Request for FAQs

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Sep 3 04:50:37 BST 2004

Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> If you can't think of a question, take a look at
> , under
> the heading 'FAQ', where there are some questions looking for answers.
> If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to ask.

I think that a few of the listed items really need a mini howto and KDM needs an 
actual howto.

There is also a need for a howto on fonts setup for KDE.

The problem I would have in writing some of these is that I would be telling 
users how to correctly set things up (for Linux) as opposed to the way that the 
stock KDE install from source does it.  I don't know if this is acceptable.

There is one that I would suggest:

Q.  Why can't Konsole find the "9x15" and the 2 "console" bit map fonts 
installed with KDE.

A.  FontConfig must find the three fonts installed in: "$KDEDIR/share/fonts". 
If the KDE install does not install these fonts in a directory that already 
exists (e.g. /usr/share/fonts) then you must add this directory to the 
configuration file: "/etc/fonts/local.conf".  This should be the first thing 
after: "<fontconfig>".  For example:




After adding the directory, run [as root]:

	fc-cache -v

and check that it found the directory.


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