vnc + suse 5.2

Quentin Stafford-Fraser quentin "at"
Thu, 09 Jul 1998 15:32:51 +0000

Norbert et al -

Unless Suse does something special, the latest version of VNC should support
compressed fonts.  3.3.1 didn't, and if you look in the old FAQ page
( it covers 3.3.1 issues like this (and
suggests exactly the fixes you gave!)

Dr Quentin Stafford-Fraser
The Olivetti & Oracle Research Lab

-----Original Message-----
From: Norbert Gimm <gimm "at">
To: vnc-list "at" <vnc-list "at">
Date: 09 July 1998 09:43
Subject: Re: vnc + suse 5.2


>This one cannot be fixed by just giving additional fonts or a different
font path. The problem is that linux fonts are packed and the vnc does not
support packed
>fonts. I know 3 possible solutions to that:1. in every font directory (at
least in misc):
>    - unpack the fonts (gunzip *)
>    - make new font descriptions (mkfontdir)
>2. run a fonts server (xfs) and tell vnc to use it in vncserver:
>        (e.g.: $cmd = "Xvnc  -fp tcp/localhost:7000 :$displayNumber";)
>3. get a hack for vnc to use packed fonts. I have found a hint suggesting
such a hack may exist
>    scanning previous mailings from this list. But it points to the faq
list and there I did not find it.

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