[techtalk] X emulator for X?

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Mon Dec 27 18:52:42 EST 1999

On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, Sunnanvind wrote:

> > I hope this is a really silly problem that'll take 2 mins to solve? 
> Err... it was. The embarrassing thing is that I solved it myself.
> Xnest has a -fp argument that needs to be set with unix/:-1 on my
> setup, dunno why.

Are you by chance using Red Hat Linux (if yes, which version? I ask
because it uses the xfs font server by default in recent versions)? It
should be configured to use the font server in /etc/X11/XF86Config, the
relevant snippets are:

--- 8< --- /etc/X11/XF86Config ---
Section "Files"
    FontPath   "unix/:-1"
--- 8< ---

All other font paths are commented out in mine. Xnest should use
/etc/X11/XF86Config as well.

Maybe you use an Xnest from a different version or a differently packages
one (e.g. searching for XF86Config in /etc instead of /etc/X11 or vice

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