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Old 05-02-2011, 05:07 AM   #226
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Thanks, worked great

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just build and upgrade, then drop in the fonts.conf file in your home directory but rename it .fonts.conf. restart x and your done.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 01:59 PM   #227
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Daedra, was there ever a post somewhere where you had screenshots of each of the different patches applied? Looking through this thread you mentioned you were going to do so, but nothing after...
 
Old 05-02-2011, 03:12 PM   #228
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I only have screenshots of my patches and settings, not Dugan's since I never used his patches. But you can get screenshots of mine in the above post, and you can see Dugan's over at his website at http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/slackware-fonts/

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Old 05-02-2011, 03:27 PM   #229
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Thanks for the help, Daedra.

I did what said, but it didn't work. This is somehow weird, fonts in some programs (firefox,Thunar,thunderbird,and etc) work great, but in other programs, like Opera, seamonkey, libreoffice, the font rendering is not good at all.

I am using xfce now, and I guess that i have to do more readings.

Thanks
I am not running 32bit so I can't be sure, but the reason some of those programs may not be displaying the fonts correctly is because they are using there own static libraries of cairo. I checked the source of seamonkey and noticed that it doesn't use the flag --enable-system-cairo which may be causing it to use its own internal version which would bypass the font patches you applied. I can't confirm this ,, but I may throw 32bit on a old partiton later today and test the theory, Ill let you know .
 
Old 05-02-2011, 07:56 PM   #230
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Daedra, thanks for the follow up, FYI, fonts in most other programs don't look good. BTW, if it takes too much effort, then forgot about it, so far I am using Firefox primarily, it works great.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #231
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I would say that I am almost there, and now most of my apps have beautiful fonts, though libreoffice, opera, seamonkey etc, still somehow ugly.

What I did was, instead of saving those codes to ~/.Xdefaults, and I saved to ~/.Xresources, and ran xrdb ~/.Xresources, and restarted X.

I guess more readings needed here.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-07-2011, 11:02 PM   #232
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Hi daedra. I followed your directions to get better looking screen fonts but it didn't work for me. The fonts are the same. I rebooted, still no change. I'm running slackware 13.37. Can you give me any advice to get the fonts looking better?
 
Old 05-08-2011, 03:04 AM   #233
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Hi daedra. I followed your directions to get better looking screen fonts but it didn't work for me. The fonts are the same. I rebooted, still no change. I'm running slackware 13.37. Can you give me any advice to get the fonts looking better?
Did you follow the instructions exactly in post 212?
 
Old 05-08-2011, 03:09 AM   #234
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Yes I did. I downloaded each file, untarred it. ran the sh file which downloaded the tar.gz, then ran the slackbuild file. I did that for each one of them. Then I copied your fonts.conf to my home directory and renamed it .fonts.conf. Rebooted. No change in appearance of the fonts in firefox, pidgin, xchat or thunderbird. So far those are the only apps I've run.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 03:11 AM   #235
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hmmm, can you post a screenshot?

Also, may be a silly question but did you actually install the packages using upgradepkg after you built them?

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:26 AM   #236
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upgradepkg? no. installpkg I believe (I'm new to slackware.. I can't remember offhand how I did it but it did, probably installpkg, but I did not see any command error output from teh console.

Attached are 2 screenshots.
screenshot-email-fonts.png
screenshot-firefox-fonts.png

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:30 AM   #237
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That's probably your problem, you need to upgradepkg not installpkg. What I would do at this point is log out of X then as root run "pkgtool" then select remove packages. Then remove all the freetype, libXft, and Cairo packages. Once there all completely removed. then you can run installpkg on the packages you made from my builds.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 03:31 AM   #238
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Oh... Ok thanks. I'll do that.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 03:32 AM   #239
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also the file fonts.conf file should be named

.fonts.conf

not

.fonts.conf.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 04:00 AM   #240
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Oh that was the end of that sentence where i put .fonts.conf. i did name it .fonts.conf
 
  


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