[kde-linux] KDE Font Installer

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jun 5 01:04:56 BST 2003

liste at hgfelger.de wrote:
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> Salut James,
> On Sun, 1 Jun 2003, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>>KFontInst is seriously broken.
>>It removes directories for bit mapped fonts (including fonts installed
>>by KDE) from the: "/etc/fonts/fonts.conf" file.
>>This is a serious bug which has been reported.  Please add your
>>comments and vote for it.
> this sound verry simmilar to what had hit me. But restoring
> /etc/fonts/fonts.conf from xf86tools-0.1-539.rpm (which is part of XFree86
> 4.3), did not cure my pain.
> Does somebody know, what is smashed too by this KFontInst?
> I did downgrade KDE from 3.1.2 to 3.1.1 and also reinstalled xf86-4.3, but
> it seems to be a configuration thing, that prevents me from seeing all my
> bitmapped fonts...

The original file should have these three directories listed:


If that doesn't fix it, run [as root]: "fc-cache -v" and see what it 
says about the directories you have problems with.


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