How to fix the font for virt-manager via X forwarding

December 24, 2011

I’ve installed the virt-manager on one of my servers (RHEL/Centos/SL) and tried to access the virt-manager via X forwarding but I just got following:

Other programs like xclock or xterm worked without problem .. after some searching and debugging I solved the problem with following command:

yum install dejavu-lgc-sans-fonts

Hope this solution spares someone-other some minutes. ;-)

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  1. Yepp it did! Thanks a lot! :-)

    Comment by Marius — January 16, 2012 #

  2. wonderfull …. this time you save me to get crazy ….

    Comment by Fabio — April 12, 2012 #

  3. Its dejavu-lgc-sans-mono-fonts on rhel 6.3 :)

    Comment by markitoxs — September 5, 2012 #

  4. Thank you very much!

    Comment by Evgeniy — December 11, 2012 #

  5. This saved me lots of time digging in to this strange issue. Why on earth the virt-manager package doesn’t require the fonts package is a mystery.

    Thanks!

    Comment by GrateFul Guy — January 27, 2013 #

  6. Thanks!

    Comment by milameber — February 28, 2013 #

  7. Thank you very much, saved me a lot of time

    Comment by Nikolay Dimitrov — March 11, 2013 #

  8. Thank you for this post. This fixed my bacula admin tool problem.

    I thought it would have to do with fonts, but did not know which to consider. How did you know it was looking for dejavu?

    Comment by John — April 23, 2013 #

  9. You saved my day.
    Thank you!

    Comment by Maxym — July 16, 2013 #

  10. Thank you very much!

    In my case (displaying virt-manager from CentOS 6.4 to OSX 10.8.4/XQuartz 2.7.4, I needed the following package:
    dejavu-lgc-sans-mono-fonts

    Comment by chrismarget — August 2, 2013 #

  11. Hi Thank you so much, works perfect for me.

    Comment by Johannes Thoma — October 24, 2013 #

  12. Thank you!!

    Comment by Oele — December 10, 2013 #

  13. OMFG, you saved my server!

    Comment by sin — January 15, 2014 #

  14. Thank you very much. In my case (Fedora 19 – future Centos 7) it is:
    yum install dejavu-sans-fonts.noarch
    because I don’t need Latin-Greek-Cyrilic fonts ;-)

    Comment by OnkelPony — May 6, 2014 #

  15. Thanks!

    Comment by Javier Cruz — May 17, 2014 #

  16. You are a God amongst men.

    Comment by sirkojac — July 24, 2014 #

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