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KVM – Virtual Machine Manager Font issue – VMM GUI

Virtual Machine Manager  (VMM or virt-Manager) is GUI tool to manage the KVM hypervisors. This tool can be installed on KVM hosts or in remote system to manage the VM’s. When I tired to access the virt-manager via SSH X11 forwarding on RHEL 7.2 , I got the GUI without any fonts (or with junk letters). Redhat should make the required fonts packages to link “virt-manager” package dependencies to prevent the problem.


Virt-Manager with Junk charectors
Virt-Manager with Junk Letters


To fix the issue, you must install the required fonts for VMM. In RHEL 7.2 , I have installed the following fonts which has fixed my issue.

[root@UA-KVM1 ~]# yum install ghostscript-fonts.noarch urw-fonts.noarch
Loaded plugins: product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
This system is not registered to Red Hat Subscription Management. You can use subscription-manager to register.
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package ghostscript-fonts.noarch 0:5.50-32.el7 will be installed
---> Package urw-fonts.noarch 0:2.4-16.el7 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                                      Arch                              Version                                 Repository                              Size
 ghostscript-fonts                            noarch                            5.50-32.el7                             repo-update                            324 k
 urw-fonts                                    noarch                            2.4-16.el7                              repo-update                            3.0 M

Transaction Summary
Install  2 Packages

Total download size: 3.4 M
Installed size: 4.8 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
Downloading packages:
(1/2): ghostscript-fonts-5.50-32.el7.noarch.rpm                                                                                               | 324 kB  00:00:00
(2/2): urw-fonts-2.4-16.el7.noarch.rpm                                                                                                        | 3.0 MB  00:00:00
Total                                                                                                                                 12 MB/s | 3.4 MB  00:00:00
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction
  Installing : urw-fonts-2.4-16.el7.noarch                                                                                                                       1/2
  Installing : ghostscript-fonts-5.50-32.el7.noarch                                                                                                              2/2
  Verifying  : ghostscript-fonts-5.50-32.el7.noarch                                                                                                              1/2
  Verifying  : urw-fonts-2.4-16.el7.noarch                                                                                                                       2/2

  ghostscript-fonts.noarch 0:5.50-32.el7                                                urw-fonts.noarch 0:2.4-16.el7

[root@UA-KVM1 ~]#


Just tried to re-launch the virt-manager.

KVM virt-manager Fonts issue Fixed
KVM virt-manager Fonts issue Fixed


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