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Old 06-18-2003, 05:04 AM   #1
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Unhappy 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..
Old 06-18-2003, 06:17 AM   #2
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have you tried logging out and back in instead of rebooting?
Old 06-18-2003, 06:34 AM   #3
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about logging out..

Speaking about TTF? of course I tried logging out..
as of TeX, I didn't try that, I was trying to generate a pdf from latex template in PHP.. maybe I should have tried restarting apache (but I don't see why this Should help)..

But you know, now that you mentioned logging out.. Once again I tried changing main_memory in texfm.cnf and interestingly it seems to react just as one would expect.. on my computer. On server (that I cannot restart i-)) the problem remains the same..

Geez, I'm beginning to lose faith i-)
Anyway, is it problem with slackware, tex.. me? Can anybody tell?


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