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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Control: tag -1 fixed-upstream
Control: fixed -1 3.5.99.4

On  Mi 24 Feb 2016 15:03:18 CET, Mike Gabriel wrote:

> Control: forwarded -1 https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/issues/84
>
> On  Sa 05 Sep 2015 14:05:39 CEST, Mike Gabriel wrote:
>
>> Hi Devsk,
>>
>> On  Fr 04 Sep 2015 04:06:55 CEST, devsk wrote:
>>
>>> Yes, I am talking about Gentoo specific packaging issue. I have filed
>>>
>>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=559370
>>>
>>> to track it down. As I mentioned, the specific files being talked  
>>> about are the font files in /usr/share/fonts/misc  
>>> (/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc on Ubuntu) which are character  
>>> encodings specific e.g. 9x15-ISO8859-*.pcf.gz. nxagent can not  
>>> load a fixed size font '9x15' without the presence of these files.  
>>> It looks like these are abandoned by modern X code because both  
>>> Xorg and Xvnc work fine without these files.
>>>
>>> -devsk
>>
>> Thanks for explaining the above. However, I think that we should  
>> get this issue also solved upstream as most systems work on UTF-8  
>> basis and the more local encodings are rather historical than  
>> current-state-of-the-art.
>>
>> Let's leave this bug open and address it for 3.6.x of nx-libs  
>> instead of dealing with it as a Gentoo specific bug.
>>
>> Mike
>
> This issue has been forwarded to the new upstream location of nx-libs:
> https://github.com/ArcticaProject/nx-libs/issues/84
>
> Greets,
> Mike

This issue will be fixed in nx-libs 3.5.99.4. The fix is to support  
libXfont's built-in fonts as final fallback.

Mike
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