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Old 09-07-2006, 02:45 AM   #1
tommywds
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VNC Problems could not open default font 'fixed'


Hi Guys

I'm quite new to Linux and I'm currently running FC5. So far it has been great, but after running a yum update the other day I'm no longer able to start a VNC Server, which is annoying as the machine is elsewhere in my building...

I get the following info from the log for RealVNC, can anyone point me in the right direction to fixing this?

Thanks in advance, Tom.

Code:
Couldn't open RGB_DB '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb'

Xvnc Free Edition 4.1.2 - built May 12 2006 17:42:24
Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
See RealVNC for information on VNC.
Underlying X server release 40201000, The XFree86 Project, Inc


Thu Sep  7 08:28:59 2006
 vncext:      VNC extension running!
 vncext:      Listening for VNC connections on port 5901
 vncext:      Listening for HTTP connections on port 5801
 vncext:      created VNC server for screen 0
error opening security policy file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
xsetroot:  unable to open display 'fedora.server:1'
vncconfig: unable to open display "fedora.server:1"
Warning: This program is an suid-root program or is being run by the root user.
The full text of the error or warning message cannot be safely formatted
in this environment. You may get a more descriptive message by running the
program as a non-root user or by removing the suid bit on the executable.
xterm Xt error: Can't open display: %s
twm:  unable to open display "fedora.server:1"
 
Old 09-08-2006, 03:10 AM   #2
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this is, i think, due to an incorrect font path in tht vncserver wrapper script. xorg-x11 has generally moved fonts from the missing paths above into somewhere like /usr/share/fonts. edit that script and try changin the location of the fonts (obviosuly check you know where the fonts actuall are first...)
 
Old 09-15-2006, 05:12 PM   #3
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I`m ranning FC5 to. for me font dir located in /usr/share/X11 and I add simlink to /usr/X11R6/lib/X11

use command locate 100dpi or locate Type1 to find your font dir and create link

su -
{password}
cp -s /usr/share/X11 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
I think this help
---------------------------------------
[is@localhost ~]$ ls -l /usr/share/X11
total 124
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 1 18:17 app-defaults
drwxr-xr-x 9 root root 4096 Mar 4 2006 fonts
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 1 16:02 lbxproxy
drwxr-xr-x 59 root root 4096 Jul 1 16:34 locale
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17371 Feb 12 2006 rgb.txt
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 1 16:36 x11perfcomp
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37893 Jun 27 04:44 XErrorDB
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Jul 1 16:03 xkb
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8298 Jun 27 04:44 XKeysymDB
[is@localhost ~]$ ls -l /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Aug 3 12:27 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11 -> /usr/share/X11
----------------------------------------

sorry for me english
 
Old 06-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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Followed the recommendation and it also worked on Mandriva.

[ricardo@localhost]$ cat /etc/version
2008.0.0 5 Tycho

[ricardo@localhost]$ sudo ln -s /usr/share/fonts /usr/lib/X11/fonts


And after that is was all working:

19/06/08 14:16:20 Xvnc version TightVNC-1.3.9
19/06/08 14:16:20 Copyright (C) 2000-2007 TightVNC Group
19/06/08 14:16:20 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge
19/06/08 14:16:20 All Rights Reserved.
19/06/08 14:16:20 See http://www.tightvnc.com/ for information on TightVNC
19/06/08 14:16:20 Desktop name 'X' (localhost:2)
19/06/08 14:16:20 Protocol versions supported: 3.3, 3.7, 3.8, 3.7t, 3.8t
19/06/08 14:16:20 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5902
19/06/08 14:16:20 Listening for HTTP connections on TCP port 5802
19/06/08 14:16:20 URL http://localhost:5802
 
Old 03-04-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/

This won't help you, but in case anyone else is looking at this forum; for Debian 5 (a.k.a. Lenny), I ran the following commands (assuming you already "apt-get install sudo" and your username is in the /etc/sudoers file):

sudo mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib
sudo mkdir /usr/X11R6/lib/X11
sudo ln -s /usr/share/fonts/X11 /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts

You'll still get the error for the Speedo font, but I believe that's now deprecated (i.e. you don't need it).
 
  


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