Bug 51700 - Vncserver and Xvnc do not load because of default font 'fixed' error maybe XFree86-4.1 incompatibility
Summary: Vncserver and Xvnc do not load because of default font 'fixed' error maybe XF...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 51316
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: vnc   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Tim Waugh
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Reported: 2001-08-14 01:15 UTC by Cameron Jay Erens
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-19 23:15:52 UTC
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Description Cameron Jay Erens 2001-08-14 01:15:49 UTC
Description of Problem:
13/08/01 19:55:44 Xvnc version 3.3.3r2+tight1.1p9
13/08/01 19:55:44 Copyright (C) AT&T Laboratories Cambridge.
13/08/01 19:55:44 All Rights Reserved.
13/08/01 19:55:44 See http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc for information on VNC
13/08/01 19:55:44 Desktop name 'X' (Presario:1)
13/08/01 19:55:44 Protocol version supported 3.3
13/08/01 19:55:44 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
13/08/01 19:55:44 Listening for HTTP connections on TCP port 5801
13/08/01 19:55:44   URL http://Presario:5801
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

When I first got this error I thought that it must have been that I didn't have 
xfs started, but indeed, I did.  In fact, I get the same error while in X and in 
the console, with xfs started.  If I stop xfs I get a sort of permission denied 
error in addition to the default font 'fixed' error.

How Reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install the vnc-server package from RawHide and the XFree86-4.1 Rawhide 
packages as well.

2. Run vncserver

3. look at ~/.vnc/yourhostname:displaynumber.log
It should yeild the same error as mine.
Actual Results:

Expected Results:

The vncserver script should have sucessfully started Xvnc, not yielding an error 

Additional Information:

I am using the XFree86-4.1.0-0.9.11 rpm's from Rawhide.  I have tried using 
several versions of TightVNC:
RedHat-7.1's vnc-server package, two packages from tightvnc.com, and, 
currently, the Rawhide vnc-server-3.3.3r2-18 RPM.  I end up getting the same 
error from all of them when I run Xnvc with the correct parameters. This error is 
the same I get when looking at a logfile generated by the vncserver script too.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-14 02:03:22 UTC
mharris: 99% this is a dupe of 51033, 50189.

Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-08-24 13:31:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51316 ***

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-24 14:10:55 UTC
Bill:  Yep, there are numerous dupes... Rather than spending any amount
of time flagging them, now that it is fixed, I was going to build the
new RPM first, then put it on people, and then flag all dupes and close.
There are some other bugs like that too..  I usually leave some dupes
open hoping people will see them and not dupe them even more. ;o)

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