[Ardour-Users] corrupt project, plea for help

Matthias Schuh m.schuh at neckargeo.net
Mon Jul 14 15:29:11 PDT 2008

Hi Francis,

could this be a permission problem on the fonts as mentioned here 
(Ardour unrelated, though):



francis keyes schrieb, Am 15.07.2008 00:17:
> Hi All,
> I've posted this error to the list before with not much response.  I've 
> also reported it as a bug to Fedora, since I'm using their build of 
> Ardour.  I now have two Ardour sessions that will not open.  These are 
> projects that I have spent a lot of time on and really don't want to 
> loose.  The recordings are very important to me.  Anyways... I don't 
> know what is appropriate to ask but I will say that (current problems 
> aside) I love using Ardour.  I am willing to pay somebody or make a 
> donation to Ardour if I can get some help with this.  If there is any 
> way for me to get these sessions to open I would love to know.
> The error I get in the terminal window when i try to open the session is:
> Pango-ERROR **: Unable to open font file 
> /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf for font DejaVu Sans 
> 9.9990234375, exiting
> aborting...
> I checked for this file and it seems to be there:
> $ ls -l /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 570468 2007-09-18 19:18 
> /usr/share/fonts/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
> When this problem first occurred, it was intermittent.  I could retry 
> opening the session and it would open.  But now I get the error every time.
> Could someone please advise me on what is the best route to take towards 
> getting these sessions to open?
> Thanks so much,
> Francis
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