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Posted on 1998-06-05
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xdm is working but the xlogin window is very small regarding
to the normal behaviour...and this is not due to Xresources!
in xdm-errors file i've :
Warning: Cannot convert string "-new century schoolbook-
medium-r-normal-*-180-*" to type FontStruct
So I understand that xdm is trying to convert the font
description string into a structure FontStruct...and fails.
Does anybody know the reason why ??
Thanks...
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your server tries to use a font which is not available on you client's X-server, and therefore uses a default.
Change the Xresources for xdm to an appropriate font, or install that font on your client.
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by:mowat
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Actually, i think this problem may happen also if the font
is present but the fonts.dir + fonts.alias files are
corrupted...i'm not sure.
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yes, these files must be up-to-date too
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