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

On Tue, 2004-05-25 at 23:13 +1200, Adam Bogacki wrote:
> Matt Brubeck wrote:
> I installed 'metacity' to see if it would change anything, but no.
> I still can't access
> Application -> Preferences -> [Fonts or Themes]
> It's frustrating after updating and upgrading kernel and Gnome.
> Adam.
> afb@paradise.net.nz
> >Adam Bogacki wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Tux:~# gnome-font-properties

did you try:

which gnome-font-properties

(as non-root) to see if you have other binaries somewhere else?

did you try:

strace gnome-font-properties

to see other debugging (juicy) information?

did you try:

$> ls -l /usr/lib/libmetacity-private.so.0
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           28 2004-05-16
00:45 /usr/lib/libmetacity-private.so.0 -> libmetacity-private.so.0.0.0
$> ls -l /usr/lib/libmetacity-private.so.0.0.0
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         149K 2004-05-15
19:22 /usr/lib/libmetacity-private.so.0.0.0

to make sure that those libraries are actually there?

did you try:

$> ldd /usr/bin/gnome-font-properties | grep metacity
        libmetacity-private.so.0 => /usr/lib/libmetacity-private.so.0

to see if the library is pointing to where it should, and it's found?

Last but not least, make sure that you check:

$>cat /etc/ld.so.conf 


I ran out of possible things to try. I hope that helps. 

Luis M
System Administrator/Web Developer


"We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you
work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on" -- Steve Jobs
in an interview for MacWorld Magazine 2004-Feb


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