SUMMARY: X problem

From: Igor Schein <>
Date: Fri Aug 09 2002 - 12:22:05 EDT
On Thu, Aug 08, 2002 at 10:25:42AM -0400, Igor Schein wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have a user sitting at a (not necessarily patched up-to-date )
> Solaris 2.7 machine.  Every once in a while, an error appears in
> /var/dt/Xerrors: 
> Wed Aug  7 11:52:07 2002
> error (pid 270): Server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly 0
> sunffbDriverInit: Warning: cannot get video mode -
> Continuing with current setting.
> Default Font Path: /usr/openwin/lib/X11/
> After that, a user starts experiencing a weird behavior - he can open
> some X applications like xterm, but he can't open emacs, xemacs or
> 3rd pary graphical tools - the window never comes up.  Log out/log in
> solves the problem until the next time, but it's not an option for him
> now.  
> What causes this behavior, and what's the best way to fix it?
> Thanks and will summarize
> Igor

Thanks to Robert Brockway, Gaziz Nugmanov and Bhavin Vaidya.
Suggestions were to patch the system ( always a good idea ), use
kdmconfig command, check integrity of packages with pkgchk -f and
start with the fresh set of *dt* file in the user environment.
However, the solution which I bumped into myself, was to run command
'xset fp default' to reset the font path.  Somehow it was being

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