First Fedora7 problem : KDE + Xorg + Fonts

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Sun Aug 5 20:45:12 UTC 2007

Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> = Preamble =
> Fedora 7 has been without issue for me thus far.Kudos to all involved.
> = Problem =
> Shutdown machine without notice of any problems. Booted up next day
> and Xorg, and in turn KDM wouldn't load. /var/log/messages was quiet
> but both /var/log/kdm.log and /var/log/Xorg.0.log showed:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> = Solution =
> I eventually found out that I had an entry in my xorg.cong:Files
> FontPath "/usr/local/share/fonts"
> commenting that out fixed the problem.
> = Cuase =
> According to the Google cache of the Xorg wiki (which was down at the
> time), "The use of the font server xfs is deprecated due to several
> bugs in it. It is recommended that the Xserver loads the fonts
> directly."
> So I'm guessing KDE assumes that font paths are setup via xorg.cong. I
> had attempted to add ttf fonts via KDE's control center (it did ask
> for root password). Incidentally, I did notice that that did not add
> the fonts in question, so I went back to how I normally add fonts,
> using fonts:/Personal (that worked as normal).
> I'm not sure what a possible resolution is, but I think it's fair to
> expect people to attempt to use Control Center to add a font.
> (although using fonts:/Personal is better)

Many thanks for your bug report and esp. for the detailed problem description, 
can you please put this in bugzilla so that it doesn't get lost.

Thanks & Regards,


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