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Re: Linux font problem

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  • Subject: [mg31727] Re: Linux font problem
  • From: Andreas Stahel <sha at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 00:13:50 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Linux Private Site
  • References: <9u20sv$iq1$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

me <ingrammpnospam at> writes:

> SuSE Linux 7.3, Mathematica 4.1
> Right after the initial splash screen, I get a "startup warning", where all 
> of the characters in the actual warning appear as small boxes...
> If I select the one that promises to be "ok", mathematica starts, but 
> almost every character on the display is one of those little square boxes..
> I've tried adding the mathematica fonts to the /etc/XF86Config file, like 
> this:
>  FontPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
>   FontPath      "/usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/X/"
>   FontPath      "/usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1/"
>   FontPath      "/usr/local/mathematica/SystemFiles/Fonts/AFM/"
>   ModulePath    "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
> and it doesn't help... 

xset fp+ /local/mathematica41/SystemFiles/Fonts/Type1
xset fp+ /local/mathematica41/SystemFiles/Fonts/X
xset fp rehash
it might work


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