Re: X won't start with GDK_USE_XFT=1, will with =0...?

A couple of things off the top of my head.

 - look in /var/log/XFree86.0.log for the full error messages
 - maybe try re-creating your fonts.dir fonts.scale files by
    cd /tt/font/path
	ttmkfdir -o fonts.scale && mkfontdir

I think the log file is your best bet to find what the main problem is


On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 04:44:54PM -0600, Victor B. Putz wrote:
> APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE:  I have scoured newsgroups, searched web pages,
> fiddled with XF86Config and XftConfig, done everything I could.
> No-worky.  I only post on the desktop-devel-list because I have run out
> of other ideas.
> Here is what is happening: I'd love to see Gnome2's groovy antialiased
> fonts and such.  And I have gone through the rigmarole of many howtos
> (ie yes, font paths are in XftConfig and XF86Config, just in
> case... RENDER extension is enabled... correct modules are loaded in the
> "Modules" section of XF86Config...).
> It works without GDK_USE_XFT=1, but of course that doesn't get the
> nice-looking fonty action.
> But when I do startx with "GDK_USE_XFT=1", I get the following response:
> (screen clears...)
> (GNOME startup logo appears without any text under it...)
> (screen goes black with the "click" of changing video mode...)
> Return to console.  The only notable lines are
> ** (gnome-session:6344): WARNING **: Cannot open font file for font
>    Nimbus Sans L, 10
> ** (gnome_segv:6360): WARNING **: Cannot open font file for font
>    Nimbus Sans L, 10
> This does *NOT* happen with GDK_USE_XFT=0.  Doing a grep of my
> fonts.cache files shows that yes, the "Nimbus Sans L" font is in the
> system in one of the directories in the paths in my config files.
> I am using the XFree86 packages for RedHat 7.3... on a 7.2 system (it's
> a patchwork of upgraded RPMs by now).
> I realize I am missing something obvious, but don't want to waste
> everyone's time--pointers to more information would be great, or hints
> toward any solution.
> Many thanks.
> -->VPutz
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