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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HI Devsk,

On  Mi 02 Sep 2015 03:32:56 CEST, devsk wrote:

> 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

Please can you be more precise? Where do you set the -nls flag and how  
can we get this fixed upstream in nx-libs?

Mike
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