> From: Jim Clark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Gimp-user] Perennially confusing font problems
> Hate to ask it, as it has been discussed many times and there are many
> web pages on it, but I can't get it to work.
> RedHat 7.2 using GIMP 1.2.3
> I have some additional fonts I'm trying to install. I have added the
> path to this directory to my /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fs/config file by just
> adding the directory with a comma to the list.

Red Hat 7.2 uses XFree86 4.1, I believe.  This combination now uses
the X font server - xfs - instead of handling fonts internally as it did
in previous versions of the XFree86 server.  So when you make changes to the
fs/config file you need to restart the font server:

   /etc/rc.d/init.d/xfs restart

You should be able to do this without restarting your X session.

One quick way to check if you're already using the font server (aside from
checking for it with the ps command) is to query the X server:

   xset q

If you see something like this in the output:

Font Path:
  unix/:7100, ...

then you're using the font server.  That unix/:7100 is the port the X server
is using to talk to a font server.

> While on the topic of fonts, there seem to be many redundancies and many
> more not too worthwhile. Other than today's action, I have the standard
> RH install. Are there any of these directories I can comment out to
> reduce the clutter?

The 100dpi stuff is unnecessary.  Its just a duplicate of the 75dpi stuff but
for a different resolution.  Your monitor is likely at (or near) 75dpi, so
you don't need the 100dpi directory.  I don't know about any others that
might be duplicates.

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