font problem? - please help

Russell Goyder rg200 "at" hermes.cam.ac.uk
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 08:43:10 +0000


Thanks for the help.

I tried what you said with no luck, but in the course of looking for where
to put the extra line, I figured out that when trying to set the variable
$XFConfigPath, my vncserver script set it to be '/etc/X11/XF86Config' when
mine is '/etc/X11/XF86Config-4'. I changed the script to the latter and it
works fine.

Should I do

ln -s /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config

for the future? Or will that just confuse things for other programs who
will think that I am running X v3 (instead of 4.0.2)?

Russell

On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Mike Valley wrote:

> First, edit out the vncserver startup script. ( it is probably at
> /usr/local/bin)
>
> Find the part that has:
> # Add font path and color database stuff here, e.g.:
> #
>
>
> and put :
>
> $cmd .=" -fp tcp/localhost:7100";
>
>
> at that location.
>
> Next, you need to find your font server. If you have already built the font
> server, it should be called "xfs" or "fs"
>
> After that, to start up VNC you just need to run xfs and then run vncserver.
>
> If your font server is configured correctly, it should work.
>
>
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Russell Goyder
> Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 3:20 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: font problem? - please help
>
>
> I am trying to run vncserver (version 3.3.3-10) on Debian Potato,
> eventually to connect to a windows machine and vice-versa on my home
> network. I have tried quite a few things but to no avail, so here goes:
>
> I type "vncserver" as root.
>
> It gives:
>
> New 'X' desktop is russmachine:1
>
> Starting applications specified in /etc/X11/Xsession
> Log file is /root/.vnc/russmachine:1.log
>
> which looks quite good.
>
> Then I try to connect to it with "xvncviewer russmachine:1" and I get
>
> /usr/X11R6/bin/xvncviewer: ConnectToTcpAddr: connect: Connection refused
> Unable to connect to VNC server
>
> In the file /root/.vnc/russmachine:1.log there is
>
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 Xvnc version 3.3.3
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 Copyright (C) 1999 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge.
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 All Rights Reserved.
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 See http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc for information
> on VNC
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 Desktop name 'X' (russmachine:1)
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 Protocol version supported 3.3
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
> 11/09/01 23:01:26 Listening for HTTP connections on TCP port 5801
> 11/09/01 23:01:26   URL http://russmachine:5801
> failed to set default font path ''
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> Couldn't connect to russmachine:1
>
> So maybe my problem is with fonts? The same problem occurs when I try it
> as a normal user (running both the server and client) with the same error.
> I searched the mailing list archives for fonts and the like, and found one
> person who appeared to have the same problem, but he fixed his by running
> as root, which is why I chose to in the above example.
>
> vnc looks so cool, it's fustrating to not get it working! Thanks for any
> help,
>
> Russell
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