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    Sunday, September 22, 2013

    How to Fix "could not open default font 'fixed'"

    This error pops up while trying to start vncserver services which happened to me in CentOS 6.2

    While it is very frustrating when you are in a hurry and these small error starts giving you a headache in the middle of some important work. Well let me give you a very simple solution for this.

    Fatal server error:
    could not open default font 'fixed'

    This error comes up because the tigervnc services are unable to locate the default font as required to start the services. So you need to manually install those font rpm.

    Make sure that this package is installed
    # rpm -qa | grep libXfont

    If not you can install using yum command as shown below
    # yum install libXfont

    Now try to restart the services
    # service vncserver start
    Starting VNC server: 2:root xauth: (stdin):1:  bad display name "test.example:2" in "add" command

    New 'test.example (root)' desktop is test.example:2

    Creating default startup script /root/.vnc/xstartup
    Starting applications specified in /root/.vnc/xstartup
    Log file is /root/.vnc/test.openfire:2.log

    [  OK  ]

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