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Old 11-18-2003, 12:37 AM   #16
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how do i uninstall konq? will that work?

i cant even get into my control center > fonts without getting an error.

BAH!!
 
Old 11-18-2003, 02:00 AM   #17
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you could uninstall konqueror but it will require you to uninstall the whole of KDE. So you're probably better off not doing that for now. Just in case you want to do it, go to mandrake control center -> software management -> remove software (or something like that; you'll find it) and look for a package called kdebase. Uninstall this one which will tell you that you have to uninstall loads of other things (basically KDE). I think you'll still have a window manager like icewm available from where you can install kde again using mandrake control center.

It looks like the problem is that something went wrong with the font installation. The fonts should be somewhere under

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts

probably in the mdk subdirectory. You could try removing them manually - you can tell which ones are the windows ones by comparing their file names with the ones in your C:\WINDOWS\Fonts (or /mnt/windows/WINDOWS/Fonts). The easiest way to install the fonts is to manually copy the files into

/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western

or so (any font directory will do, actually) and then run

fc-cache -fv

You have to be root to do any of this.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 03:14 AM   #18
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how do you exactly import the fonts? nothing, just curious whether i can get the same problem. my box just run too smooth these days lol
really, i'd like to experiment sometimes ... i need challenge
 
Old 11-18-2003, 03:16 AM   #19
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its a new feature in mandrake 9.2 i think... it asked me if i wanted to.. i said ok. ?
 
Old 11-18-2003, 11:06 AM   #20
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importing fonts is not a new feature. It's been around in mandrake for a while. But as I said in the previous post, it's better not to use the font importing tool since X can handle fonts very well on its own these days. Just drop the ttf files in some appropriate font directory and things will be taken care of.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 03:15 PM   #21
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enter runlevel 3

`init 3`

remove or move /home/youruser/.kde

`rm -rf ~/.kde`

restart X

`init 5`

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 11-18-2003 at 09:00 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:21 PM   #22
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fdisk, works everytime
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:36 PM   #23
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iLLuSionZ, please be more patient next time. You can bump a thread if you're not getting responses, but please wait 24 hours before doing so. Also remember that it is possible to get no answer at all - usually when it's a rare problem and nobody reading your post can help.
 
  


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