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Old 02-03-2004, 12:37 PM   #1
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*beats deadhorse* BIG fonts in KDE

I have exhausted the limits of my knowledge and have searched everywhere on the web for days. Can anyone tell me how to start from scratch with fonts in KDE?

I have a pretty solid LFS system built, full audio/video/network functionality and I am just happy as a clam. The only issue is that SOME fonts show up HUGE. I have tried moving things around in XF86Config, I have edited the ope/kde/share/config/kdm/Xservers file to reflect -75dpi, I have even removed certain fonts thinking they were causing the problem.

For instance, I installed GAIM with basically default options (with a --prefix=/usr/local option) and when I fire it up the fonts are literally 2 inches high and NO modification to the fonts in GAIM will change that.

Any ideas? Anyone see this behavior or have a hint?

I just don't even know where to look now.

Hmmm, I am using fluxserver as my base also. I just thought of that.

Ok, start talking people.

Old 02-04-2004, 04:35 PM   #2
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I don't really think of this as an LFS issue, so I'm going to move it to Linux - General.

I'd say look at the Gnome Control Center to see if you can adjust the fonts in there (GAIM is a Gnome/GTK application, not based anything on KDE's configurations).

Old 02-04-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will check that out if it happens again. I figured if I couldn't answer the question myself then I didn't learn as much as I set out to.

rm -rf /opt/kde*

rm -rf /opt/gnome*

rm -rf /usr/X*

rm -rf ~/.[xXkg]*

and started over.

Thank you though.
Old 02-05-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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Strange, the problem is now fixed. I hve reinstalled a new window manager -- sawfish -- and reinstalled KDE AND reinstalled XFree86.

This didn't fix the problem.

So I sat here and dorked with every single line of the XF86Config file.


Right here was the error, look at the line commented out.

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Avitron"
# DisplaySize 143 108
HorizSync 30.0 - 110.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0

I commented that out and all fonts returned to normal. I have no answers as I am not entirely sure what that means now. I thought it was the MMxMM dimension of your viewable area but it seems I may be wrong.

Anyhow that fixed it, thanks for poking in guys



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