[plt-scheme] Re: drscheme fails at runtime (gentoo linux, plt-scheme-4.2.5)

From: Imran Rafique (imran at rafique.org)
Date: Tue May 18 18:54:33 EDT 2010

Sorry about the double post. I send the first one after joining the PLT
Scheme google-group (which shadows this list), but as it didn't appear, I
thought I had to subscribe the old-fashioned way and re-send. As it turns
out, I should have been more patient.

(not the best way to introduce oneself to a new list ....)

            Imran Rafique

On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Imran Rafique <imran at rafique.org> wrote:

> scheme-newbie here (more familiar with clojure). I'm running gentoo linux
> (amd64, ie: 64bit), and have a problem with drscheme.
> (in case this is specific to gentoo, so some gentoo-specific info below)
> The latest plt-scheme in mainstream gentoo portage is 4.2.2. I got ebuilds
> for the latest plt-scheme release from the lisp overlay.
> I've verified this with the following:
> plt-scheme-4.2.5.ebuild
> plt-scheme-4.2.5-r1.ebuild
> manual compile and install, with 'configure --prefix=/usr/local
> --disable-shared' (I read on this list that --enable-shared conflicts with
> --enable-futures for plt-scheme-4.2.5?)
> Build & Install = ok
> Running mzscheme = ok
> Running drscheme on local xserver = fail
> Running drscheme, when ssh'ing from another machine (ie: redirecting X) =
> ok
> The error msg is:
> X Error of failed request:  BadValue (integer parameter out of range for
> operation)
>   Major opcode of failed request:  45 (X_OpenFont)
>   Value in failed request:  0x5e0040b
>   Serial number of failed request:  14804
>   Current serial number in output stream:  14805
> Now, it seems this was a problem before, and was fixed long ago (see
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.lisp.scheme.plt/12839 ). In my case, this
> looks environment specific:
> badr = hostname of machine on which I installed plt-scheme
> waylander2 = hostname of machine from which I'm ssh'ing into badr
> The x server on badr doesn't have the required font, but the x server on
> waylander2 does.
> I'm guessing that there needs to be some post-install font configuration
> that needs to be done (mkfontdir?), but I don't see plt-scheme trying to
> install its own fonts anywhere (blindness on my part notwithstanding!). Does
> plt-scheme install any of its own fonts for drscheme, or does it expect a
> specific font to already be available on the local x server (in which case,
> which one is it?).
> Fonts and xorg drive me nuts!
> Thanks in advance for any assistance :)
> Regards,
>             Imran Rafique
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