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Hey, I just installed the X11 x server on a old 450 MHz machine running on Fedora 3. But unfortunately I have a problem starting the x server. When starting ...
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    X server start problems


    Hey,

    I just installed the X11 x server on a old 450 MHz machine running on Fedora 3. But unfortunately I have a problem starting the x server. When starting the xserver (startx) the screen goes black and remains black. When I check the log, it gives the following error:

    Code:
    Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/, removing from list!
    
    Fatal server error:
    could not open default font 'fixed'
    
    Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
             at http://wiki.X.Org
     for help.
    Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
    
    
       *** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
       *** be the reason for the server aborting.
    
    FatalError re-entered, aborting
    Caught signal 4.  Server aborting
    I already installed all fonts included on the Fedora 3 CD as well as all the x server components. After a search on this forum, other forums and on search engines I still don't know how to solve this problem.

    My system:
    AMD K6-2 450 MHz, 64 MB RAM, Savage 3D graphics card, 9,5 GB HD
    O/S:
    Fedora 3 Kernel 2.6.9-1.667
    X-server version 6.8.1-12
    KDE 3.2

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    You might have better luck going with a lighter WM such as fluxbox or IceWM.
    Even if you can get it running Kde, you won't be happy.
    Kde is a resource hog.
    Have you run
    Code:
    xf86config
    It might help.
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