using x11r5 font server

Dave Ahlswede mightyquinn at
Tue Jun 7 14:10:19 PDT 2005

On Tue, 2005-06-07 at 22:52 +0200, Christofer Olofsson wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm trying to use a remote hpux xfs as with my xorg on ubuntu install
> but it fails with
> xset:  bad font path element (#65), possible causes are:
>     Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions   
>     Directory missing fonts.dir                      
>     Incorrect font server address or syntax
> It works using debian and xfree and it also works when i add a font
> server on the local lan or localhost forwarded through ssh.
> Is it so that the old x implementation is no longer supported?
> xset "tcp/localhost:port" to hpux 11.11i doesn't work.
> xset "tcp/localhost:port" to linux with xfree r6 works.
> xset "tcp/ip.addr:port" to linux with xfree r6 works.

While this doesn't help you with your problem, it's worth being aware
that an xfs only provides core fonts; It can't provide any to Xft, which
is what modern KDE and GNOME use to render antialiased fonts. You still
need your fonts to be accessible directly through the filesystem for
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