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Old 05-08-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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"make xconfig" - fonts are Squares!

As the title suggests, the graphical kernel configuration (make xconfig) displays only the little "squares" (For instance, visiting a Chinese site without Chinese text support installed would render a similar scenario)

How can I fix this? Can I tell xconfig to use a specific font or something?

I'm in GNOME.


Eh, I can just use "make menuconfig" no biggie :P

Last edited by Kujila; 05-09-2004 at 12:52 AM.
Old 05-10-2004, 04:58 PM   #2
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I had the same problem with Mandrake 10.0 Community, but got it sorted after doing a bit of digging on Google.

Run 'qtconfig'and choose the 'fonts' tab, then either choose a different font in the default section, or turn off the Anti-Aliasing by clearing the two checkboxes at the bottom of the tab. 'make xconfig' should run ok afterwards.

Hope that helps :-)

Old 05-24-2004, 04:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the post, Nafan! I was having the same problem and qconfig fixed it for me.



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