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Bug 139123

Summary: Modular xorg can't find lucida* fonts
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Joshua Rich <>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: 2006.0   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: Xorg Log
Output of emerge --info

Description Joshua Rich 2006-07-03 23:49:13 UTC
Programs/Packages Involved:
Modular Xorg
CVS Emacs
Adobe Fonts (100 dpi)

After the update to modular xorg, emacs would not load, returned error message:

"Could not find the font lucidasanstypewriter-14"

Emacs could run from a console/terminal, but not in it's own X window.

Installed xlsfonts, ran xlsfonts, and observed that the lucida fonts did not show up.  

Installed xset and ran xset +fp /usr/share/fonts/100dpi and xset fp rehash.  xlsfonts still showed no lucida fonts.  

Checked xorg log, no complaints of missing fonts from that directory (attached to bug report below).  According to this font should be loaded with the "bitmap" module.  This module loads fine (see log below).

Ran fc-cache, mkfontdir, mkfontscale on /usr/share/fonts/100dpi.  Emacs still produces error.

Revdep-rebuild reported no libraries/programs needed to be rebuilt.

Downgraded back to Xorg version 6.8.  Restarted X and ran emacs.  Emacs loads fine and no errors occur.  Font is visible to this X version.

How To Reproduce:

Add the following line to your .Xdefaults file:

emacs*font:                             lucidasanstypewriter-14

And reload (xrdb -load ~/.Xdefaults).  Then run emacs.  Or specify the font from the command line with:

emacs -fn "lucidasanstypewriter-14"
Comment 1 Joshua Rich 2006-07-03 23:50:39 UTC
Created attachment 90826 [details]
Xorg Log

Xorg Log as referenced in bug report
Comment 2 Joshua Rich 2006-07-03 23:51:10 UTC
Created attachment 90827 [details]
Output of emerge --info
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-07-03 23:53:22 UTC

Emerge it.
Comment 4 Joshua Rich 2006-07-04 16:43:02 UTC
Aha!  I missed installing those font packages.  Thankyou for the quick fix!
Comment 5 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-07-04 16:45:24 UTC
No problem, closing. ;)