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Old 02-05-2001, 05:48 PM   #1
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I,m new to linux (ex dos, atari and windows) I'm running Mandrake 7.2. I installed Corel Photopaint 9 (Linuxformat Disk). When I try to run it I get a message that FontTastic Font Installer is either not installed or not running. I can't seem to be able to find the ftfi program on the installation disk or in my system. Any help would be much appreciated.
Old 12-28-2002, 07:04 AM   #2
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Corel photopaint has had a problem for sometime with this (Since Corel is no longer in the linux business, my guess is that will never change)

I went looking for an answer to this question about a year and a half ago and I will share with you what I found.

During the install, the script runs in to a little snag and because of this snag, it doesn't install fonttastic fonts.

1)first thing (as root) is to remove a symbolic link: ie 'rm /etc/init.d" (this makes some people nervous but it gets replaced after a few steps)

2)Navigate to the directory that has all of the .RPMs that came with Photopaint.

3)You have to force install the RPM file named below.
rpm -i --force fonttastic-glibc-2.1-2000.

4)That step will install and start to font server

5)replace the deleted symbolic link removed in the first step. ie: cd /etc, then type: ln -s rc.d/init.d init.d

You have to log out and log back in but then you should be in business.

The program runs a little slower than it did in Windows but it does the same stuff.



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