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Old 04-19-2006, 04:53 PM   #1
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RealVNC and SUSE 10.1

Trying to VNC to my university and I am getting an X-window which:

a)takes ages to load - in stages (loading separately the diff. colours)
b) has entirely wrong colour scheme (starts as green and becomes orange!)

I do not understand this errors - please have a look below.
If you have any ideas I would appreciate your help

ibex@linux:~> ssh -X (SUSE.10.1, I also tried as root)
xset: bad font path element (#68), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
machine$ vncserver :95 -geometry 1280x1024 -depth 24
machine$ vncviewer
Connected to VNC server, using protocol version 3.3
VNC server default format:
32 bits per pixel.
Most significant byte first in each pixel.
True colour: max red 255 green 255 blue 255, shift red 16 green 8 blue 0
Warning: Cannot convert string
"-*-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-16-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontStruct
Using default colormap and visual, TrueColor, depth 16.
Got 256 exact BGR233 colours out of 256
Using BGR233 pixel format:
8 bits per pixel.
True colour: max red 7 green 7 blue 3, shift red 0 green 3 blue 6
^CCleanupSignalHandler called

Here I try to see what is "going wrong" with the fonts:

linux-mkwn:/ # locate fonts.dir
Old 04-19-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by ibex
machine$ vncviewer
Wait... are you VNC'ing from "machine" to itself?
Old 04-20-2006, 03:49 AM   #3
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Ouuppssssss, yes, I see!
Things are simple but migration has
its challenges for some of us.
Thank you very much Spoon.


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