Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232428
vncviewer does not use the same font path as a console
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:35:15 EDT
Description of problem:
vncviewer does not use the same font path as a console. vncviewer appears to set
a font path, rather than using the font server. This can cause interesting
inconsistencies between console-based testing involving fonts and VNC-based
testing. To fix this, set the font path (via "xset fp= unix/:7100" in your VNC
session) to use the font server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a machine via VNC.
2. Attempt to run the test case in bug #189849
Fails because of "Could not create fontset for -*-*-*-R-Normal--14-130-75-75-*-*"
Should just work.
I am unsure if the font server would always be unix/:7100. It might be better to
figure out a way to query what the machine would normally do, and use that.
Are you really sure that this bug exists in rhel5? vnc works perfectly on rhel5
for me. I run vncserver, with default configuration and I've see nothing related
to this bug (no error like "Could not create fontset.. "). Update rhel version
or give me access for affected machine or upload server's logfile.
I was also not able to reproduce this bug with mention file on RHEL5 machine
tested with bug #189849 Comment #12's Attachment
(In reply to comment #3)
I was confused because this bug has been opened against rhel5. Let me check
potential problems on rhel4 (also moving this bug to rhel4)
I tried reproduce bug on up2date rhel4 system and I wasn't successfull. I also
tested with bug #189849 Comment #12's Attachment and all works fine (no "could
not create font path" message). If you're still able to reproduce this one,