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Old 08-07-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
Sonek
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How do you change the system font?


I downloaded all the patches for my first Madrake 10 computer and when i rebooted the font was messed up. It appears to have a space between each character and makes everything I open too large for a screen and attaches a side scroll bar.

I've looked around but I'm not formiliar with the setup. I cannot seem to locate where you change the system font type and size. Can anyone point me in the right directoin? I did a google search and searched this forum and coudln't find anything. Any help would be appreciated.

Also I installed GAIM and can't seem to figure out where it installed to, tried to reinstall and it said that it was already installed and wouldn't let me install again so I can't check where it installs by default. Anyone know where I can find it?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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which font? the font in some window manager like kde or gnome, or the font in the console before X is loaded? More details please.

to find gaim, I would do a "find /usr -name gaim", or if you have your locate db up to date you can just do a "locate gaim" then call gaim using the absolute path provided, or add that binary directory to your PATH variable.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:27 AM   #3
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most all executables are found in /usr/bin. just by typing gaim from a terminal prompt should open it. it should have automatically put an entry in kicker->internet->instant messaging. if it didn't, right click the kicker, choose menu editor, chose where you want to put it, click "add application" use the following for executable command.......... soundwrapper /usr/bin/gaim, save it, restart KDE if it doesn't show in the kicker menu.

you don't really specify which fonts are messed up? all fonts? just terminal fonts? just desktop/DE fonts? if it's terminal, open Konsole->settings->fonts & choose "custom" & make changes there. if it's KDE, use Configure your desktop->look n feel->fonts & components->file manager & make changes there. a reboot/restart X may be neccessary for changes to take effect.

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Old 08-09-2004, 02:15 PM   #4
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The exact same thing happened to me. In KDE, Sans 10 ended up with a whole lot of space between the characters. Changing the fonts in the control center improved the situation, but all of my x fonts still look like crap (regardless of other control center tweaks)

The update was through RPMDrake, and if I remember correctly, XFree was upgraded to 4.3.-32.1100mdk. 75dpifonts and xfs were also updated.

I don't mean to hijack a thread, I just wanted to give a few more details.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:04 PM   #5
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Update:

This problem (screwy fonts after mandrake update) was somehow related to the user. I blew away my home directory and startd from scratch and the fonts were fine.

I didn't really solve anything, I just worked around it. If somebody could offer an explanation, that would be great.
 
  


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