, so might need to give a few
hints on what to test. Mplayer does seem to work if that is one of
them. As does K3b.
More to come later as I can test more.
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