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Now that I've pretty much got GNOME sorted out, I'm starting to turn my attention toward KDE. Since I'm running GNOME 2.1.90 on XFree86 126.96.36.199 it didn't make sense (to me at least) to have KDE being the odd one out so I'm trying to install the latest release candidate KDE 3.1. To that end, I'm trying to compile and install Qt 3.1.1. I've tried this before and never succeeded, perhaps its an omen, but this would have to be the wierdest problem I've had with it to date. Qt appears to compile fine and after a few symlinks are made and ldconfig run apps like Opera and Sim will pick up the new library and run fine except for one thing: All the menu fonts have become about 2-3 times bigger than they were before. Seeing as I've managed to get Qt 3.1.1 compiled (It seems to be OK if you skip the final 'make install' which is where I've had most of my problems with it either getting caught in an infinite loop because it can't find the moc directory or it failing because for some reason it deleted all the library files) before and this has never happened, I'm fairly certain its caused by the addition of Xft2 support to the library (something that wasn't present the last time I was successful). That, and the fact that all the huge fonts appear nicely anti-aliased (which I don't have a problem with and would like to retain if at all possible). My question now is, how can I make the fonts (it's only the fonts in the menus and button captions, at least in Opera, the only Qt app I really care about) return to their normal size (preferably without sacrificing Qt 3.1)?