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Old 03-10-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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font installer error message


First up thanks for all the help with the sound card, up and runing now.
My next problem is with the KDE 3.0 font installer. I am runing this on Suse 8.1 and decieded it would be cool to install some fonts with KDE's font installer. I directed the installer to the windows side of the partition to the font directory. when I try to install a font the font installer gives me the following error message.....
invalidfont - or font file corrupt
Can you not install windows fonts in linux? I am sure I read somewhere that this was possibile. Or am I just doing this totally wrong.
Thanks
Mark
 
Old 03-10-2003, 11:51 PM   #2
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Try gettting fresh copies of the fonts,
http://sourceforge.net/projects/font-tool/
 
Old 03-12-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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font installer errors

I tried downloading some new fonts, unzipped then tried the font installer, same problem, font installer tells me they are not supported fonts or the files are corrupt.
Any more ideas
 
Old 03-12-2003, 08:05 PM   #4
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Yes, try doing it with /dev/hand
 
Old 03-12-2003, 09:11 PM   #5
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/dev/hand

I am sorry i tried doing the process described at this link, here's what happens.
I unzip the file into my home directory, then run the following comand:
cp ttmkfdir.linuxbin.glibc2 /usr/local/bin/ttmkfdir
I then the message :
cp: missing destination file
what am I doing wrong, sorry you have to spoon feed me but I am a newbie

I am logged on as root when runing these comands
 
Old 03-12-2003, 10:48 PM   #6
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How did you "unzip" the package?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 11:20 PM   #7
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right clicked and unziped to this location
 
Old 03-12-2003, 11:42 PM   #8
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In suse?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 11:48 PM   #9
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just tried gunzip
and then tar -xvf
had the same results
 
Old 03-12-2003, 11:51 PM   #10
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I am using Suse 8.1 pro, the font installer is suposed to make this thing a peice of cake. Oh and KDE 3.0
 
Old 03-13-2003, 12:05 AM   #11
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Yes, there is something wrong but so far I can't work out what it is.
Have you seen any specific error messages?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 04:57 PM   #12
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the exact error message that font installer gives out is as follows:

invalidfont - or font file corrupt
 
Old 03-13-2003, 06:18 PM   #13
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If you get this with the newly downloaded fonts as well then reinstalling kdebase _may_ help, and if there are kde-3.1 packages available for suse-8.1 then i recomend installing them for bug/security fixes.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:00 PM   #14
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There are new packages available for suse 8.1 for the new KDE 3.1. I am very interested in installing them especailly as I would like to use the new Korganizer for email and contacts, I undrestand it is a integrated version of kmail, korganizer and kaddress. I am bewilldered by the amount of different packages.
Please could you give me some help with what packages to install there order of installation, and if this could be done with YAST2. I am especailly worried about not installing what is needed to run the desktop enviroment.
Thanks
 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:29 PM   #15
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There are a lot of suse rpm's for kde-3.1,
ftp://download.uk.kde.org/pub/kde/st...SuSE/ix86/8.1/

You might find something on suse's support sites that tell you exactly which ones you need. The ones with -devel in their name are only needed if you intend to compile programs from source.
 
  


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