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Old 05-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Smile Installing fonts for awesome in Debian 6.0.5


Hello friends,

I'd been kicking about with CrunchBang linux since November, and after my own sheer stupidity caused me lose everything (nothing too important, mainly config files etc.), I took a month's break and decided to take the plunge with something slightly more complex.

At first I tried Arch, but after discovering this was an exercise in masochism I moved on to Debian (this is what CrunchBang is based on, after all).

I'm moving in leaps and bounds, and currently can't figure out why new font installs aren't working.

Previously I was able to copy a font file to ~/.fonts/ and it'd work, but apparently this isn't the case now I'm not having my hand held (I started with no GUI).

I've also tried 'sudo mv ~/myfont.ttf /usr/share/fonts/X11/', but again no luck.

I'm fairly certain this is depressingly simple to fix, but after half an hour's Googling I figured it'd be best to just ask.

P.S. - Sorry if I'm being longwinded, there are too few people in the real world to share my linux exploits with.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Try it with updating the font cache:
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