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Can't boot because I uninstalled (all) fonts

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The files libfreetype6, libcairo2, libxft2 are in the usr/lib directory and when I try to install *each* font it says "the xxxxxx package is already installed"

 

I keep thinking it is strange that I don't have the directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts and its subdirectories, that is where xorg.conf man page says it searches the fonts.

 

I'll go to try to ensure that the packages are really installed from the DVD by uninstalling them and reinstalling them, it can't go worse any way, I'm very worried by now, hope there exists a solution :unsure: .

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I posted too fast

nevermind

 

ps: do not forget the --no-deps flag !!! else almost your entire desktop will be uninstalled too!

Edited by ffi

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I keep thinking it is strange that I don't have the directory /usr/lib/X11/fonts and its subdirectories, that is where xorg.conf man page says it searches the fonts.

I just checked and I don't have that directory either. My fonts are located in /usr/lib.

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I did

rpm --allmatches --nodeps ......

 

And it complained like this:

 

rpm: --allmatches may only be specified during package erasure

 

(note it was --allmatches and not --all-matches, and the rpm --help says --allmatches its probably wrong if the package name matches multiple files)

 

 

I just checked and I don't have that directory either. My fonts are located in /usr/lib.

Thank you, and does your /etc/X11/xorg.conf has some FilePath or FileName section

Edited by Roberto Oropeza

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(note it was --allmatches and not --all-matches, and the rpm --help says --allmatches its probably wrong if the package name matches multiple files)

 

try with -e, ie. -e --allmatches else

these are my installed fonts:

 

# rpm -qa | grep x11-font

x11-font-alias-1.0.1-12mdv2008.1

x11-font-adobe-utopia-75dpi-1.0.1-5mdv2008.1

x11-font-misc-misc-1.0.0-7mdv2008.1

x11-font-bh-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1

x11-font-cursor-misc-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1

x11-font-adobe-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1

x11-font-bh-lucidatypewriter-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1

x11-font-bitstream-75dpi-1.0.0-5mdv2008.1

 

uninstall them all and reinstall them

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:thanks: Now I can use the X server, finally I can see my desktop!!!. For the record, what finally gave me back my desktop was uninstalling all my fonts (as ffi told me) and uninstalling and reinstalling again the x11-task package, right now I've only installed the fonts asked by x11-task. I uninstalled my fonts one by one with various commands like

rpm -e --nodeps x11-font-xxxxx

 

:huh: But I've lost my window manager and my compizfusion 3D effects, yap, nor tittle bar nor window sizers in GNome (which is the one I constantly use).

 

In KDE the window manager is working, but the 3D effects aren't working, and the screen display is very bad: I can't look at my desktop cause hurts my eyes, it seems it's blinking at a high frequency all the time, and when I use XFdrake the configuration is the same as in gnome.

 

The tool that usually let me use 3D effects now says my computer doesn't support them (metisse and compizfusion choices are disabled)

 

So now I would like to recover my GNOME window manager and the 3D desktop effects, at least the GNOME window manager because I can't even move my windows. What should I do?

 

(I don't know if it deserves another topic, but I think the main reason for this problem is the same as my original post, namely, removing/uninstalling all my fonts)

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which graphics card do you use?

 

useally setting up the repositories and then running XFdrake is enough to set things up ,for nvidia at least but for other cards your mileage may vary...

 

show your /etc/X11/xorg.conf :

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Sorry for not being here so long time, I had to travel... but now I'm back (and my problems too)

 

My graphic card is NVidia GForce/4xxx, and the 3D desktop effects worked very well in the same hardware before, I didn't change the hardware.

