Recent KDE 3.1.4 install from source on RH9 system.

Dan Delgado steelwindenterprises at
Mon Oct 6 01:12:06 BST 2003

Any help from anyone who has installed KDE 3.1.4 on a
RH9 system and gotten it to 'look similarly' would be
>rockin'< :)

OK - I looked in various scripts and saw mention of
font directories in startkde (both orig and new -
/usr/bin/startkde & /usr/local/bin/startkde)

I tracked the loc generated in the orig
/usr/bin/startkde (/usr/share/fonts) and copied it to
the existing /usr/local/kde/share/fonts directory
(saving the old) In effect, combining the 2.

Now I have more font choices in Control panel inc some
of the ones that were missing. Sans 10 is still not
there and now there must be a closer match because the
new 'std' fonts are small like my stock install KDE s
but seem to be less sharp. I set AA on like in the
stock system but it is the same prob. I am assuming
once I track the Sans down I should be ok...

Lastly, the fonts I moved still refer to embedded locs
of /usr/share etc, not a prob cos I left the old one -
once I want to make this install 'independent' I will
need to start moving some things over and probably
editing the files.

--- Dan Delgado <steelwindenterprises at>
> I am new tot he list so I am not sure what info you
> will need on this. To give the overview:
> I installed RH9 from scratch. Basically installing
> all
> the KDE rpms and a bunch of Gnome-related rpms (due
> to
> being required for some of the dev apps and
> RH-supplied config-apps)
> I wanted to try out the dev builds of KDevelop3 so I
> went out and got all the sources for all but the
> international stuff. (I am in the US.)
> I built them all, tweaking various Makefile.ins when
> necessary to add some rpath stuff to LDFLAGS when on
> some bins it did not grab it from $LDFLAGS. In this
> manner I had hoped to have a KDE-alt where I could
> change the prefdm path and KDE/QT info in .profile
> and
> switch (until I was very comfortable.)
> I am right now on 3.1.4, in fact due to the change I
> found out I had not had sound setup (by default) on
> the orig 3.1.1? RH9 setup (had to change permissions
> to <sound> 660 root.users - respond if you get the
> famous cannot open /dev/dsp -> I'll give you the
> whole
> fix info)
> So that was my first prob. The second and really
> important one is that I seem to not have the 'proper
> fonts.'
> When I compare with another pc (running stock RH9) I
> see that the fonts in control center are similar in
> setup... for example in one area - Sans 10 for both.
> BUT when I pick 'choose' Sans 10 is in the STOCK KDE
> but not the new 3.1.4, so I suspect that even though
> the font is set to sans 10 the system is
> substituting
> a 'similar' font and that explains the odd "thinner
> and taller" fonts I have now.
> Any help would be GREAT. I still have the old
> KDE/Gnome stuff in the default RH9 directories and
> the
> new 3.1.4 build is in the /usr/local/kde tree.
> Perhaps
> setting some "look here" config or copying fonts
> from
> the RH install to the local one?
> ---Dan
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