[gobolinux-users] KDM problem solved; a couple of other issues, maybe...
travisgevans at cox.net
Tue Dec 26 13:26:32 UTC 2006
On Monday 25 December 2006 10:54, Andy Feldman wrote:
> Very strange: I have that line in my kdmrc, and no Xorg 6.8.2, but I
> never experienced the same problem as you. Maybe someone else can
> shed light on why, but I'm glad you got it fixed.
I think I started with a fresh copy of KDE 3.5.5 and made just that one
change to make sure it wasn't something else I did that fixed it, and
that indeed seemed to be the problem for me. Then again, I had
accidentally issued a command earlier to permanently copy part of the
KDE 3.5.3 directory structure to KDE 3.5.5, but I had a backup copy of
3.5.5 which I didn't mess up [at least I don't *think* I did... ;-)].
It kind of makes sense to me, because KDM would just sit there and not
even make it to starting X... which I suppose would happen if it
couldn't find the X executable.
> > I discovered now, though, that GIMP is really broken... there are
> > no fonts at all; ALL characters in the UI display as rectangles.
> Step 1: try Krita instead and see if it meets your needs :-). Since
> you run KDE, I'm assuming you'd prefer a KDE-based advanced image
> editor anyway, to match your look and feel. It's a bit slow, but gets
> the job done for me. Krita is part of the Koffice package.
That's okay; I fixed it now. I found an available upgrade for Gimp,
applied it, and it was fixed--maybe it was a dependency issue of some
sort. Why didn't I think of that earlier? I had already fixed two or
three other packages by upgrading some component [although it could be
argued that that was also what broke things in the first place :-) ].
> Yup. In addition to setting the fonts like I mentioned in an earlier
> email, you may have to go into Edit > Preferences > Content >
> Fonts&Colors-Section, click "Advanced...", and uncheck the box that
> allows web pages to set their own fonts.
I usually don't mind if web pages occasionally opt for non-anti-aliased
fonts--fortunately the majority of web pages I come across don't. I've
always had this issue on SUSE, too. In cases where the jagged fonts
really bother me, I usually have the Prefbar extension installed so I
can toggle the "allow web pages to use other fonts" option quickly
without having to fumble around with Edit > Preferences.
I think all that's left for right now (unless something else breaks) is
do some Googling on how to configure GTK+'s appearance, try configuring
a few miscellaneous aspects of the system, and then try installing more
software packages (I expect that last part to take quite a while since
I'll probably have to compile most of them from sources (and hope I
don't run into any build errors, which tend to happen a bit more often
than I'd like thanks to Murphey's Law--although thankfully the majority
of them turn out having quick and easy solutions)).
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