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Re: RFC: Making the xfs font server optional in Fedora Core and its derivatives.



On Mon, 2006-05-22 at 15:29 -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> - Run ntsysv (or equivalent) and disable the xfs service from
>    starting at boot time.
> 
> - Run "service xfs stop" to shut down xfs
> 
> - Edit xorg.conf and comment out the unix:/7100 font path.
>    Add a FontPath that points to the "misc" font directory.
> 
> - Start the X server.  It should start correctly as long as you
>    have properly configured the misc font path, as it will then
>    still be able to find "fixed" and "cursor".

I've been doing this ever since GNOME2 was released. The only apps I use
anymore that depend on core fonts are xmms (GTK 1.x) and vnviewer
(Toolkit: ???). xscreensaver was finally killed off by
gnome-screensaver.

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