KDE font woes
I have a very puzzling problem. I've been fiddling with fonts and KDE all
night, but been unable to make them work when I'm using KDE, logged in as my
When I log in as root and run kcontrol, everything is pretty. Fonts work and
life seems good. When I run kcontrol, or kmail, as my user, though, only a
very small set of [crappy] fonts appear in any of the KDE font choosing
I'm running an unstable updated tonight. I have tried using X's (4.2.1)
native font handling, or whatever it's called - specifying font paths through
the XF86Config-4 file. That mostly worked, but the fonts looked like crap -
quite jagged. So, I put on xfs-xtt, told X to use that, and now my fonts
look great in all applications that aren't KDE-based.
What's the deal here? Why do fonts look fine when I'm root, but not a user?
I don't use the KDE desktop (or any desktop environment, for that matter) and
have no desire to. Will KDE just not play nicely with non-KDE font systems?