Connecting to a remote Solaris 10 system over X11 I observe inconsistent behavior regarding the used fonts. I am connecting from a Cygwin/X system.
When I connect using ssh forwarding like this
$ ssh -Y mymachine.example.org
fonts work as expected, i.e. the rendering is very nice and programs seem to find all kind of different fonts (e.g. gvim or emacs).
When I connect to the same machine via XDMCP (to the stock blue Solaris 10 login manager screen) and login there seems only 1 fixed size font available. An Emacs from OpenCSW even fails to execute because it can't find the fonts it needs.
It prints that it can't find a font using following specification:
I establish the XDMCP connection like this:
$ XWin -query mymachine.example.org -from mywindowsclient.example.org
My objective is no to get also proper fonts for the XDMCP use case.
How can I investigate this issue? Can I duplicate some configuration which is implicitly used with
ssh -Y for the XDMCP case?
How is the font-thing usually setup during ssh-X11-forwarding?