 

This is my etc/X11/xorg.conf:

 

# File generated by XFdrake (rev 230776)

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite"
EndSection
# File generated by XFdrake (rev 230776)

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
#DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "es"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Compaq"
ModelName "Compaq QVision 210"
HorizSync 31.5-82.0
VertRefresh 50.0-90.0

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576"	 50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576"	 63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1152x864_120"  176.01  1152 1240 1368 1584  864 865 868 926  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1152x864_100"  143.47  1152 1232 1360 1568  864 865 868 915  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1152x864_85"  119.65  1152 1224 1352 1552  864 865 868 907  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1152x864_75"  104.99  1152 1224 1352 1552  864 865 868 902  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1152x864_60"  81.62  1152 1216 1336 1520  864 865 868 895  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1152x864_50"  66.85  1152 1208 1328 1504  864 865 868 889  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1024x768_120"  139.05  1024 1104 1216 1408  768 769 772 823  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1024x768_100"  113.31  1024 1096 1208 1392  768 769 772 814  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1024x768_85"  94.39  1024 1088 1200 1376  768 769 772 807  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1024x768_75"  81.80  1024 1080 1192 1360  768 769 772 802  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1024x768_60"  64.11  1024 1080 1184 1344  768 769 772 795  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1024x768_50"  51.89  1024 1064 1168 1312  768 769 772 791  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "832x624_120"  91.20  832 896 984 1136  624 625 628 669  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "832x624_100"  74.03  832 888 976 1120  624 625 628 661  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "832x624_85"  61.56  832 880 968 1104  624 625 628 656  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "832x624_75"  53.20  832 872 960 1088  624 625 628 652  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "832x624_60"  41.55  832 864 952 1072  624 625 628 646  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "832x624_50"  33.95  832 856 944 1056  624 625 628 643  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "800x600_120"  83.95  800 856 944 1088  600 601 604 643  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "800x600_100"  68.18  800 848 936 1072  600 601 604 636  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "800x600_85"  56.55  800 840 928 1056  600 601 604 630  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "800x600_75"  48.91  800 840 920 1040  600 601 604 627  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "800x600_60"  38.22  800 832 912 1024  600 601 604 622  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "800x600_50"  31.15  800 824 904 1008  600 601 604 618  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "640x480_120"  52.41  640 680 744 848  480 481 484 515  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "640x480_100"  43.16  640 680 744 848  480 481 484 509  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "640x480_85"  35.71  640 672 736 832  480 481 484 505  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "640x480_75"  30.72  640 664 728 816  480 481 484 502  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "640x480_60"  23.86  640 656 720 800  480 481 484 497  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "640x480_50"  19.40  640 648 712 784  480 481 484 495  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "480x360_120"  28.98  480 504 552 624  360 361 364 387  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "480x360_100"  23.84  480 504 552 624  360 361 364 382  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "480x360_85"  19.59  480 496 544 608  360 361 364 379  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "480x360_75"  16.74  480 488 536 592  360 361 364 377  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "480x360_60"  12.89  480 480 528 576  360 361 364 373  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "480x360_50"  10.39  480 472 520 560  360 361 364 371  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "320x240_120"  12.38  320 328 360 400  240 241 244 258  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "320x240_100"  9.79  320 320 352 384  240 241 244 255  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "320x240_85"  8.26  320 320 352 384  240 241 244 253  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "320x240_75"  6.93  320 312 344 368  240 241 244 251  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "320x240_60"  5.26  320 304 336 352  240 241 244 249  -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "320x240_50"  4.17  320 304 328 336  240 241 244 248  -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX - GeForce 8800"
Driver "nv"
Option "DPMS"
Option "RenderAccel" "false"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
	Depth 8
	Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
	Depth 15
	Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
	Depth 16
	Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
	Depth 24
	Modes "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "640x480" "480x360" "320x240"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection

 

By the way, I also lost my window decorator in GNOME, I would like to see them again... even if not with the 3d effects. Thanks.

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:jester: Happy again! I recovered my decorators copying the configuration files from a user whose window-decorators were Ok and may decorators came back.

 

Then, I found my video-card box and realized I had selected the wrong driver for my video-card, selected de right one and my 3d effects were back too.

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