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Old 12-26-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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X11 issues: fonts, x11-common

Hi All,

I'm running Debian squeeze and got two issues with X11 I would appreciate help with:

1. I've installed a font called ttf-bitstream-vera:
apt-get install ttf-bitstream-vera
I then ran the fc-update to the update the font cache.
fc-cache -fv
Now, fc-list lists the new font:
fc-list|grep Vera
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Bold
Bitstream Vera Sans:style=Oblique
Bitstream Vera Sans:style=Roman
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Oblique
Bitstream Vera Sans:style=Bold
Bitstream Vera Serif:style=Roman
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Bold Oblique
Bitstream Vera Sans:style=Bold Oblique
Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Roman
Bitstream Vera Serif:style=Bold
but they don't show up in xlsfonts or xfontsel and some applications aren't aware of them (like Nedit). What's the problem here?.

2. The x11-common script in /etc/init.d isn't doing anything besides printing the usage message.
/etc/init.d/x11-common restart
does nothing. Isn't this supposed to restart the X11 server?.

Seasons' greetings,
Old 12-27-2010, 01:50 PM   #2
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A three fingered salute sure restarts an X server. You may just need root privileges.
As for the fonts, there may have to be updates to fonts.dir & fonts.scale in the directories the fonts were installed in to add them.
Old 12-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying.

A three fingered salute sure restarts an X server.
Presumably you refer to ctrl-alt-backspace? I'm interested in restarting from the CL.

For the font problem:


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