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VNC server : Fatal server error: could not open default font ‘fixed’

Trying to run vnc-server recently on a debian system, I ran into the following issue:

cat .vnc/debian-dev\:1.log
14/08/09 14:40:01 Xvnc version 3.3.7 - built Dec 30 2006 12:50:35
14/08/09 14:40:01 Copyright (C) 2002-2003 RealVNC Ltd.
14/08/09 14:40:01 Copyright (C) 1994-2000 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge.
14/08/09 14:40:01 All Rights Reserved.
14/08/09 14:40:01 See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC
14/08/09 14:40:01 Desktop name 'X' (debian-dev:1)
14/08/09 14:40:01 Protocol version supported 3.3
14/08/09 14:40:01 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
Font directory '/usr/share/fonts/truetype/' not found - ignoring

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

I solved the issue with some apt-get for dependancies as per below

apt-get install xutils xbase-clients xfonts-base xfonts-75dpi xfonts-100dpi

Ref: http://www.debianhelp.org/node/5720

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