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Thread: vncserver startup fails on "default font 'fixed'"

  1. #1
    andyed
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    vncserver startup fails on "default font 'fixed'"

    Any ideas what to do about this?

    root@knobox:/usr/X11R6# more /root/.vnc/knobox\:1.log
    06/01/03 23:04:07 Xvnc version 3.3.3r2+tight1.2.2
    ...
    06/01/03 23:04:07 Desktop name 'X' (knobox:1)
    06/01/03 23:04:07 Protocol version supported 3.3
    06/01/03 23:04:07 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
    failed to set default font path '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled,/usr/X11
    R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11
    /fonts/75dpi,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/1
    00dpi,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX,/usr/X11R6/li
    b/X11/fonts/cyrillic,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1,/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western
    ,/usr/share/fonts/ttf/decoratives'
    Fatal server error:
    could not open default font 'fixed'

  2. #2
    andyed
    Guest

    reinstalling vnc

    BTW, uninstalling and reinstalling vnc doesn't help.

  3. #3
    jy-jelly
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    vncserver

    try apt-get -t unstable install xvnc

  4. #4
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    Edieren von /etc/vnc.conf hilft

    als root /etc/vnc.conf edieren:
    Zeile mit "# Example $fontPath = "";" suchen
    Zeilenwechsel nach Example: einfuegen, dass also die Zeile $fontPath = ""; entsteht.
    Kommentar von alle folgenden Zeilen bis zu "...freefont.." (sind 8 oder so) entfernen

    Voila!
    mfg
    Hamatoma

  5. #5
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    Oh sorry, Now in english:

    login as root
    Edit /etc/vnc.conf.
    Search for # Example $fontPath = "";
    Insert newline behind "Example:", this makes a new line: $fontPath = ""; Remove comment at all lines until "...freefont.." (these are ca.

    Voila!
    Best regards
    Hamatoma

  6. #6
    andyed
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    Font fixed... libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 problem

    Thanks for the font fix. Now I get this error:

    Xvnc: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2: cannot ope
    n shared object file: No such file or directory

    I also receive the same error when running the Netscape and Mozilla installers.

  7. #7
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    Tips for solving lib problems

    On my system the correct libs are installed, but witches and wizards are everywhere...

    If you don't want to reinstall, try this:
    Code:
    cd /usr/lib 
    ls libstdc*so*
    Remember the name of the listed file e.g. libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3
    If no file is listed, you must reinstall, because important files are missing.
    Code:
    ln -s libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2
    This is a solution if the used subroutines have not changed from version 6.1.1 to 6.2.2.

    Good luck!
    Hamatoma

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