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Old 02-23-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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I'm seeing wierd letters

I recently built another Pentium 2 computer and loaded Slackware 9.1 It was working great till i discovered a strange font I'm using. It looks like a bunch of ":...:::.:" Like those things blind people have to feel to read. It's very strange and only happens when I load X11. Fluxbox, gnome, blackbox, etc all have this strange problem..

If someone else has this problem, could you shed some light? Thanks
Old 02-26-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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check out /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

The keyboard section should tell you which keyboard you're using, if that is the problem If you really are getting braille (or morse code) fonts, then that should be part of the application. different window managers (icewm instead of kde, for example) should get you something different. still, your keyboard section should loook something like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbCompat" ""
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Note the kblayout. that should be "us". mebe that will help.


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