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Adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04


#1

Dear rooters,

I just update to ubuntu 11.04, and after a clean installation of root 5.28.00c, I’m getting:

Couldn’t find font “-adobe-helvetica-medium-r---10-----*-iso8859-1”,
trying “fixed”. Please fix your system so helvetica can be found,
this font typically is in the rpm (or pkg equivalent) package
XFree86-[75,100]dpi-fonts or fonts-xorg-[75,100]dpi.

I tried to install many fonts packages but nothing, the problem still.
Could someone point me the correct deb package?

Thanks for any kind of help.
Cheers.


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#2

Hi,

You should verify that the font server (xfs) is installed and running on your machine (ps -aef | grep xfs)

Cheers, Bertrand.


#3

thanks for the reply, it seems tha xfs is running:

What should I do?
Cheers.


#4

Well, more than installing the fonts and having the font server running, I have no idea. I’ll have to try, but it will take time to set-up a virtual machine with ubuntu (I’m working on Windows…)

Cheers, Bertrand.


#5

Oh but wait a minute, you should get something like this:

xfs    1813     1  0 14:06 ?        00:00:00 xfs -droppriv -daemon
lixo1  6837  6717  0 15:10 pts/1    00:00:00 grep --color=auto xfs

So the font server is not running… You should look how to (automatically) start the font server on Ubuntu, it should fix the problem.

Cheers, Bertrand.


#6

You are right, I’m just discovering that xfs is not installed by on my 11.04.
After a sudo apt-get install xfs, I’m getting:

117 1089 1 0 15:45 ? 00:00:00 /usr/bin/xfs -daemon -user debian-xfs -droppriv lixo1 2075 1998 0 15:46 pts/0 00:00:00 grep --color=auto xfs

But the warning persists!
Cheers.


#7

And did you install the fonts?


#8

I installed:
[ul]
ttf-xfree86-nonfree
libxxf86vm
x11proto-xf86bigfont-dev
libfontenc1
xprint
libfreetype6
[/ul]

If I should install something else please let me know.
Cheers.


#9

As the message says, the fonts (and not libraries), something looking like XFree86-[75,100]dpi-fonts or fonts-xorg-[75,100]dpi… (I don’t remember and I’m not a Linux expert, but as I managed to get it working, I’m sure you will :wink:)


#10

Ok, thanks Bertrand, it’s working now, here the recipe:

1. Install xfs and xfstt:

2. Install the following fonts:

t1-xfree86-nonfree - non-free Postscript Type 1 fonts from XFree86
ttf-xfree86-nonfree - non-free TrueType fonts from XFree86
ttf-xfree86-nonfree-syriac - non-free syriac OpenType fonts from XFree86
xfonts-75dpi - 75 dpi fonts for X
xfonts-100dpi - 100 dpi fonts for X

3. Reboot

4. Recompile root

Cheers.


#11

You’re welcome! Glad to see you managed to solve the problem. And thanks for the recipe! :slight_smile:

Cheers, Bertrand.


#12

I couldn’t get this to work using the directions posted above. I hope I can just ignore the error.


#13

I was having the same ("-adobe-helvetica-medium-r---10-----*-iso8859-1") problem with a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)‎. I followed the above directions and the problem went away (actually I did not have to recompile after installing the new packages).

So this is the full list of packages I installed after a fresh install of 12.04

sudo apt-get install t1-xfree86-nonfree ttf-xfree86-nonfree ttf-xfree86-nonfree-syriac xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi xfs xfstt libXft-dev libXext-dev python python-dev gcc g++ make binutils libx11-dev libxpm-dev libxft-dev libxext-dev build-essential


#14

Dear Experts,
I’m getting exactly the same error message and I’m running on SLC6.
I’m not an expert of linux.

I’ve tried:

sudo yum install xfs
sudo yum install XFree86-[75,100]dpi-fonts
sudo yum install fonts-xorg-[75,100]dpi

and I always get:

Loaded plugins: changelog, kernel-module, protectbase, refresh-packagekit, security, tsflags, versionlock
Setting up Install Process
146 packages excluded due to repository protections
No package name_of_the_package available.
Error: Nothing to do

Can you please give me some hints how to solve this issue on SLC6 ?
Kind regards,

  • Mauro.

#15

On SL[C]6 try (this should give you a good environment for ROOT 5): yum remove qt3 yum install yum-utils yum-builddep cernlib yum install ftgl-devel glew-devel pcre-devel xz-devel yum install fftw-devel gsl-devel python-devel libxml2-devel yum install qt-devel qwt-devel yum install mysql mysql-devel yum install gcc gcc-c++ gcc-gfortran cvs git cmake yum clean all yum check-update yum update
See also: Running ROOT without X font server