using x11r5 font server

mcnichol at mcnichol at
Tue Jun 7 14:35:18 PDT 2005

Check what port the old X11R5 font server on your hpux system is using.

I think X11R5 used to default to port 7000.

I believe it was sometime during X11R6 that someone officially registered
port 7100 for the font server to use.


> From: Christofer Olofsson <christofer.olofsson at>
> 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.
> c.

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