xterm font issue (SOLVED)

Mark LaPierre marklapier at aol.com
Sun Feb 27 14:44:09 UTC 2011

On 02/27/2011 09:02 AM, Greg Woods wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-02-27 at 09:57 +0100, François Patte wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Le 27/02/2011 01:17, Mark LaPierre a écrit :
>>> Hey Y'all,
>>> When I start an xterm I get:
>>> [mlapier at mushroom ATC]$ xterm
>>> Warning: Cannot convert string "nil2" to type FontStruct
>>> xterm: cannot load font
>>> -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1
>> try:
>> xlsfonts | grep "-misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed" | grep 10646
>> And see what is the reply: no reply is: you don't have fonts!
> ...in which case you may need to install the xorg-x11-fonts-misc
> package. This is what I need in order to use the non-default font sizes
> from xterm.
> --Greg

I did get a response from xlsfonts but there was too much in the pipe 
for grep to handle.

Then I used:
# yum install xorg-x11-fonts*

That did the trick.  I probabaly didn't need all the fonts, just the one 
package xorg-x11-fonts-misc, but hey the whole thing was only 47K.

Thanks for the help.

    ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
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