John Gay's [johngay at eircom.net] 42 lines of wisdom included:
> I realise this is probably easy, but after several days work I'm stuck here.
>> I've built a Linux From Scratch system within a root file system for User
> Mode Linux. Once I was able to boot this, I built freetype-2.1.2 and
> XFree86-4.2.1 Now I can not get Xnest to run properly so I can continue my
> work on the desktop.
>> >From my host system, I run xhost +192.168.1.15 the IP for the UML session.
> >From one virtual console, I export DISPLAY=debian:0 but when I try to run
> Xnest from it, a window opens momentarily and then closes again with this
> bash-2.05a# Xnest
>> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
>> Running xterm from the same console works, but generates the following
> bash-2.05a# xterm
> Warning: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
> Warning: X locale modifiers not supported, using default
> Failed to open input method
do a ``truss'' or ``strings'' on Xnest when it starts and see where
it's looking for your font directory.
Your nested server must have the same font path as your X server.
Either change the default font (-fn) or the default font path (-fp).
You should have a fixed.alias or a fonts.alias file somewhere
(/usr/lib/X11/fonts or /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts)
The location of your ``fixed'' font should be there.
You have got a fonts package installed right? :)
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