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Bug 35913 - vncserver does not use font server (xfs)
vncserver does not use font server (xfs)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-13 16:24 EDT by Milan Dadok
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Description Milan Dadok 2001-04-13 16:24:46 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0; 

vncserver script does not set X11 font path to use font server.
Some fonts in vnc session does not work (ex. iso8859-2 fonts)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. I make binary rpm from vnc-3.3.3r2-13.src.rpm on Redhat 6.2 CZ (czech 
2. install binary rpm
3. start vncserver
4. all czech text in KDE desktop are invalid, I cannot select ISO8859-

All are correct after applaying this patch on vncserver script
--- /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/vnc_unixsrc/vncserver	Fri Apr 13 21:07:11 2001
+++ /usr/bin/vncserver	Fri Apr 13 22:05:01 2001
@@ -148,6 +148,7 @@
 # Add font path and color database stuff here, e.g.:
+$cmd .= " -fp unix/:-1";
 # $cmd .= " -fp /usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/";
 # $cmd .= " -co /usr/lib/X11/rgb";
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-04-19 05:32:18 EDT
Yes, this seems like a reasonable thing to do.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-05-04 07:21:55 EDT
In fact newer version of Red Hat Linux use unix/:7100 for the font path.  I 
have adjusted this in vnc-3.3.3r2-15.

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