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Re: B&W display and emacs21

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: B&W display and emacs21
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 09:23:51 -0600 (MDT)

    > > 'xrdb -q' does not return any fonts.
    > > emacs stuff are not defined in any ~/.[Xx]* files
    > > nor they are defiend in any app-defaults/Emacs file.
    > How about ~/Emacs?

Trying a series of guesses like this about what data is the cause of
the problem is a hopelessly inefficient way to find anything.  The
reliable and efficient way is to run Emacs under a debugger and put a
breakpoint at the place where it looks for a font.  x_load_font
looks like it could be the right place.  See if the error
message is printed within that function; if it is, a backtrace
(both C style and Lisp style) will get you lots of information
about what caused this to happen and what Emacs was trying to do.

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