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jagguy 06-25-2007 06:06 AM

better desktop
 
q)I installed http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfec...top_fedora7_p5
to get windows type fonts because my eyes prefer it.

I do the instructions and at the end i do

/etc/init.d/xfs restart

What does this do and my fonts look no different. On my KDE where do i change the screen fonts ?

q)i do the realplayer install as on that website as well, but when i click on it in multimedia nothing happens?

b0uncer 06-25-2007 08:14 AM

a) xfs is some service that deals with fonts I guess (because they ask you to restart it after installing the fonts, to get the thing 'recognize' the new fonts). I think it's distribution-specific whether that service is used or not, but rebooting does the thing anyways (don't reboot, though, it's not needed). Restarting X is a good idea too, if you install fonts or do other stuff that is related to X. If your fonts don't change, it's because you only installed the font package (so the fonts are available), but your system is still configured to use other fonts. I don't recommend using "Windows fonts" on your system, but it's your eyes not mine :) head to the KDE Control Center, found in your menus (administration or something), and crawl trough. The fonts for KDE desktop environment are configured there; for console fonts you'll need to alter some other config files, maybe /etc/environment. Console and KDE are two different things, so you'll need to configure them differently.

a) the program seems not to start. Launch a terminal emulator to get a command line, then launch realplayer from there. If it doesn't start off the menu entry, it's probably not going to start from here either, but at least you'll get some error messages and information this way. They should shed some light on why the program is not starting. Personally I hate RealPlayer, and luckily never need to use it, but I remember actually installing and using it once; therefore it shouldn't be anything big in this case. Launch realplayer from command line (type "realplayer" without quotes and hit ENTER, or if that's not the valid executable, try typing "real" or "Real" and pressing TAB twice to see what's available).

jagguy 06-25-2007 07:30 PM

q)with the fonts i found a fonts section where you set the fonts eg general,headings .... Wy can't i just set these?

By changing the file as you said I might need more explanation on this as i am still a bit of a newbie. I just don't know what to type exactly and what it means.


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