could not open default font

cckuo chechun_kuo at
Sat Jul 29 07:29:29 PDT 2006

Dear all:
After typing the following message on my debian system, it works.

apt-get --reinstall install xfonts-base

thanks all of your reply, thanks a lot!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy C. Reed [mailto:reed at] 
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2006 1:28 AM
To: cckuo
Cc: xfree86 at; xorg at
Subject: Re: could not open default font

On Fri, 28 Jul 2006, cckuo wrote:

> Dear all:
> Below is excerpted from my Xorg.0.log file

Why email xfree86?

> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> does that mean I have to download another font file or change my XFree86
> config file?

Do you have the "fixed" font?

For Xorg this is found in the Xorg misc-misc package. Look at the source 
downloads at

Or if you did have XFree86 installed then adjust your FontPath (in your 
xorg.conf) to point to your XFree86 fonts.

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