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Old 02-10-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Mozilla Browser HELP


Hey guys... thanks in advance for your help...

I just installed Manrake 9.2 / KDE 3.1, and so far I like it alot.. other than one thing...

The fonts in Mozilla are CRAZY!!! I successfully installed all of my windows fonts (which was easier in Mandrake than any other distro I've used), and the work just fine with all other apps; but Mozilla is unable to be used... i can't even read it...

So I decided to try Netscape 7.1 -- I knew it was the Mozilla "engine" but now I know it IS mozilla with a bunch of extra crap I'll never use... none-the-less, fonts looked the same...

So, here is a screenshot of what browsing looks like in Mozilla/Netscape... for now I'm using Konqueror, which lacks...

Any ideas?

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Josh

http://linux.jshayden.com/screenshot1.png
 
Old 02-10-2004, 10:22 PM   #2
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is xfs (the x font server running)? i know little about mandrake other than that it's supposed to be pretty easy, so i find it difficult to believe that it isn't turned on by default... but it's worth a shot.
bash# /etc/init.d/xfs (re)start

also, since you talked about adding new fonts and i'm presuming mandrake is using xfs, this is probably required reading. hope this helps.

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Old 02-10-2004, 11:32 PM   #3
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dbkluck... thanks for the reply

my fonts work fine in every other app though.. so i'm sure xfs is running and working fine... it's JUST mozilla!!!?!?!

Thanks,
Josh
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:47 PM   #4
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I have had the same thing happen to me with Mozilla when I did an upgrade ... The installation did not put the files in the default folders... How did you install your Mozilla and Netscape? I installed Mandrake 10 beta .... Mozilla 1.6 installs only the browser, so I downloaded the full version and tied to load the mail.. This is how I discovered that the installation does not install it to the default folders.. I had even tried removing Mozilla and doing a full install and got the same results as you, light fonts etc... Working fine now with /usr/lib/mozilla-1.6 ... This might be different if you are using a different version of Mandrake ...
 
Old 02-11-2004, 12:08 AM   #5
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mandrake 9.2 comes with just konqueror.... no mozilla at all... I didn't install it there, but I guess I could try...
 
Old 02-11-2004, 05:30 AM   #6
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Josh328, the 9.2 download I had came with Mozilla 1.4... Try to install it from the MCC...
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:38 AM   #7
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This may sound weird, but I have the same problem (although on a much smaller scale, just a few words here and there), but I find that whenever I highlight the code I can't read (ie just like I am about to copy/paste the text) that it all clears up to a readable state.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:15 AM   #8
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Healing Bear...
Either way, I wan the newest version... interesting though...wonder why it didn't install.. maybe it did and it's just not in the K menu.. I'll look when i get home...

anyone have an idea how to make the fonts look normal in Mozilla 1.6 / Netscape 7.1???

thanks guys,,
JOsh
 
Old 02-11-2004, 11:01 AM   #9
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i had the same problem. i recommend downloading this:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...tk2+xft.tar.gz

firefox is a lot better than old mozilla anyway. it's a lot faster and less bloated--probably the first real contender to IE. i think your problem might have something to do with gtk vs. gtk2/xft support. i'm not sure how to fix it for mozilla 1.6 cause i didn't see anything with gtk2/xft for it.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:11 PM   #10
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i will definately give firefox a try.. thanks...
although i have to disagree with you and say that IE is about the slowest and least secure and crappiest browser i have ever used... contender? hardly... IE is out of the question.. i never even use it anymore... anyway... if anyone knows the problem with Mozilla 1.6, please let me know...

thanks for the suggestion mugatu, i'm trying it now
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:14 PM   #11
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ok.. firefox looks pretty dang good... but which file executes the program? so i can add a link to the desktop and menus! thanks..
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:27 PM   #12
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ok.. i found it...

now the only task is to install java and flash plugins.. couldn't get those to work in 1.6 either...

thanks again,
JOsh
 
Old 02-11-2004, 02:34 PM   #13
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this site has everything you need to know about installing your plugins:

Mozilla plugin support for Linux (x86)

[edit] oh yeah, and by stating that FireFox might be a contender for IE i didn't mean that IE is a decent piece of software in any way. i can't stand IE so much i haven't used it in years, in Linux or Windoze. it's just plain aweful. i was just implying that maybe FireFox will give all the people who are either too lazy to switch or didn't know there were any other options a good reason.

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Old 02-11-2004, 07:46 PM   #14
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ah.. that's what i figured about IE

as for the plugins... i installed flash and java... both are in my plugin's directory just as the website told me to do... however, anytime i go to a site containing flash or a java applet, i get the prompt to install the plugins !??!?!? any tricks that you know of ?? (otherwise i LOVE firefox so far.. i want to try it on the windows box too)

thanks,
JOsh
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:39 PM   #15
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Mugatu the firefox looks to be a good browser but no mail capabilities... here is a site that is good for plugin help...

Linux Loader

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