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EPICS EDM graphical tool

  • on SL6, if you see the error "Font init failed - abort":
    • confirm that xorg-x11-fonts are installed (yum -y install xorg-x11-fonts"*")
    • add the fonts to the font path (in the login scripts):
xset fp+ /usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi
xset fp+ /usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi
  • On ubuntu/mint, the packages could be found with aptitude:
apt-get install xfonts-100dpi
apt-get install xfonts-75dpi
  • Reboot or...
  • Get the package location with dpkg, e.g.
dpkg -L xfonts-100dpi
  • add the fonts to the path given by the command above (normally : /usr/share/fonts/X11/###dpi):
xset fp+ /usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi
xset fp+ /usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi