No valid font path

Mike Bullen mikebullen at
Tue Feb 12 19:02:14 UTC 2008

Yes I did configure the server. Could you point me to the link on how to install kde on a server? I am new to ubuntu 3 days experience.

claydoh <claydoh at> wrote:  On Tuesday 12 February 2008 1:26:51 pm Mike Bullen wrote:
> I installed the server version 7.10. Installed X server. Installed xinit.
> When I start X using startx I get the error message no valid fonthpath. I
> tried sudo apt-get install fontconfig but still cannot start X using
> startx?? Any solutions?
> Thank you
> Mike Bullen

Have you configured your xserver?
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg 
will do that, plus you may have to install other xorg/xserver related 
packages. However, I couldn't tell you which other ones you would need.

And as ubuntu-server has no graphical interface, you will need to install one, 
whether it be gnome, kde, xfce, fluxbox, or whatever, else I am guessing 
startx won't have anything to start. If you install, say, fluxbox, it should 
also install all the other needed xserver-related packages you would need.

Clay Weber 

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Mike Bullen 
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