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Re: 'Applications -> Preferences -> Font' not working.



Hm...  'libmetacity' does not seem to exist on my system.

Tux:~# apt-get remove metacity
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package metacity is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
......
Tux:~# cd /
Tux:/# find -name  libmetacity-private.so.0 -print
find: ./proc/3746/task: No such file or directory
find: ./proc/4633/task: No such file or directory
Tux:/#
Adam Bogacki,
afb@paradise.net.nz

Michael Banck wrote:
On Wed, May 19, 2004 at 08:10:25PM +1200, Adam Bogacki wrote:
  
When I click 'Applications->Desktop Preferences->Font' on the top left 
of the top panel a small square appears on the bottom left of the
bottom panel saying

'Aa Starting Font'

... sits there for a while ... then disappears. Previously a font config 
panel would open up in the center of the screen allowing me to adjust
font size and/or select another font.
    

Try running gnome-font-properties in a GNOME terminal and see whether
you get some error messages you can relate to us.
 
  
The same occurs for 'Applications->Desktop Preferences->Themes' and
'Applications->Desktop Preferences-> Sound'. The last is not so
important since the ALSA sound modules in 2.6.5 kicked in.
    

That would be gnome-theme-manager and gnome-sound-properties.
 
  
I recently did a number of 'apt-get dist-upgrade --fix-missing" [...]
        
Were any packages inadvertently removed by the "apt-get dist-upgrade"?

      
Not that I am aware of.

    
Was there a reason you were performing the dist-upgrade?

      
I had upgraded to kernel 2.6.5 but on second dist-upgrade I could not
get past a 'Kernel Panic'. I got past this via mkinitrd and tried to fix
any problems via 'apt-get dist-upgrade --fix-missing'.
    

You should not run dist-upgrade in general, that can lead to bad
effects. Run apt-get upgrade all the time and if packages are being kept
back, run apt-get dist-upgrade afterwards and have a close look at what
APT wants to do.

What Debian distribution are you running anyway? testing?


Michael

  


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