3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 26, 2008 11:17 AM by kspades

    Solaris 8/07 and VMware tools

    jbmurphy Lurker

      I just installed Solaris 8/07 on Vmware fusion. After I add the VMWare tools, whenever I run smc or updatemanager, I recieve:

      Warning: Cannot convert string \

      "-monotype-arial-regular-r-normal---140---p--iso8859-1" \

      to type FontStruct

      warning: Unable to load any usable ISO8859-1 font

      Warning:

           Name: FONTLIST_DEFAULT_TAG_STRING

           Class: XmRendition

           Conversion failed.  Cannot load font.

        Java Accessibility Bridge for GNOME loaded.

      java/langNullPointerException

       

      Any ideas?

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Solaris 8/07 and VMware tools
          nick_from_calgary Lurker

           

          I too received the same error using Solaris 8/07 on VMWare Fusion.  I was able to resolve it by setting the fontpath using the following command:

           

           

          xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/TTbitmaps

           

           

          And then type smc, see if that helps.

           

           

          Nick

           

           

          • 2. Re: Solaris 8/07 and VMware tools
            gsyoungblood Novice

            The problem seems to be the result of the vmware tools modifications to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

             

            Change the FontPath lines in the Files section (Section "Files") to:

             

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/sun/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/F3bitmaps/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"

                FontPath   "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

             

            Restart X after you make this change.

             

            The FontPath above is a combination of the Solaris .xorg.conf and the commented out xorg.conf from vmware.

            • 3. Re: Solaris 8/07 and VMware tools
              kspades Enthusiast

              Just jumping in to let you guys know that the above solution works.  Im using Solaris 10u4 on VI3 3.0.2. Pay special attention to the paths /usr/X11 and /usr/X11R6...the latter did not exist on my system

               

               

               

               

               

              Thanks to poster!