On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 14:03, Mark Edwards wrote: > On Monday, February 3, 2003, at 09:24 AM, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote: > > > On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 03:16, Mark Edwards wrote: > >> Well, the directions claim its simple, but try as I might, I can't get > >> font anti-aliasing to save my life! I've tried following the gdkxft > >> README, but I still can't make gdkxft do anything useful. > >> > >> Is there some trick to getting it working with gdm? Should I have an > >> Xsession.d or an xinitrc.d directory somewhere (creating them in > >> /etc/X11 doesn't do squat). > > > > You will need to move the gdm startup out of /etc/ttys, and create a > > /usr/X11R6/etc/rc.d script for it. In that script, set the LD_PRELOAD > > (I think that's what gdkxft requires) variable, and you should be good > > to go. > > > > Joe > > Can you point me to a description of how to do this? All the > documentation I've found describes starting gdm from /etc/ttys, and I'm > not exactly sure how to translate that over to an rc.d script.
You can use the script distributed by x11/gdm2 as an example. > > Also, will setting LD_PRELOAD this way affect gnome after login, or > will it just affect gdm? I know gdm2 will not pass LD_ variables to the GNOME session unless you tell it to specifically. gdm does not appear to have these same options. > > I tried setting LD_PRELOAD by hand in a term window after logging in, > and then launching a gnome app like mozilla, and I still didn't see > anti-aliased text. Does this indicate further problems? I have no idea. I've never used gdkxft. However, if you read the gdkxft webpage, you'll see there's a Mozilla patch for it: http://gdkxft.sourceforge.net/gdkxft-mozilla.html Did you apply this patch? If you have further problems, I recommend checking out: http://gdkxft.sourceforge.net/README Or better yet, upgrade to GNOME 2 which has anti-aliased support built in (note, so does Mozilla now). Joe > > Thanks for you help! > > -- > Mark Edwards > San Francisco, CA -- PGP Key : http://www.marcuscom.com/pgp.asc
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