SolydX 64 Installation Questions (2)

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jsalpha2
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SolydX 64 Installation Questions (2)

Postby jsalpha2 » 26 Jun 2013 21:08

Yes, I,m back. