SUMMARY : could not start openwin

Date: Mon Jan 25 1999 - 19:34:24 CST

Thanks to David Stern <>
for the reply. And forgive me for this late SUMMARY, I was away
due to some reason.

Below is solution from David Stern :

The error message pretty much spells it out. To diagnose,
 login under failsafe (under options-->sessions) then enter one by
one the commands
xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/F3/
xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/F3bitmaps/
This will tell you which has the corrupted/missing the fonts.dir file.
Best bet for fixing is to tar the bad one up from another machine
and restore.

-------- Yesterday I'd tried as suggested but got another error.
-------- After doing xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/F3/ , I got
-------- error can't open display, and when I do
-------- setenv DISPLAY <server_name>:0.0 I still got the
-------- same error.
-------- I'm still trying and I'll come back when I got the solution.
-------- Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

-------- Thank You very much

-------- -fared-

Below is my original posting.
Dear Sun Managers,
I could not start openwin and am getting this below error messages

failed to set default font path

One of the directories in the list above does not exist
or it does not contain a valid 'fonts.dir' file

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
giving up.
/usr/openwin/bin/xinit: Connection refused (errno 146): unable to
connect to X server
/usr/openwin/bin/xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.

Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
I'll summarise.



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