My computer needs to be restarted for the changes to take effect?
Hi, I've been using slackware since version 7.0 and now using 9.0. Lately I've encountered two problems.
First there was this problem that I couldn't make truetype fonts work in X-win. I added paths to directories with fonts into XF86Config, XftConfig and run fc-cache a couple of times (and a few restarts), but there were no TTF. I had to add them into fonts.cache-1 file manually. Never mind that, it worked afterwards. But once in a while TTF got weirdly bold and big for no obvious reason in KDE apps. And strangely restarting X-win, logging out/in, nothing worked. Only system restart.
Well this didn't happen for quite a long time now, but alas! Yesterday I tried to pdflatex this .tex source with a long longtable but all I got was an error about tex capacity exceeded. I found in docs that I had to edit file texmf.cnf, give them more memory and then run texconfig init. I did. A couple times. Nothing. Still complaining about memory. What could I do, I divided my longtable into several tabulars. Next day, just out of curiosity, I tried the former longtable. What do you know, it worked!
So what the hell is this? Why do I have to restart my computer for TeX to reconfigure itself? What's the deal about TTF? I'm getting the feeling I'm working with windows..