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[vox-tech] realplay and vnc: font weirdness
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[vox-tech] realplay and vnc: font weirdness



Has anyone ever tried to use realplay on a vnc desktop?  The situation 
is that I have is that I have a box without a monitor that's hooked up 
to a stereo, and I'd like to be able to use it to listen to realaudio 
content.  If I run an Xvnc desktop on that machine and login from 
another machine, I can open realplay, and it works, except that the menu 
font is all screwed up (I just get a bunch of those little dotted 
rectangular boxes that you see when the proper font encoding isn't 
available).  This makes for a challenging user interface!  Another clue 
is that while the window background is typically grey, when running 
under vnc, approximately the lower 2/3 of the window is tinted a light 
blue color.  I ran realplay on this box when it had a monitor, and 
everything displayed perfectly under XFree86 4.1.

I'm having a hard time tracking down the problem, because there doesn't 
seem to be anything relevant in the vnc log (i.e., it's not complaining 
about missing fonts or anything), and the UNIX version of RealPlayer is 
almost completely undocumented (not to mention that the source is 
unavailable).  It would seem, though, that since everything works 
properly under XFree86, maybe Xvnc is to blame (or the configuration 
thereof).  Google searches have turned up nothing promising.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Matt

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