No graphs after doing quick start guide

Asked by Gabe Harriman

Hello there

I ran through the quick startup guide and got it all to work, except when I load up the front end user interface, there are no graphs. The interface is beautiful, but there are broken images where I would think the graph should go.

I opened up the URL to the image file and noticed the django error below. Have you seen this before?



MemoryError at /render/


Request Method: GET
Request URL:
Django Version: 1.2.3
Python Version: 2.6.5
Installed Applications:
Installed Middleware:

File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/Django-1.2.3-py2.6.egg/django/core/handlers/" in get_response
  100. response = callback(request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs)
File "/opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/render/" in renderView
  142. image = doImageRender(requestOptions['graphClass'], graphOptions)
File "/opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/render/" in doImageRender
  299. img = graphClass(**graphOptions)
File "/opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/render/" in __init__
  141. self.drawText("No Data", x, y, align='center')
File "/opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/render/" in drawText
  201. extents = self.getExtents(text)
File "/opt/graphite/webapp/graphite/render/" in getExtents
  173. F = self.ctx.font_extents()

Exception Type: MemoryError at /render/
Exception Value:

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Gabe Harriman (r-launchpad-mynameisgabe-com) said :

I found another thread with the same problem. I installed the bitmap-fonts and everything works now.

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zlj (zlj) said :

Hi Gabe,

I just wanted to add that installing bitstream-vera-fonts package for RPM-based systems should fix the issue too and also provide slightly better-looking graphs.

Ilya Zakreuski

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Gabe Harriman (r-launchpad-mynameisgabe-com) said :

That looks much better, thank you Ilya!

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Kai Blin (kai-blin-biotech) said :

On current Ubuntu 13.04, there's no bitmap-fonts package, and this error keeps happening.