Re: X and fonts
On Mon, Sep 04, 2000 at 05:17:01PM +0200, Atila Nemet wrote:
> Where and how can I set up the fonts under X? I finally managed to
> make xterm use a little bigger fonts than the usual ones, but when I
> start some other consol applications (namely the fte editor) it uses
> the default little fonts again (maybe I screwed up something :o).
> I think that I am missing the general idea about the fonts. Can
> someone help me with that?
If you're running gnome or kde, this may not apply as they have their
own way of doing things. However, most X applications use entries in
~/.Xresources to define their behaviour:
(0) /home/keeling/_ egrep -i 'rxvt|vt100' .Xresources
! rxvt uses vt100 resources, unless these over-ride them.
As well, you can use command line switches to define these things:
(0) /home/keeling/_ rxvt -fn fixed &
> And out of curiosity: what are the really necessary files
> (packages???) to run X?
Really necessary? I guess that depends on what you mean by "run X."
You don't *need* gs to run X, but I can't imagine running X without
it. Here's what I have on mine; many are certainly not necessary,
unless you want to do something other than run contributed x clients:
(0) /home/keeling/_ dpkg -l | grep X | egrep -v 'eX|XT|EX'
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
ii 9menu 1.4-8 Creates X menus from the shell.
ii gs 5.10-1 Postscript interpreter with X11 and svgalib
ii gv 3.5.8-9 A PostScript and PDF viewer for X using 3d A
ii intlfonts-europ 1.1-2 International fonts for X -- European.
ii rxvt 2.4.5-16 a VT102 emulator for the X window system
ii tk8.0 8.0.4-2 The Tk toolkit for TCL and X11 v8.0 - Run-Ti
ii xaw3dg 1.3-6.3 Adds a cute 3d to X apps using the athena wi
ii xbase-clients 220.127.116.11a-11 miscellaneous X clients
ii xcontrib 3.3.2-3 XFree contributed clients.
ii xext 18.104.22.168a-11 extensions to X servers
ii xfonts-100dpi 22.214.171.124a-11 100 dpi fonts for X servers
ii xfonts-75dpi 126.96.36.199a-11 75 dpi fonts for X servers
ii xfonts-base 188.8.131.52a-11 standard fonts for X servers
ii xfonts-scalable 184.108.40.206a-11 scalable fonts for X servers
ii xfree86-common 220.127.116.11a-11 X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure
ii xfs 18.104.22.168a-11 X font server
ii xlib6 22.214.171.124a-11 shared libraries required by libc5 X clients
ii xlib6-altdev 126.96.36.199a-11 include files and libraries for libc5 X clie
ii xlib6g 188.8.131.52a-11 shared libraries required by X clients
ii xloadimage 4.1-3 Graphics file viewer under X11
ii xlockmore 4.12-4 Lock X11 display until password is entered.
ii xmanpages 184.108.40.206a-11 manual pages for X developers
ii xpm4.7 3.4j-0.6 X Pixmap libraries (for libc5) - runtime
ii xpm4g 3.4j-0.6 X Pixmap libraries (for libc6) - runtime
ii xserver-common 220.127.116.11a-11 files and utilities common to all X servers
ii xserver-vga16 18.104.22.168a-11 X server for VGA graphics cards
ii xterm 22.214.171.124a-11 X terminal emulator
Note that I'm running Accelerated X, not XFree86.
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