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yesterday i made a mistake. i have unmerged qt-3.3.6-r1. then i've reinstalled it back. but i had the surprise to see that the characters in KDE are small squares instead of letters. i've remerged all packages from KDE but no effect. gtk applications are working fine.
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04, LFS 6.3 rc1 (living dangerously ;), Windows XP
Hmm this has just happened to me too...
I'm using KDE 3.5.2 and QT 3.3.6. I just compiled KDE on a LFS system, modified my .xinitrc file, bought up KDE with "startx" but every piece of text is just a square.
This is found on the console after exiting KDE:
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing from list!
Are you referring to the fonts that look like little waffles (a square with 4 smaller squares inside)? I've always had that on Slackware machines, but it doesn't show up enough that I ever took the time to research it.
Distribution: Slackware, Mandriva, and Fedora when I must
RienParhan and anyone else who's upgraded to Xorg 7.x: backup your /usr/X11R6 directory if it exists ("mv X11R6 X11R6old" or something like that) and then make /usr/X11R6 a symlink to wherever Xorg 7.x is installed. It goes directly into /usr by default, so if you can't find it it's probably in there, in which case you'd want to "ln -s /usr /usr/X11R6".