Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57902
Xvfb (X virtual frame Buffer) produces error message indefinitely upon startup
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I use rc.local or hand-start Xvfb, such as using the command: /usr/X11R6/bin/Xvfb :1 -screen 0 1280x1024x16 &
I get the following error message that pops up on the command line or opening screen once every 2 seconds or so:
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
My machine has crashed fairly frequently since I put 7.2 on several weeks ago. Since I stopped Xvfb, it hasn't crashed...so far, anyway. I
using a dual Pentium 2 450 MHZ machine from SWTechnologies. This error message occurs whenever you start Xvfb: by using rc.local,
going into /etc/rc.d/init.d and typing ./xvfb start, or the command above. Also...I have this same problem on a single processor P2, and a
friend of mine who also has the same Redhat Version (7.2) at Iowa State reports the same thing.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xvfb start, or see above.
Actual Results: I got the error message described above.
Expected Results: No errors should have occurred.
Also...an unrelated thing (maybe)? Xvfb windows fail under high load, magically disappearing. Making graphics for a web site, I need this capability.
Under heavy load, Xvfb "windows" crash/disappear in less than 8 hours. -Gilbert Sebenste
The message isn't an error, it is a warning. Your configuration
is including a font path, which does not actually contain any fonts.
Remove the errant font paths from your xfs and/or X server
configuration, and restart, and the warnings should go away.