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Old 07-10-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
matlocktm
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Question Installing .ttf files via Mozilla for use in SuSE 9.1


Hello,

I am very new to Linux, attempting to download truetype fonts (although they are first .zip files).

I located the correct directory (file:/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype) in which to download, however, I am receiving the following error message:

Cannot create file. Directory usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype is not writable.

If my only problem is making the above-mentioned directory writable, can some kind person point me to information on how to do this? Or, alternately, if someone can provide the solution, even better.

Thank you,

Tina

 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:03 AM   #2
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you'll have to do it as the root user, download to your home directory and then unpack. then open filemanager(super user mode) and copy/paste to the directory
 
Old 07-10-2004, 11:57 AM   #3
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Hi rshaw,

Thanks for the solution. I logged in as root, created a folder in usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype named unpacked_fonts to avoid confusion (as I am easily confused), and downloaded a .zip file containing the desired .ttf file to that newly created folder.

Afterwards, I simply opened the .zip file and saved the .ttf file to the location usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype.

The font I downloaded now appears in OOo under the root login, and under my user account logins as well. Haven't checked The GIMP yet.

Thanks again for your advice. Linux and the Linux community are great. Hopefully, someday I'll be knowledgeable enough to answer questions, too.

Best regards,

Tina

 
  


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