Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 10-12-2003, 04:23 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Oct 2003
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Ruined my font-system?

i played somewhat around with the X Font Servers xfs and xfstt to get some nice fonts working, but now this is quite broken . I can't start any GTK apps anymore as a normal user! When i log in as root, i can start them again. The app(s) say:
** (xchat:1031): WARNING **: Cannot open font file for font Bitstream Vera Sans 12

** (xchat:1031): WARNING **: Cannot open fallback font, nothing to do

strace says
open("/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType/Vera.ttf", O_RDONLY) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
This path symlinks to /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-bitstream-vera/Vera.ttf

But the permissions are correct, they are set to 644 for all the font files. When i change them to 666 it works again, but this can't be the right way to fix this (644 is always default for this files).
The fonts section of my XF86Config-4 looks like this:
FontPath "unix/:7101"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

xfs and xfstt are running. My system is a debian one (or better said a knoppix one installed on hard disk). Anyone has an idea what's going wrong here?!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changin the system font zeppelin Linux - Newbie 2 09-04-2004 08:23 PM
installing a font in system ty263 Red Hat 1 09-03-2004 05:10 PM
How do you change the system font? Sonek Mandriva 4 08-09-2004 08:04 PM
System terminal font...which font is it? Dabria Linux - Software 1 06-30-2004 12:20 PM
up2date ruined my system philF Fedora 15 06-11-2004 10:38 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration