On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 07:37:42PM +0200, Karol Kwiatkowski wrote:
> Girish Venkatachalam wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I am not able to use skype with FreeBSD 6.2.
> > It installs fine after a CVSup of the ports tree.
> > But whenever I try to run it, I get a screen like this.
> > http://koushikn.fastmail.fm/skype.png
> > All my efforts at resolving failed.
> Hello Girish,
> I've had similar problem some time ago and it was solved since then.
> Anyway, can you check your fonts.conf file? It should output something
> like this:
> % $ grep dir /usr/compat/linux/etc/fonts/fonts.conf
> % <!-- Font directory list -->
> % <dir>/usr/local/lib/X11/fonts</dir>
> % <dir>~/.fonts</dir>
> In my case fonts are located in /usr/local/lib/X11/fonts. What about
> your setup?
> If that's the problem recompiling x11-fonts/linux-fontconfig should take
> care of it.
I got it working!
The issue was this.
# cd /usr/ports/x11-fonts/xorg-fonts
# make install
I had missed this step. This installed fonts under
I guess the default dependency tree for skype does not include this.
I wonder how to submit a patch for this.
I have always enjoyed using skype under FreeBSD much more than linux. :)
That way I don't have to use linux. :)
Thanks once again.
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