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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 10:20 am    Post subject: Font Issues in GNOME2 Reply with quote

Hi, I recently installed gnome2, and I have several problems:

1) Under gtk2/gnome2 programs, I can't select all the fonts I have installed/configured. I installed lots of TrueType fonts from my windows partition, I could see them un gnome 1.4. update: It seems this problem is related with pango. It seems I can only see fonts listed in /etc/pango/pangox.aliases. Is there any automated way of populating that file?

2) The control panel is missing. I emerged it for gnome2, but there are very few options.

3) Old gtk programs (eg. evolution), can't launch attachments, or open links in mozilla.

4) more to come, when I fix that 3 ;->

Greetings...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 11:02 am    Post subject: Re: Font Issues in GNOME2 Reply with quote

Bandit2 wrote:

1) Under gtk2/gnome2 programs, I can't select all the fonts I have installed/configured. I installed lots of TrueType fonts from my windows partition, I could see them un gnome 1.4. update: It seems this problem is related with pango. It seems I can only see fonts listed in /etc/pango/pangox.aliases. Is there any automated way of populating that file?


I'm having the same problem.. I don't know if it's pango related though :(
Anyone who found a solution for this?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2002 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure you could get an answer right quick if you pop in #gentoo on irc.openprojects.net.

Be a good idea if you posted the answer though :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fonts issue:
try running gnome-font-install

control-center:
thats design, less "bloat" and confusion for users, a simpler smoother desktop that integrates harder.

launching... not sure, sorry.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 6:36 am    Post subject: Might help... Reply with quote

I've been using gdkxft for a while, before gtk offered anti-aliasing support. This might be your prob:

In your /etc/X11/XftConfig file, you have to tell X what fonts to offer anti-aliased. When something uses anti-aliasing (Gnome2), it only knows these fonts. I'd make sure what you have in there is what you need. It came set up properly when I emerged everything, so I'm not sure if that's it, but it sounds like it.

Hope it helps.

Oh, and if you're looking for very pretty fonts, try adding "match edit rgba = rgb;". Use Xmag and look at the difference. Especially if you've got an LCD.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spider wrote:
fonts issue:
try running gnome-font-install

control-center:
thats design, less "bloat" and confusion for users, a simpler smoother desktop that integrates harder.

launching... not sure, sorry.


Hi, I did an strace of gnome-font-install and now I know why it didn't detect all my fonts. It has hardcoded paths for where to look for fonts, and i had installed them in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local :)

thanks for all your help

About control-center, yeah, it's prettier, but I still prefer old style, with many options :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

launching your apps, here is the solution:

For the gnome 1.4 libs, start gnomecc, then selcet Document handlers, URL Handlers and set for the default protocol:
Code:

gnome-moz-remote --newwin "%s"

or whatever app you want to start.

For the gnome 2.0 libs: start gnome-control-center, >Advanced, > File types and programs and select your preferred app for each mime type.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 3:21 am    Post subject: gnome-font-install Reply with quote

gnome-font-install

i dont seem to have that on my system, i emerged gnome already, is it in an optional package?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I edited /etc/fonts/fonts.conf and added my truetype directories. Worked fine from there. There's a post about that somewhere here.

/me forgot where
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