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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:58 pm    Post subject: Xfree 4.3.0 & unreadable fonts in kde Reply with quote

I just upgraded to XFree 4.3.0, updated all the config files and restarted X. kde starts as normal but all fonts are so small, that they are shown as a line or it's even impossible to seem them. That means, I have no chance to change anything in the kontrolcenter (do you now how big the windows are if there are no fonts to specify the size.....)

Can anybody tell me how to get my fonts back in kde 3.1 ?

BTW: Mozilla works fine. The fonts aren't anti-aliased but at least they are visible. An other odd thing: I thought the mouse cursor will change. I still have the old black one.
X --version gives me 4.3.0
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have the same problem, some fonts aren't rendering correct, e.g. helvetica or times. They have no antialiasing. In 4.2.1 everything was ok with this fonts. Anybody an idead about that?

(You have to change your mousecursor in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/icons/default/index.theme)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:56 am    Post subject: depth Reply with quote

Hi,
I found out, that everything works, if I choose a color depth of 8 in my XF86Config. Of course the fonts aren't antialiased but they are there. As soon as I return to a Depth of 24 the fonts are gone away.

Anybody know what this could be?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2003 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got exactly the same problem, emerge qt again helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this problem too :/
Remerging qt (3.1.1-r2) didnt help, neither fontconfig, freetype and xft
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please give us more information about your specific setup ie-video card, etc.

I have Xfree 4.3.0 and KDE 3.1 on my computer and I dont have any font problems. (Nvidia vidcard).

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please also have a look here and here

I use Xfree-4.3.0, Qt-3.1.1-r2, KDE-3.1 with a Voodoo3 (but this shouldnt matter, it worked before)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any clues in XFree86.log ? If Moz works and K* apps don't, sounds like it might be a DPI problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing to see in Xfree86.log :(
Mozilla renders fonts correctly, only KDE seems to have problems with eg Helvetica and Times which are only displayed as little boxes. Quite annoying as Helvetica is default for editors...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: I fixed it Reply with quote

I did not have this problem with xfree 4.3 and kde 3.1. I have an up to date system, but I mistyped an emerge and it downgraded my fontconfig from 2.1-r1 to 2.1, then the problem appeared. Not only was I getting boxes instead of helvetica, I couldn't even run mozilla unless I deleted my entire .mozilla directory. I re-emerge fontconfig "ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" emerge fontconfig" and then restarted X and everything is back to fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just emerged Xfree86 4.3 and have the same problems as you guys. I have tried to reemerge xft, freetype, and fontconfig, to no avail. Anybody found a solution to this problem?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well There is usually a reason ebuilds are masked.. and Xfree 4.3.0 definitely still is...

I for one am going to wait until its unmasked... It will probably be stable then...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:D An re-emerge of qt, or actually an upgrade from qt 3.1.0-r1 to 3.1.0-r3, fixed my problems :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zarathustra[H] wrote:
Well There is usually a reason ebuilds are masked.. and Xfree 4.3.0 definitely still is...

I for one am going to wait until its unmasked... It will probably be stable then...


Ok, here's my experience. I use ARCH=~x86 and have only today managed to check out
how my machine (@home) is doing after an update to X 4.3. I have absolutely no problems
with fonts, or stability (use NVidia drivers) and my machine shows no updates to fontconfig
or freetype. I use kde cvs and the qt and kdelibs/kdebase builds are a few days old (couple of
weeks maybe). So I think if you _don't_ want font problems, go get ARCH=~x86 :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CrimsonScythe:
I tried emerging qt-3.1.1-r2, it didnt help :/
Will try 3.1.0-r3 again now... :(
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 5:46 pm    Post subject: confirmation: Times, Helvetica not anti-aliased Reply with quote

After merging XFree86 4.3.0, Type1 fonts like Times and Helvetica are not anti-aliased. I'm not certain how this works, my impression was that these fonts were aliased to TT fonts Times New Roman and Arial (usually). This worked with the latest stable XFree86, but is not working with XFree86 4.3.0.

I've re-merged all the usual suspect packages to no avail.

With the exception of this minor aesthetic flaw, XFree86 4.3.0 is great, and seems much more stable on my nvidia TNT (using nvidia-kernel 1.0.4191-r1).
I even like the redglass cursor theme, although I'd prefer green. :)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:05 pm    Post subject: Solution to XFree86 4.3.0 ugly Times, Helvetica, etc. fonts Reply with quote

The advice listed in this node fixed the problem for me:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=35332&highlight=helvetica

It was bitmapped fonts, not Type1 fonts that were the problem. fontconfig recursively searches the directories defined in the /etc/fonts/fonts.conf <dir> element and processes all the fonts it finds. Pruning the directory specifications to include only the desired fonts' directories seems to be the answer.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2003 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, seem to be different problems in here...
Mine is: Helvetica, Times and others are NOT THERE, there are boxes instead of characters...
I'll post the solution here, once i got it
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:41 pm    Post subject: wondering if you found a solution Reply with quote

just wondering if you found a solution. i see a lot of people saying to emerge qt again. hmm
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