Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#118 closed System Defect (fixed)

Missing Fonts

Reported by: pheet Owned by:
Priority: critical Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 1.4.1
Keywords: fonts, missing, xorg Cc:

Description Fonts (truetype I belive) are msssin gin the install, leading to eror messages such as:

Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*"
to type FontStruct?
Warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859 font
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1

and the application failing to start. This affects various x utilities, emacs, etc. not working.

See forum thread.

This bug is present in 1.3, 1.4.*, and is still present in 1.5.


As root, in a console forceable reinstall the fonts package:

pkg_add -rfF xorg-fonts

then re-start the X-server (e.g. Logout, then log-in again.)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

I will be adding most of these missing fonts into 1.5.1, since we have some extra room on the install CD now. This should be fixed at that point, and will be included in the 1.5.1 patch as well.

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