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Old 08-04-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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LE2006 Beta - Deleted all fonts! Won't boot!


I installed Mandriva LE2006 Beta 1 the other day and was very impressed. For a first beta it seems very stable so far...

Anyway.. I thought I would fine tune it by installing some of the core fonts from my Windows XP installation (on same PC, dual boot) but somehow managed to delete ALL or nearly all my fonts from the system (at least from /usr/local/share/fonts but possibly from other locations) and so now X windows will not boot. :-( I was using the TTF Font Installer in the Mandriva control panel at the time.

I either have to reinstall (which I'd rather not have to do if poss) or get a fresh copy of the fonts from somewhere and install them from the command line.

Can I just re-install the necessary RPMs from the source CDs? If so, what RPMs do I need to reinstall?

Alternatively, could a kind Mandriva LE2006 user archive their /usr/local/share/fonts directory and email it to me? Along with any other critical font directories needed by X Windows / KDE if there are any?

Cheers!
 
Old 08-04-2005, 04:36 PM   #2
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Well I can email them to you when I get home, if it's not gigantic. If it wont boot you could run a live CD and then put the fonts back in. Oh but I have 2005LE, but I would think the fonts should still work right?

On a side note are things actually changed in 2006 vs just being 10.2 being called 2005? Instead of package names containing mkd is it something like mdv or mda? Just curious, anything else different?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 08:11 AM   #3
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Thank you for offering to email the fonts to me, but in the end I opted to do a reinstall as I decided to alter my partitions too (and I was too eager to get it up and running again!).

All is working again now. :-)

I imagine the fonts in 2005LE would be the same as 2006LE or at least enough to run KDE ok, but I don't have access to 2005LE to check.

This is the first Mandrake install I have used (although used a fair few other distros in my time) so I can't really comment on the differences between this and other versions, but indeed the packages are still MDK named and appear to be the same format as previous versions.

My main reason for going for 2006LE was because it uses KDE 3.4 by default which I think is really nice. Was using Fedora Core 4 before but it really didn't like a couple of things about my laptop. Mandriva seems to have configured everything out of the box... with only a little tweaking needed for my US Robotics 5410 wlan card. Oh, and what seems to be a bug (I will look into this) during the install meant it would refuse to mount my Windows partitions so I had to leave that out and set it up once installation had finished.

Without experience of 2005LE I don't know what the major differences are between that and 2006LE, but I generally get the impression it is 2005LE with a bit of polishing, latest versions of some of the major packages such as KDE, libstdc++, etc, and it also seems to be setup to make life with wireless networking a lot easier.

Thanks again for offering to send me the fonts, if I hadn't had the install CDs to hand, it would have been a life saver!
 
Old 08-05-2005, 08:34 AM   #4
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Well, I usually don't try out Betas.

Moreover, if only KDE 3.4 was the reason for installing LE 2006, you could have just upgraded your existing Mandriva version.(If you had one)
There are RPMs built for Mandriva at ftp.kde.org so wouldn't be a problem as such....

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Old 08-05-2005, 09:03 AM   #5
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Hi Duff,

This isn't on a production machine, so not too worried about the beta status. But... after saying that, I do use this machine quite a bit for testing and general playing so I do want it to be stable. Have you upgraded 2005LE to KDE 3.4 before? And if so, how did it go? Any major problems as such? Also, any idea what the wireless support in 2005LE is like? It is really very good out of the box with 2006LE and was one of the main reasons for me installing it, but if 2005 is also good, I might give that a go.

P.S. - You rock! Although not a major fan of the later stuff, Appetite for Destruction was my fav album for ages. Wow, I can't believe I just replied to one of my bass playing idols from childhood in a Linux forum! :-p
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:22 AM   #6
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LOL

NO. I am not duffmckagan for real!
But does the ID make you think so? Well, I am gonna change it! (If it is copyrighted LOL)

I am a fan of GNR and especially him, so I have "stolen" his name.


But I wish you really will talk to Duff one day for real!


 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:42 AM   #7
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I may change my name to Axl Rose or Slash... we could start a band! Gunzip and Reiser's???

Or... maybe I should just get back to work, lol.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:48 AM   #8
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LOL..........
 
Old 05-25-2006, 12:34 PM   #9
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I have the exact same problem: I deleted two fonts! and now the X-server will not start. Does anyone know which RPM I need to reinstall to get my X-server up and running??? Any help is greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-25-2006, 03:37 PM   #10
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There are some packages that in names contains word font,try them.There are something like:75 dpi fonts,or 100 dpi fonts.
Or install without chousing any new packages and without formatting root directory.

Last edited by eka; 05-26-2006 at 08:06 AM.
 
  


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