Having /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled in /etc/X11/fs/config makes it so that
the fonts don't get picked up by the server making 'fixed' unavailable.
Dropping :unscaled from the specification and restarting xfs seems to fix things.
This is also a problem when specifying fonts directly in the config file without
lib/font/fontdir/Imakefile defines -DFONTDIRATTRIB unconditionally. modular
does not define it ever. pretty brilliant.
fixed in HEAD by deifdefing the font attrib code.
*** Bug 5038 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in Red Hat libXfont-0.99.2-3 and later.