Re: Pager problems

Mark Thorp Duxbury (
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 18:24:37 -0500


I was not able to get the 1.8.10-1 RPM to work with RH 8.0 (either building 
from the SRPM or using the binary) - lots of X errors at startup.   What I 
wound up having to do was to build an RPM from AfterStep-1.8.11.tar.bz2 
( - it includes a spec file so it's it's 
easy... but I could email you the RPM if you like).  I also experienced some 
odd problems with wharf animation using the stock RH 8.0 kernel (I think this 
is related to RH changing HZ, I have to use a different kernel anyway so it 
isn't a big deal for me).  Afterstep is working fine under stock RH 8.0 here 
right now.  Hope this helps.


On Friday 24 January 2003 17:15, TJ Walls wrote:
> Hello,
>   Thanks in advance for any advice. I just got a new computer and
> installed the newest wiz-bang RedHat 8.0. I also downloaded and installed
> AfterStep 1.8.10-1 from the RPMs provided. The problem is that Pager won't
> run. It complains of the following font problem:
> <------------------ snip ------------------->
> Pager: can't get font -*-lucida-bold-r-*-*-13-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
> .
> .
> .
> X Error of failed request:  BadFont (invalid Font parameter)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  56 (X_ChangeGC)
>   Resource id in failed request:  0x0
>   Serial number of failed request:  990
>   Current serial number in output stream:  994
> <---------------- snip -------------------->
> I tried changing the font in the look.* files, but it still just dumps out
> with the X Error: BadFont message. Does anyone have an idea what the
> problem here might be?
> Sincerely,
> TJ
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