> Hail Gurus.
> I've recently upgraded Proctool on our main server, Sparc 1000E/Solaris
> to 2.4.4.
> I can start it without any trouble on the console with Openwindows/olwm.
> When I try to start it from my desktop X-term with Motif/mwm I'm getting
> following error messages:
> # proctool -p 1024
> child_id = 26624
> Proctool error - Bad resource specified for proctool.process.font
> # proctool -p 1024
> child_id = 26630
> X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
> Major opcode of failed request: 45 (X_OpenFont)
> Serial number of failed request: 62
> Current serial number in output stream: 64
> Message 1 appears when no resource initialisation is present in
> /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults or .Xdefaults.
> Message 2 is there when I have the following resources set-up (as per
> proctool README file):
> proctool.*.background: lightgrey
> proctool.*.title.fontList: times-bold-14
> proctool.*.label.fontList: times-bold-14
> proctool.*.Label.fontList: times-bold-14
> proctool.*.TextEdit.InputFocusColor: red
> proctool.*.InputFocusColor: lightslategrey
> proctool.process.font: times-bold-14
> proctool.Process.font: times-bold-14
> I've e-mailed the proctool authors asking for hints, but they aren't there
> or didn't bother to reply.
> I've never had any resource problem with any other X apps I run.
> Has anyone seen this problem before (and has a solution :) ) ?
I've received only two replies to the above query.
Here's one of them with a few possible solutions:
> The default fonts in 2.4.4 and the suggested alternatives are *not*
> standard fonts. They are only available to Sun Xservers.
> Proctool 2.5.2 (for Solaris 2.5/2.5.1 only so it doesn't help you)
> does use standard fonts.
> There are a number of solutions
> 1) track down all the fonts used and set appropriate X resources to
> use fonts that do exist on you X display. Use xfontsel to see what's
> 2) set up a font server to provide the missing Sun fonts. Solaris 2.4
> does not come with a font server, Solaris 2.5 and above do. You can
> install the X11R6 one, or perhaps one came with your Xterminal
> software; however, I think the fonts in question are PostScript Type
> 1, so a non Sun font server may not work.
> [Haven't I already suggested this to you in another context ? :) ]
> 3) upgrade to 2.5.1 and use proctool 2.5.2 :-)
> 4) perhaps there's a later branch of proctool 2.4.* that uses standard
> fonts ?
> 5) set up a fonts.alias file to provide aliases for the missing fonts.
> 6) Find a sun display to use whenever you want to use proctool
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My preferred option would be to set up our main server as a font server.
Since my time here draws to a close I'll leave it to the next Admin.
Many thanks to
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