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ijm51000 12-19-2005 05:48 AM

VNC fixed font file
Hi people

I am unable to get the vnc server to run

my setup is

dual cpu HP LH3 server with 512MB Ram
software is slackware 10.0
default desktop is KDE which runs fine

I have tried the following
edited the vncserver script to have the following options

$cmd .= " -fc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/charBI08.pcf";
$cmd .= " -fn /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/charBI08.pcf";
$cmd .= " -fp /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/,/usr/x11r6/lib/x11/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/";

I have also put this in a vnc.conf file in the etc directory

I have also uncompressed the fonts and and ran mkfontdir in each directory

I downloaded and built the vnc on the server and had no errors its not from a package

after all the messing around and getting rid of a few errors i still have the following in my log file

Xvnc version 4.0 - built Jun 14 2004 12:01:28
Underlying X server release 40201000, The XFree86 Project, Inc

Mon Dec 19 14:24:13 2005
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
Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

has anyone got an idea???

Alien Bob 12-20-2005 02:57 PM

I have a Slackware VNC package which is basically a re-packaged binary downloaded from with a little editing in the vncserver file.
It works like a charm for me. You could try it out, and report back any findings.


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