Bug#410333: font problems in start-up screen and kdm-started window managers
After a fresh install of etch (testing/frozen) including
kde and wmaker, managed by kdm, the startup screen of kdm
comes with oversized fonts, spilling over the central window
and the space between the symbols at the bottom.
/usr/share/doc/kdm/README.Debian mentions /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc, but
attempts to modify the font settings in /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc
turned out to have no effect, and it remains unexplained whether
anything could be done in /etc/defaults/kde.d.
Btw, it would be nice if the comments in /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc
were relevant to the Debian installation - they seem not! - or
if at least the beginning of the file would point one to the right place.
I also installed wmaker, gnome and twm. (These show up in the kdm menu
twice, once in lower case and once capitalized, btw.)
Fonts in wmaker seems to get overridden by kdm, because
all the fonts are different when started through kdm rather than
directly. This also affects applications: e.g., iceape and iceweasel
have oversized bold sans serif fonts all over the place (in "File Edit
..." all the toolbars), both in wmaker and also when run in kde (but
not when started by startx instead of kdm).
Gnome on the other hand was not affected, even when started by kde.
(I could not test twm, because the Debian menu was empty and the
only thing I could do with twm was to exit...)
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0 testing/frozen, fresh install from etch-KDE CD + net
ii kde 47 the K Desktop Environment official modules
ii wmaker 0.92.0-6.1 NeXTSTEP-like window manager for X
ii gnome-desktop- 188.8.131.52 The GNOME Desktop Environment
ii twm 1.0.1-4 Tab window manager
ii iceape 1.0.7-3 The Iceape Internet Suite