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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:44 am    Post subject: speedo error starting X Reply with quote

After compiling my kernel, I've only emerged three things:

emerge gnome
emerge icewm

After those 2, I had X working.

Then I decided to emerge xmms (wow, I should have checked dependencies, that took forever). Now X won't start, and I get an error message about missing the speedo font.

Any ideas what should I install/edit to fix that?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try commenting out the

load "speedo"

line in your XF86Config file

working from memory, but i seem to remember this being the solution
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I'll check on that. I don't recall seeing it loaded there, but I could have missed it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speedo is a font directory. Check that you have this line in XF86Config:

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"

err.. and check that the directory actually exists still ;-)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any suggestions as to what package I should install if the directory itself is missing?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.. I thought that it was included with X-windows. I can zip up my dir and email it to you if that's any help.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need to send, it is all there. I redid xf86config to create a new one, same issue. So I commented the Speedo path line, and it got rid of that error, but X still won't start. I don't see any errors in the log.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at the permissions. Also check you have fonts.scale & fonts.dir. Does the output of 'stat' & 'ls -lh' look like this? :-

(You may need to emerge 'stat' first)

# stat /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/
File: "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
Size: 4096 Blocks: 8 IO Block: 4096 Directory
Device: 2101h/8449d Inode: 1233990 Links: 2
Access: (0755/drwxr-xr-x) Uid: ( 0/ root) Gid: ( 0/ root)
Access: Wed Apr 24 08:48:50 2002
Modify: Wed Apr 24 08:48:58 2002
Change: Wed Apr 24 08:48:58 2002

# ls -lh /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/
total 576K
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 72K Apr 24 08:48 font0419.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 72K Apr 24 08:48 font0582.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 72K Apr 24 08:48 font0583.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 72K Apr 24 08:48 font0611.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 58K Apr 24 08:48 font0648.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 60K Apr 24 08:48 font0649.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 58K Apr 24 08:48 font0709.spd
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 60K Apr 24 08:48 font0710.spd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.6K Apr 24 08:48 fonts.dir
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 1.6K Apr 24 08:48 fonts.scale
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for replying. The result from stat and ls -lh looks like your list. Everything looks to be present and accounted for. Again, it happened when I did 'emerge xmms' , which was the 3rd package I emerged after getting the kernel built. I was surprised by how much it had to compile. I did 'emerge gnome' and 'emerge icewm' first and X worked. It was after the xmms build that I encountered the trouble.

I grep'd through /etc and found references to speedo in a couple of binary data files. I don't recall the names now, but I did not recognize their function. Geez, this dual-boot is getting old. I need to build another system so I can have them side-by-side! ;-)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, interesting. I got X to start by doing

gdm
xinit icewm

Which of course started gnome. But it was so slow. It took several minutes to init and then several more minutes per app.

In Gentoo, which runlevel in inittab starts the console by default, rather than X? Right now, the runlevel is set to 3.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sawsedge wrote:
In Gentoo, which runlevel in inittab starts the console by default, rather than X? Right now, the runlevel is set to 3.


I highly recommend you read the Gentoo rc-scripts Guide.

For the quick answer, to start up in X...

First edit your rc.conf file. Look for "# What display manager do you use ? [ xdm | gdm | kdm ]" And set the DISPLAYMANAGER variable to your liking.

Then type:

Code:
rc-update add xdm default


Next time you reboot you should be good to go.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeevz, thanks a bunch, that did indeed get me running. At least, IceWM works fine. The Gnome panel does not. Nautilus seems to work fine. Now I'll go read more about Gentoo...
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2002 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of a late reply, but I ran into the same error and found the solution 8)
By doing some google-ing I found this message, and it worked for me :D

Yep, this happened to me under RedHat as well.
In your XF86Config (or XF86Config-4, if that's
what you're using) file, under the "Module"
section, add "Load speedo" and it should work.
This is the module that tells the X server how
to handle Speedo font file

Make sure you don't put Speedo, but use lowercase
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