4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2011 10:47 AM by ashum RSS

    Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion

    459893
      When I run xclock as root, I don't get any error, but I get the following error when I run xclock as 'oracle' user. My xmanager passive is running fine. I don't get this error for other servers.

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      server> uname -a
      Linux ----.com 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Dec 17 11:41:38 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
      [oracle]:"/home/oracle:
      auxdw1> xclock
      Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
      server> xclock &
      [1] 13691
      [oracle]:/home/oracle:
      server> Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
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      Pl help.
      _Lily
        • 1. Re: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
          Tommyreynolds-Oracle
          Check your installed font collection on a machine where this does work and one where is does not:
          # /bin/rpm -qa 'xorg*font*' | /bin/sort
          I think you are missing some fonts on the broken server.
          • 2. Re: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
            UFP1701
            Too bad Lily didn't follow up on TommyReynolds' suggestion. I'm also having the same problem ( I think ).
            TommyReynolds does say how to get the installed list, but doesn't say how to find out what's missing.

            My settings:
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            [root@OEL5u4DB11gR2 X11]# rpm -qa 'xorg*font*' | /bin/sort
            xorg-x11-fonts-100dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-base-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-100dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-ISO8859-1-75dpi-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-misc-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-truetype-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-fonts-Type1-7.1-2.1.el5
            xorg-x11-font-utils-7.1-2
            [root@OEL5u4DB11gR2 X11]# uname -a
            Linux OEL5u4DB11gR2 2.6.18-164.el5 #1 SMP Thu Sep 3 02:16:47 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
            [root@OEL5u4DB11gR2 X11]# xclock &
            [1] 5950
            [root@OEL5u4DB11gR2 X11]# Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
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            I would greatly appreciate any input.
            Kind regards,
            UFP1701
            • 3. Re: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
              Tommyreynolds-Oracle
              I was just going to do a works/doesn't-work comparison of the installed
              packages. No magic.
              • 4. Re: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion
                ashum
                I just get rid of this message installing fonts from Xming-fonts-7-5-0-34-setup.exe