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. Thanks a lot!! you save me a lot of time….

    Comment by Javier Henao — September 14, 2018 #

  2. Kudos! Saved me a lot of time too.

    Comment by Alex Woods — July 10, 2019 #

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