I'm having a problem with Emacs when I SSH from my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to another Linux machine. FWIW, I believe the remote machine is using SUSE Enterprise Server 10 SP2, which is possibly quite old. I connect using
ssh -X <server>. When I run Emacs, I get the error messages
Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-courier-medium-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-*" to type FontStruct Warning: Cannot convert string "-*-helvetica-medium-r-*--*-120-*-*-*-*-iso8859-1" to type FontStruct
and Emacs is full of boxes instead of text characters, as shown below.
I've tried flushing my local font cache with
sudo fc-cache -f -v but that didn't help. Ideas? Thanks in advance!