Re: [dev] Issue with DWM and x-terminal-emulator launching

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 09:11:29 +0200

On 6 July 2013 17:01, Chris Down <> wrote:
> On 2013-07-06 10:52, Adam Brand wrote:
>> The problem ended up being that the Terminus font wasn't installed. Maybe a
>> good add to the requirements for install (xfonts-terminus)?
> There is no "requirements" file, what do you mean? If you are talking about
> package dependencies, the package has nothing to do with us, you should ask the
> maintainer instead.

Well the config.def.h entry of dwm that launches st takes the terminus
default declaration as font argument.

I changed this to no font argument in dwm HEAD a minute ago. Due to
the fact that st favours Xft one should use an Xft declaration
instead. dwm/dmenu still prefer old style X fonts, but due to the
introduction of libsl/drw|util this might change in the future. Though
I conclude that st's drawing code is highly st-specific, which makes
libsl/drw only applicable to dmenu/dwm and simpler X11 clients at the
moment and for most of the forseeable future...

Best regards,
Received on Sat Jul 20 2013 - 09:11:29 CEST

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