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Hondro 05-02-2006 04:14 PM

Not very nice fonts
 
Hi,when i installed slack 10.2(full installation) the fonts are very bad quality.

Can somebody say what to do, that the fonts look better?

jimX86 05-02-2006 07:14 PM

There is a Font-HOWTO at the The Linux Documentation Project that has some good suggestions. http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Font-HOWTO/

There's also some Slackware specific information here... http://fairylinux.zapto.org/FairySer...T_FONTS&PAGE=1

Randux 05-03-2006 02:05 AM

Also look here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ighlight=fonts

Toods 05-03-2006 04:58 AM

I found this thread to be the most informative:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=257705

Hondro 05-03-2006 04:01 PM

when i try to compile:

cd /root/freetype-2.1.10/
./configure

i have 1 error:
configure: error: C preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.
make: *** [builds/unix/unix-def.mk] Error 1

in file config.log i did not find the explanation

jimX86 05-03-2006 06:40 PM

Did you install the C compiler? Type in "gcc -v" to see if it returns the version.

Or possibly you didn't install the kernel-headers package. It's in the K series of packages.

Maybe I can save you some time though and you can fix that problem later. I found a prebuilt package... http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=7431

rohandhruva 05-04-2006 09:01 AM

The C sanity check error is also caused if the kernel headers are not installed.

Hondro 05-04-2006 04:38 PM

Where can i get that "kernel headers"?
(in linuxpackages.net it was not)

jimX86 05-04-2006 05:25 PM

I'm sorry... it's actually under the D series... for development. It's on the install CD at /slackware/d/kernel-headers-2.4.31-i386-1.tgz. Or check any of the Slackware mirrors.

The package I was trying to point you to at linuxpackages.net is a pre-compiled version of freetype with the bytecode interpreter enabled. You can just install it with installpkg and save yourself the trouble of building it. Isn't that what you're doing?


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