What is the build order of Xfce 4.2.2 from source?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Tue Jun 28 20:11:42 CEST 2005

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Brett wrote:

> I can start xfce and see the mouse and xfce background but it looks like
> the panel is crashed.No icons or anything to click on. I am getting this
> error about fonts which I also used to get when the installer would crash.
> I think I have this font installed though. Any help appreciated.
> ----------------
> Module Loader present
> OS Kernel: Linux version 2.4.26 (root at gamebox) (gcc version 2.95.1
> 19990816/Linux (release)) 
> #1 Mon
> Aug 2 23:04:58 EDT 2004
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
>          (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
>          (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Tue Jun 28 10:35:27 2005
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
> (II) Initializing extension GLX
> Agent pid 1009
> which: no dbus-launch in 
> (/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/home/Brett/bin:/usr/java/j2re1.4.1_01/bin:/usr/local/sbin)
> GetModeLine - scrn: 0 clock: 78800
> GetModeLine - hdsp: 1024 hbeg: 1040 hend: 1136 httl: 1312
>               vdsp: 768 vbeg: 769 vend: 772 vttl: 800 flags: 5
> _IceTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
> ** (xfwm4:1018): WARNING **: Cannot open font file for font Luxi Sans 10
> The program 'xfce4-panel' received an X Window System error.
> This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> The error was '183'.
>   (Details: serial 208 error_code 183 request_code 157 minor_code 8)
>   (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
>    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
>    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
>    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
>    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error()
> function.)
> -------------

I think your pango and/or fontconfig setup is just b0rked.

First check fontconfig.  /etc/fonts/fonts.conf is the config file.
There should be a bunch of <dir></dir> items near the top that point to
font directories (or parents of font directories, e.g., /usr/share/fonts
will also include /usr/share/fonts/foobar/).  If stuff is missing, do
NOT edit this file.  Edit /etc/fonts/local.conf.

Then check pango.  Look in /etc/pango/.  You should have pango.modules
and pangox.aliases.  The former can be generated with
pango-querymodules, though if this file is missing, I'd imagine pango
should still work properly for latin charsets at least.  I'm not sure
how to generate pangox.aliases, but this file looks like it might be

Do other gtk2-based applications run?  Try using twm or another WM.


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