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    KDE 2.2 profile kills fonts?
    Contributed by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 29 @ 06:38:13 BST

    Ask Debianplanet
    I just installed KDE 2.2 final from unstable onto a combo SID/woody box, and it runs like a dream with everything, except that after you go through the Desktop Configuration Wizard and it creates a .kde directory in your home dir, if you then restart the X server it loses all its fonts. It does not recognize or communicate with the XFS, as near as I can tell. However, deleting this .kde directory will make them come back, but it's not exactly a good workaround, considering you have to reconfigure all your menus and mail and the like on every login!

    Searching the internet has yeilded little help on this issue, is this native to my machine, or has anyone else experienced this as well?!

    DanielS: Um, I honestly have never heard of this before. Are you running kdm? gdm? xdm? What is your fonts setup, and is XFS just unstable and crashing? I really doubt it could be KDE. Also, the sid/woody combination is an extremely bad idea; run one or the other.

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    Re: KDE 2.2 profile kills fonts? (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 29 @ 07:34:15 BST

    Disable fonts antialiasing, and you will get all your fonts back.

    Configure /etc/X11/XftConfig if you want your fonts with antialiasing.

    Perhapt it is time to make /etc/X11/XftConfig to use defoma stuff ?..

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    Re: KDE 2.2 profile kills fonts? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 29 @ 10:29:34 BST

    I think the solution someelse gave is probably the right one: make sure once you configure your kde desktop on first time logon you uncheck AA. I'm sorry I can't give any helpful insights as what to do if you _want_ AA.

    On a side note though: can anyone enlighten me on the subject of xfs, xfstt and xfs-xtt? Do I need more than one and can more than one be used at a time? Do all the X-applications use them automatically? I have read the packages' information, but they don't clear things up for me.

    I have (tried to) read quite a deal on the subject, but it never got really clear to me how all the font-related stuff works. I upgraded gs recently and I got defoma with it for free. I don't know what all these things do, but I do know that mozilla's default font changed and I didn't like it. I couldn't find my old font anymore, fotunately I found a way to make it look (about the same) as it used to.

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    Re: KDE 2.2 profile kills fonts? (Score: 1)
    by ghettoscientist on Saturday, September 01 @ 02:33:07 BST
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    I had this *exact* problem last week. I had done a new Woody install then decided to upgrade to SID. Everything went fine except for a bunch of font troubles. I wish I could tell you what I did to fix the problem. I'm pretty new to KDE so I just started editing various config files (mainly /etc/X11/XftConfig). I also had to find and install a bunch of truetype fonts. Once I had most everyting working I had to experiment with various fonts to find one with a fixed width for Konsole.

    I wish I could help more.


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