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Old 07-19-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Xvfb Error- "Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"

I am trying to start X virtual framebuffer (xvfb) on one of my dedicated server which is not having a X server.

I installed Xvfb on the server, and when I am running the below command I am getting the errors.

[root@fedora ~]# Xvfb :1 -screen 0 640x480x24 -nolisten tcp -audit 4 -auth X1.cfg & export DISPLAY=:1 &

[1] 32729
[2] 32730
[root@fedora ~]# error opening security policy file /usr/lib/xserver/SecurityPolicy
Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d, removing from list!

Can anybody know how to fix this? My OS is Fedora 7.
Old 03-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Cool Solution for Oracle 6.3 for "Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"

I have Oracle 6.3 and found that Xvfb refused to recognize the fontpath.d directory

"Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"

I verified X was working by sending xclock to my display, so it was Xvfb centric problem.

I took advice and did the following: from -

sudo yum -y install libXfont

This got rid of the error and Xvfb is now running!!!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:27 PM   #3
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This worked also form me!!
In my case, the Xvfb worked properly for a while, then, after a reboot, it refused to start.
Fixed by this update.



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