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Old 08-31-2004, 12:14 PM   #1
Raoul_Duke_M
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Firefox fonts look awful for user, great for root.


Slackware 10, firefox 0.9.3.

This is a new install of both slackware & firefox. I've only been running it a couple of days.

I haven't changed any font settings for any user but root's fonts look lovely & my user's look awful.

Any hints?
 
Old 08-31-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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This guide is for gentoo but the firefox part maybe useful...

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.p...ighlight=fonts
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:50 PM   #3
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Cheers for the link. I tried a few things in there but no luck. I don't understand what the problem is because the root account is fine (didn't need to setup fonts). I've also installed normal mozilla (1.7) and it does the same. Seems like a general font permission problem but i can't find anything
 
Old 08-31-2004, 01:55 PM   #4
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What I finally did was uninstalling firefox and using mozilla
I don't know why, but mozilla's fonts are perfect in my system... I emerged some fonts but since you use slackware, I don't have any further ideas about slack.. Font problem seems to be a small problem but in my opinion, it is not!!!
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:52 AM   #5
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How did you install your fonts?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 11:10 AM   #6
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I don't think it's a Slackware thing. I have the same problem with Mozilla 1.7 (and Netscape) on SuSE 9.0. Seems Mozilla, Netscape, and possibly Firefox share some settings. Anyway, I turned off "antialiasing" for fonts, and it fixed the problem for Mozilla, but introduced the problem for all other KDE gui apps.
 
Old 09-29-2004, 10:47 PM   #7
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Hi,
try removing ~/.mozilla/firefox (or moving it to a backup). Not sure why, but I had the same problem, and when I did this, it went away. (I upgraded firefox several times trying to fix it as well, getting the whole deb package again... but the problem didn't go away).
 
Old 09-30-2004, 08:27 AM   #8
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go to linuxpakcage.net and get freetype fonts. Those are pretty good. Also, look into getting some tt fonts running on your box.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 05:55 PM   #9
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I have noticed this same problem on Slackware 10. I tried removing my profile for Firefox as Latecomer suggested, but it did not seem to make any difference.

I also wanted to make it clear that this is not a lack of good fonts or TrueType fonts for the system. My machine was upgraded from Slackware 9.1, which worked perfectly, and all my old fonts are still there. It does not make all fonts look bad all the time; only some fonts don't seem to look as they are supposed to (mostly it seems to be an issue of certain letters appearing too close to each other with certain fonts). Also the fonts behave fine for the root account, just not for a regular user. It seems clear that this is some kind of permissions problem, but permission on what is still a mystery to me. I will post again if I find the answer to this issue.

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