On 2003-02-12 16:48, Brian Henning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > One of my x-apps gives me an error when I try to run it on my bsd > box. It gives me the error: > > Unable to load font '*times*-r-*6*'.
That's probably an error because there are too many matches for that particular font name: $ find /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 -name fonts.\* | xargs grep -l '.*times.*-r-.*6.*' /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/fonts.dir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/fonts.dir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic/fonts.dir Try specifying in the X11 resources of that particular program a font name that doesn't include so many wildcards. As an example, here's one line from my ~/.Xresources file: XTerm*font3: -b&h-lucidatypewriter-medium-r-*-*-10-*-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1 This sets the 'small' font of xterm(1) windows to lucida-typewriter at 10 points. If I set this resource to: XTerm*font3: *lucidatypewriter*-r-*10* then xterm fails to locate the font because too many fonts match. > First, where should i begin to look for this font and how can i > install it? At the documentation of the program. Find out what X11 resources can be used to select fonts, and add the proper resources to your ~/.Xresources file. Then look at the manpage of xrdb(1) and run it manually with `xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources' to pick the recent changes to .Xresources or restart X11. - Giorgos To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message