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adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby lixo1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:18

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.
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby bellenot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 14:03

Hi,

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

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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby lixo1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 14:17

thanks for the reply, it seems tha xfs is running:
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lixo1  6837  6717  0 15:10 pts/1    00:00:00 grep --color=auto xfs

What should I do?
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby bellenot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 14:27

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...)

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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby bellenot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 14:33

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

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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby lixo1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 14:54

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:
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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!
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby bellenot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 14:59

And did you install the fonts?
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby lixo1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 15:06

I installed:
    ttf-xfree86-nonfree
    libxxf86vm
    x11proto-xf86bigfont-dev
    libfontenc1
    xprint
    libfreetype6

If I should install something else please let me know.
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby bellenot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 15:12

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 ;))
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby lixo1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 15:37

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

1. Install xfs and xfstt:
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sudo apt-get install xfs xfstt


2. Install the following fonts:
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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

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Re: [Solved] adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby bellenot » Fri Apr 29, 2011 16:08

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

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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby tigerstripedcat » Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:16

I couldn't get this to work using the directions posted above. I hope I can just ignore the error.
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Re: adobe helvetica on ubuntu 11.04

Unread postby knapik » Tue Jul 31, 2012 13:29

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
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