Carolyn28
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:36 am

Xscreensaver font error

Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am

I get this error in my screensaver and don’t know how to fix it:

xscreensaver: unable to find any alternatives to “-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-180-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1”
xscreensaver: unable to find any alternatives to “-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1”
xscreensaver: unable to find any alternatives to “-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1”
xscreensaver: unable to find any alternatives to “-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1”
xscreensaver: unable to find any alternatives to “-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-80-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1”
xscreensaver: unable to find any alternatives to “-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1”

And

xscreensaver: 11:09:04 authentication via PAM timed out

ixe
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:00 am

Re: Xscreensaver font error

Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:06 am

Solution:

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sudo apt install xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi

If the error persits, a reboot should help.

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