Fonts - CID / xinitrc missing

Adrian adriand at
Mon Jul 5 12:12:27 BST 2004

Seems I did miss something in the manual :<. Aww well, I'll give it a go and see vhut happens. has only packages for -CURRENT and -STABLE, and neither are 
suitable for your system (which is 5.2.1-Release, if I gathered that right). 
You will have to delete all of them and either compile from source or use 
different packages.  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Adrian 
  To: kde at 
  Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 8:20 PM
  Subject: [kde] Fonts - CID / xinitrc missing


  First time looking at running KDE, so bare wif me please :>

  Running FreeBSD 5.2.1 R.
  cvsup run over - cvs/ports/src

  Installed - XFree86 4.4.0 - Via Xfree86
  Installed - KDE 3.2.3 - /usr/ports/x11/kde3 - make install clean

  When I type in startx I've finding it jumps to some type of screen with just a shell running. If I type: startkde in there, KDE will start. But, this login shell stays there and I can only min. it. Errors that pop up in this shell.

  QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used. (!! KDE is a gui last time i looked)

  Few more errors.

  Lauched ok, pid = 527
  Pretty much all apps work fine. Sound doesn't, but not concerened atm, breif look at that and just need to add in some stuff to loader.conf

  Also getting a: Could not init font path element /usr/X11RB/../CID/, removing from list etc.

  Viewing log in /var/log seems to suggest everything else is loading fine.

  I have no .xinitrc file located in my home dir which says to me, thats a problem.

  I have created a user after installing kde 3.2.3 and finding that I still don't get a .xinitrc file in my home dir.

  Other items tried - reinstall of kde, portupgrade -f kde\* , numerous readings of sites...RTFM bout 5 times, (prolly missed something) 

  Debating wether to look at deinstall of kde and reinstall of XFree86 , then reinstall kde again after /usr/ports/distfiles && rm -r ./*

  Failing that, thinking if a wipe and starting again, since I have bugger all running on it.

  Before i go through that again, thought I'd ask. 



  Willing to try anything for a hamburger!!



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