Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51700
Vncserver and Xvnc do not load because of default font 'fixed' error maybe XFree86-4.1 incompatibility
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
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.
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.
The vncserver script should have sucessfully started Xvnc, not yielding an error
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.
mharris: 99% this is a dupe of 51033, 50189.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 51316 ***
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)