VNC problem with anti-aliased fonts
Thu Apr 10 09:24:00 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geter, Frank [mailto:email@example.com]
> I am currently unable to run Mandrake 9.1, KDE 3.1, ATA rage 128 video
> via VNC connection and I am not the only one having the problem. This
> series of posts was on LinuxQuestions.org.
> From what I can glean is that anti-alias fonts in KDE 3.1 is causing the
> problem. I quote the following from the linuxquestions.org
> "The problem is with the anti-aliased fonts that were introduced in the
> distribution of Mandrake. Anti-aliased fonts require render support from
> whatever display device is being used and VNC, as well as most other
> displays lack this support. GLX is not the issue, it is the fonts in the
> default mandrake distribution. "
> Is there a resolution and instruction to this issue outside of eliminating
> anti-alias fonts.
I'm not sure about this type of fonts but I know there are font servers
around that translate those fonts-that-needs-to-be-rendered on the fly.
Hence, installing such a fontserver and use that for vnc should get stuff
Other ideas include installing 'normal' fonts (those fonts that do work in
vnc) and create a font.alias file that provides a proper alternat font for
those not-working fonts.
I once made a verry generic font.alias file that just answered all fonts
with the same font. It sure did not look right, at least the font must match
in the font box, hence the substitute font should not be larger than the