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Could not open default font 'fixed' - UNIX

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This error indicates that the default font path built in to Xvnc is not valid on your computer.


You can find out the correct font path by running the following command while logged in to the console of your computer:.

xset q

This will list information about your X Server, including the default font path, which you can add to your vncserver configuration file in /etc/vnc/config (for all users) or ~/.vnc/config (for you only). The configuration option is -fp. For example, the following will work on most modern X Servers:

-fp unix/:7100

You will need to substitute the font path indicated by xset for "unix:/7100".