[Sig] Fwd: Font Sizes and DPI
Fri, 9 Feb 2001 16:57:20 +0000
Ignore the previous message -- reading further in the XFree86 Font Deuglification Mini HOWTO looks like it will answer my questions about the fontserver and the FontPath (which is apparently a "socket").
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Subject: Font Sizes and DPI
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 16:50:47 +0000
From: Randy Kramer <email@example.com>
<This is a followup to my 1/24/01 email (and Dan's reply), but, because I'm
sending it from my Linux box on which I don't yet receive mail, I don't
think it's going to thread properly.>
Aside: I did set my fonts to larger point sizes, but I am afraid that is not
the solution -- I'm afraid that everything will print in 14 point fonts
(printing worked when tested during the install, but does not work using the
drag and drop on the icon approach). Something else to look into, someday.
I found information that confirms that my small font problem could be the
result of the system using 75 dpi fonts (the opposite of what I suspected).
I've put more information about this at
In my XF86Config file, instead of having a list of FontPaths like this:
I have a note (below) and a FontPath specified as "unix/:-1".
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
How do I find this directory?
I tried cd'ing to it, with and without the quotation marks. (I didn't expect
that to work, but I tried it anyway.)
I issued "set" to see if there is an environment variable named unix (or
UNIX) -- no such luck.
What does that path mean?
Another tack: I tried running locate fontmanager to see if I could find the
fontmanager. The results are below. Anyone have a guess as to which /
where is the "real" fontmanager?