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boardstation XE installation problems

Question asked by ph3 on Sep 14, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2011 by ph3


I'm a fairly novice *nix user and am trying to use Boardstation for the
first time.

 

I have a fresh install of RHEL Client 5.3.
Fresh install of Boardstation 2007.

 

I think that I've followed most of the install documentation, I've set
various environment variables and board architect and design architect
appear to be starting up OK until i get 2 font warnings, followed by
errors and shown below.

 

//
// WARNING:    Font loading failed. Please see the following notes for
more information.
// NOTE:       Xhost            = 'olivaw.ecs.soton.ac.uk',
// NOTE:       Xserver          = 'olivaw.ecs.soton.ac.uk',
// NOTE:       font name        = '-*-times-medium-r-*-120-*',
// NOTE:       font package     = '(null)',
// NOTE:       source font path = (null).
//
// WARNING:    Font loading failed. Please see the following notes for
more information.
// NOTE:       Xhost            = 'olivaw.ecs.soton.ac.uk',
// NOTE:       Xserver          = 'olivaw.ecs.soton.ac.uk',
// NOTE:       font name        = 'da_tool.icons',
// NOTE:       font package     = 'mgc_home.ixl',

// NOTE:       source font path =
/usr/bin/BSXE/2007.7BSXE/MGC_HOME.ixl/registry/fonts/.
// Fonts are configured incorrectly
// Cannot initialize device driver.
// ERROR -- Unhandled exception caught:
Invalid font requested
// Error: call stack traceback not available on this platform.
// Traceback end

 


The manuals troubleshooting section has something on da_tools.icons,
which if i run their command i get this.

 

$ xfd -fn da_tool.icons
Warning: Cannot convert string "da_tool.icons" to type FontStruct
xfd:  no font to display

 

of the three solutions;
'xset q' shows a sensible font path including
BSXE/MGC_HOME.ixl/registry/fonts

 

I've tried to create a font directory using mkfontdir to no avail
(including reboots and xset -fp rehash)

 

i don't understand how to copy and convert fonts (copy from where?  how
do i convert them?)

 

Any help gratefully received.

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