Having some kind of font problem
Up to a challenge?
I'm having some sort of funky font problem. My system is a Celeron at 450 mHZ, 192 megs of RAM, Nvidia Riva TNT1 video card (with Linux driver package) running Debian Testing and Enlightenment.
When I run certain programs, I get an odd font error, like so:
Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset
The program still runs
, but I get that error in the console from which I launched it.
With Mozilla, it takes this form, repeated over and over:
Gdk-WARNING **: Missing charsets in FontSet creation
Gdk-WARNING **: ISO8859-1
In association with this problem, I find that Eterm no longer works for me. When I start Eterm, the terminal appears, with the background image intact...but it just freezes
. No cursor appears, no menu functions, nothing. I've had to switch to using xterm again.Edit:
And, as I just now managed to confirm, sometimes running Eterm this way crashes X and locks up my machine entirely, to the point where I have to shut down and reboot/fsck to bring it back up. Sigh.
It used to be that I had this problem only when I mounted my Windows partition at boot--leading me to guess that something was trying to read that drive for fonts and having a problem. When I left it unmounted at boot, the font errors did not happen and Eterm ran fine. But when I recently apt-get upgraded my Debian distro, it started happening regardless of whether I mounted my windows partition or not.
The folks at my local Linux User Group were stumped, and this thing is driving me up the wall. Can someone suggest a fix to the problem? Current Mood: frustrated