[techtalk] X emulator for X?

Sunnanvind dodsangel at himlen.com
Mon Dec 27 14:10:17 EST 1999

On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> You can start Xnest as an additional X server inside your X session,
> unfortunately you can only specify its geometry but not the color depth
> with XFree86 (I hope this changes with XF86-4.0):
> Xnest -geometry 640x480 :1
> export DISPLAY=:1
> program_you_want_to_run_in_640x480 &

Nn... I get the following error:

[root at localhost Sunnan]# Xnest -geometry 640x480 :1
failed to set default font path '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/'
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

I hope this is a really silly problem that'll take 2 mins to solve? 

> Hope this helps,

Thanks, and I'll check out the Xwrapper thingee later.
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