Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 390971
vncserver still relies on the xfs server for some fonts
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:37:52 EDT
Description of problem:
I did a fresh install of Fedora 8 and started a VNC server. When I connect to
that VNC server with a remote viewer I find that I do not have many fonts
available from the "legacy" font set (for example, adobe-courier and
adobe-helvetica) in the VNC session. By available, I mean they are not
displayed by xfontsel or xlsfonts. I found that if I install the xorg-x11-xfs
package and start the xfs service, then I have the fonts available again.
Fedora 8 does not install the xfs server by default because of the plan to
eliminate the requirement for one, as documented at
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/FeatureNoMoreXFS. But the vnc-server
package appears to still rely on having xfs running, so perhaps some change to
the vnc server was missed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8, including vnc-server, but not xorg-x11-xfs.
2. Start the vnc-server and connect to it remotely with a vnc viewer.
3. Run xfontsel or xlsfonts and observe that "standard" fonts like adobe-courier
and adobe-helvetica are not listed. In fact, I see only 6 lines of output
from xlsfonts, so very few are seen by vncserver.
I see very few fonts from xlsfonts.
I expect to see quite a few fonts from xlsfonts.
fix is commited in CVS, will be avaliable in next update. Thanks for report
vnc-4.1.2-24.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
vnc-4.1.2-24.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update vnc'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2646
vnc-4.1.2-24.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.