[Nautilus-list] Nautilus won't open - font problem?

Dear all,

I have recently installed Sun's preview release of
Gnome 1.4 on my Ultra Sparc 5 Solaris 8 Workstation.
Mostly it works OK, the biggest headache being
Nautilus. It won't open. From the command line I get a
bunch of error messages, which trimmed down look like

Gdk-WARNING **: Missing charsets in FontSet creation
Gdk-WARNING **: ISO8859-15

** ERROR **: file nautilus-gdk-font-extensions.c: line
957 (nautilus_gdk_font_get_fixed): assertion failed:
(fixed_font != NULL)
Abort - core dumped

The 'Missing charsets' message is reapeated a number
of times. I believe that refers to a helvetica of some
type, anyway it exists on my system in
/usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts somewhere. Does this mean
that there is a variable that Nautilus is using which
tells it to look in the wrong place for that font? If
so, where is that variable set and is it changeable?

Secondly, the file 'nautilus-gdk-font-extensions.c'
does not exist. Is therefore the claim that line 957
is wrong automatically sent to std_err whenever the
default font is irretrievable? Can Nautilus work
without that file?

Lastly I am rather frustratingly informed that the
list of processes including oafd, gconfd,
nautilus-throbber and /bin/sh are still running (after
the core dump of course) and should be killed so that
Nautilus should not be rendered unstable (ha ha). It
needs those processes I suppose, and whether I kill
them or not Nautilus will not start.

Font problem, configuration problem, unsupported
Solaris problem? Which of these? Any help will be
greatly appreciated.


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