Font conversion fails running X applications from a remote machine

(Doc ID 1018098.1)

Last updated on JULY 25, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 10-Jan-2014***

Symptoms

When a user at a Solaris[TM] box telnets to another Solaris box and tries to run admintool to display back to the local machine, he gets the following errors:

Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion

Warning: Cannot convert string "-dt-interface system-medium-r-normal-xl*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" to type FontSet

Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion

Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset

Warning:

Name: FONTLIST_DEFAULT_TAG_STRING

Class: XmRendition

Conversion failed. Cannot load font.

In addition, when trying to run an install program on the remote cdrom drive, the screen is unreadable.

Cause

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