X2Go Bug report logs - #884
nxagent fails to run with "Could not open default font 'fixed'"

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Package: nx-libs; Maintainer for nx-libs is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>;

Reported by: devsk <internet_everyone@yahoo.com>

Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 20:40:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Tags: fixed-upstream

Found in version 3.5.0.30

Fixed in version 3.5.99.4

Forwarded to https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/issues/84

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I finally decoded this issue. I can't believe it. The reason why its not able to load the default font and default cursor was that language specific fonts were missing from the /usr/share/fonts/misc folder. Those are missing because I have '-nls' in my global USE flags.

I had to spin up an Ubuntu 14.04 VM to figure this out...:) This is a packaging bug. nx package on Gentoo should force the 'nls' USE flag on media-fonts/font-misc-misc because without that nxagent is completely broken. I wonder how Xorg and Xvnc are fine without those! May be there is legacy code in nxagent which needs removal...:)

Thanks for all the help everyone! It was a pleasure dealing with you all. I hope the x2go community flourishes more and more everyday!
-devsk

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