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Old 03-25-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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upgraded to Xfree86 v 4.4 -> fonts messed up


hello.

I have slackware 9.1 installed on my computer, upgraded to slackware current using swaret. Yesterday i upgraded (among others) XFree to version 4.4
The upgrade worked fine, but after starting X again, all the fonts suddenly looked s o m e t h i n g l i k e t h i s. very annoying

I have created a new X configuration file, but that did't help either.

here are some pieces from the Xfree logfile, about fonts:

Code:
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
and
Code:
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/, removing from list!
Am i missing some font here, that Xfree 4.3 wasn't using?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:46 PM   #2
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Hello,

mmh, did you upgrade the X-fonts packages too?

cu

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Old 03-25-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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I've had the same problem, and I upgraded all the font packages too.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:04 PM   #4
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yep...me too.

Is there any easy way to roll it back to 4.3 for now? The problem is, i updates tons of stuff which depended on it through swaret...

Also, the mouse movements feel a bit different, does any else get that?

I think the fonts that dont work are just the artwiz ones.... b/c its pretty much jsut the ones used in the fluxbox menu and titlebars...

And the mouse still feels wierd

Im considering removinog x and installing 4.3, but that would probably break allt he dependencies eh?

On the plus side, i find it switches workspaces MUCH smoother... so i would rather keep it working...


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Old 03-25-2004, 08:30 PM   #5
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maybe you should copy back your fonts.conf which before you upgrade, i upgrade xfree86* to the current using upgradepkg , and i notice it changed my fonts.conf ,so i copy my fonts.conf back. and everything work fine. just try it ,good luck~
 
Old 03-25-2004, 09:32 PM   #6
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Yeah I had the same problem with the artwiz fonts in my fluxbox stuff, and that was about it. I've temporarily gone back to 4.3... I just removed all the 4.4 packages and reinstalled all the 4.3 ones, it's working fine.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 10:40 PM   #7
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yep, Kovacs, i did the exact same thing

unfortuantly, I upgraded a whole pile of things when I did X, like kde, gimp, and other stuff...

which all depended on X 4.4

SO i cant load Kde anymore, (which i dont care about) or any kde apps (which is a pain)

ANy ideas on how to roll at that stuff back easily?

I wish swaret had an undo button

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Old 03-25-2004, 11:54 PM   #8
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I too had this problem. I've tried everything...redoing mkfontdir, fc-cache, I even downloaded XFree86 from slackware 9.0 and got the fonts.conf file out of it and put it in /etc/fonts...nothing. Someone's got to know the answer to this...
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:37 AM   #9
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I downgraded back to KDE 3.2.0 briefly and it worked (just removed the 3.2.1 packages and reinstalled the 3.2.0 ones, then I just ditched KDE entirely which felt great, the only app I needed it for was Kate and I'm finally getting good enough with vim to be able to lose it.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:45 AM   #10
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Well, Im back with 4.4, i figured the only thing wrong is the artwiz fonts, plus i like k3b :|
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:20 AM   #11
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I don't think anything really depends on XFree 4.4 yet.. It's been out too recently to have grown any dependencies.. I don't think???

For the font problem, check out the paths in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file for the font secstion. Should be near the top.
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:54 AM   #12
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Instead of an upgrade, I did a minimal install of Slack 9.1 without XFree, then I downloaded and installed XFree 4.4. Everything works perfectly.

Instead of doing an upgrade, try completely uninstalling XFree 4.3 first, then install 4.4.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:35 AM   #13
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I just reinstalled my complete system today.

At first i had X 4.3 installed, then upgraded it to 4.4 (manually, using upgradepkg). It had the same results, fonts where still messed up. After that i removed X , and then installed Xfree 4.4. now all works fine.

Even better, i gave kernel 2.6 another try. Besides some small wierdo things, all works perfectly. Now my computer feels even faster than it felt before
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:55 PM   #14
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fonts after massive upgrade Xfree 4.4+kde 3.21

Hello !

I had the same problems as others.
All I did was copying some popular MS ttf fonts into:
file:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF
This folder was mentioned in top of my XF86Config file.
Next, I reused these fonts in Kde, Konqueror and Opera settings.
It seems all work well now.

Brodo

Ibm T23, Slack 9.1, kernel 2.4.25, kde 3.21, XFree 4.4
 
Old 03-26-2004, 03:05 PM   #15
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Hello,

@EyesOnly:
Quote:
Besides some small wierdo things, all works perfectly.
oh, what are those "wierdo things"?

cu

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