Problem with Xdialog/Firefox and different Xorg versions

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue Sep 9 05:29:27 PDT 2008


On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 10:50:51AM +0100, George Wright wrote:
> Everything just works fine on most modern platforms, but trying to run the 
> thinclient server on Fedora Core 6 results in Xdialog not showing fonts at 
> all. Trying to launch Xdialog manually inside Xvnc results in a very 
> unhelpful error message "Floating point exception".

The default is to use builtin fonts only; --disable-builtin-fonts for
the server, I think, if you want to use core fonts.

> On a possibly unrelated note, Firefox also has trouble executing on FC6 inside 
> my Xvnc server. Trying to run firefox-bin directly results in:
> The program 'Gecko' received an X Window System error.
> This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> The error was 'BadName (named color or font does not exist)'.
>   (Details: serial 569 error_code 15 request_code 45 minor_code 0)
>   (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
>    that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
>    To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
>    option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
>    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
> Again, this firefox-bin works fine if launched in the shipped X server. 
> Strangely enough, it also works fine if launched via strace inside Xvnc.

#define X_OpenFont                     45

So, same thing.

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