Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 11-14-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
XDMCP font issue: Cannot convert string to type FontSet.

Hi all,

I'm evaluating a copy of Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (RHEL4). I've followed some guides and have a thin client connecting via XDMCP using GDM. My issue is that I have an application that runs fine from the server console, but when I try to lauch the program from the thin client I get the following error:

Cannot convert string "*medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-c-*" to type FontSet.

I have searched for solutions, but thus far haven't found any. One thing that I also noticed is that if I type xlsfonts -fn *medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-c-* on the thin client I get xlsfonts: pattern "*medium-r-normal--14-*-*-*-c-*" unmatched. When I do the same command on the server console I get a listing of 15-20 fonts.

How do I make these fonts available on my XDMCP session? I've read various xfs articles, but nothing seems to be working for me.

Thanks in advance.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emacs - changing default font size and font type? neilcpp Linux - Software 16 05-20-2013 11:29 AM
How to convert "string" type to "char * " in c++ pranavojha Programming 18 06-05-2008 03:10 PM
XDMCP Issue stefaandk Linux - General 1 08-07-2005 07:37 PM
Font problem with XDMCP raypen Slackware 5 07-16-2003 05:13 PM
Cannot convert string "%s" to type %s jamaso Slackware 1 05-05-2002 04:06 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration