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Old 02-16-2003, 03:54 AM   #1
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No fonts in Gnome apps on RedHat 8


Help!

I just upgraded from RedHat 7.3 to 8.0, and I use KDE. However, RedHat has always been Gnome-centric and has several Gnome apps in its KDE menus, including some important configuration utilities. The problem is, there are no fonts displayed in Gnome apps! Just GUI widgets (toolbar buttons, windows, etc.) (KDE apps are fine.)

Everything worked fine on v7.3 before the upgrade.

Anyone have any idea of what could be wrong and how to fix it?

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Old 02-16-2003, 07:56 AM   #2
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I had this problem too, but it went away after I logged into Gnome, just once, in order to let it set up the configuration files for all the gnome apps. Then all the apps worked fine under KDE.

It could also be that KDE is trying (unsucessfully) to apply it's own settings to the gnome apps. You can turn this feature off in the Control Centre, I believe.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply - but that didn't help. All it did, predictably, was get me stuck in Gnome, with lots of pretty icons and blank tooltips, but no on-screen text. :-)

(Changing the ~/.Xclients-default text from "exec gnome-session" to "exec startkde" was the ticket back.)

My intuition tells me this is some sort of GTK+ problem.

Any other ideas?

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Old 02-17-2003, 02:05 PM   #4
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It turns out I'd compiled and installed a newer version of pango from source when trying to get the newsreader Pan to work on RedHat 7.3. So the rpm facility didn't know about it. And it was incompatible with RedHat 8's version of Gnome2.

(RedHat uses v1.1.x, while I'd installed v1.2.x.)

According to the rpm list, pango should be using config files in /etc/pango, but the my newer version's config files were in /usr/etc/pango. So the fix was to copy the older pango's config files there, telling it where to find its libraries.

(in case you wanted to know!)

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