I am using selectwm to select my window manager after running startx at the command line.
I have installed the evilwm from core. And have added /usr/bin/evilwm to my .selectwmrc file.
When I run eveilwm, it crashes X and complains "can't find a font to use: try starting with -fn fontname".
It sounds like there may be a missing dependency in the evilwm package. Are others having this problem?
Yup, exact same problem. Same error message and all. I'm not using selectwm though, just plain startx.
Haven't got much in the way of a solution, though.
Last edited by gunnihinn (2007-10-28 18:31:26)
The problem was that xorg didn't have the 75dpi or 100dpi fonts installed in /usr/share/fonts, the problem was quickly fixed by typing
pacman -S xorg-fonts-100dpi
for me (75dpi may be better for you, the value closer to the output of "xdpyinfo | grep resolution" is the one you want), killing x and starting it again with Evilwm as the manager.
Hope this solves your problem.
Thank you gunnihinn for your solution, it worked. Would somebody update this PKGBUILD to echo a message informing the user that either xorg-fonts-100dpi or xorg-fonts-75dpi have to be installed, if this has not been done so already? Another fundamental package may solve the problem but I can confirm the above method of installing xorg-fonts-100dpi worked.
Without error there can be no brilliancy. ― Emanuel Lasker
5 years later, I had the same problem. I came to this thread and it fixed it. I'm not sure who maintains evilwm, but I had the same problem on other systems as well. (For example, built it on Fedora and it failed with the same error message).
As it was the first hit when I searched the error message, I figure it's worth mentioning that the same fix still works, even though the thread itself has been dead for years.
Yeah , this works even in 2012!! By the way, evilwm is great wm. I love it. Thanks for solution.
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