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Linux, Openview, and Xterm

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Linux, Openview, and Xterm

I am running OpenView NNM (6.2) on an HP 9000 class server running HP-UX 11. I am trying to set up a Linux workstation (RedHat 7.2) to be a management console. I am able to telnet to my OpenView server and start an xterm session. But when I try to run ovw, I get the following errors:

ovw:Xt Warning: Missing charsets in String to FontSet conversion

ovw:Xt Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*-140-*

ovw:Xt Warning: Unable to load any usable fontset

Can anyone tell me what these errors are? Do I need to send any particular parameters when I run an Xterm session? Any help on getting this resolved is greatly appreciated.

Charles Slivkoff
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Re: Linux, Openview, and Xterm

The HP-UX locale of "C" assumes a character set encoding of HP-Roman8. These fonts are probably not available to your X display server (xlsfonts -fn "*hp-roman8").

There are a few options:

1/ Make the fonts available. There are 2 options to this: either add an HP-UX font server to your X server's font path, or copy the fonts to a local directory and add this to your font-path.

2/ Set LANG to "C.iso88591" before running the application. This will cause fonts with the ISO8859-1 encoding to be loaded. These should be available to your X server already.