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Old 08-09-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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KDE fonts are only squares

hi all
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.

any ideas?

i'm running Gentoo.
Old 10-24-2006, 03:17 AM   #2
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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!
Old 11-01-2006, 11:29 AM   #3
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I have exactly the same problem, I'm using slackware and just upgraded to Xorg 7.1
Any ideas how to solve this??
Old 11-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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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.
Old 11-01-2006, 06:04 PM   #5
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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".
Old 11-02-2006, 08:13 AM   #6
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Thanks, it worked partially...
I also had to install fontconfig, and I editted /etc/fonts/fonts.conf
then I ran fc-cache and started X, now the fonts are back,
thanks for the hints.


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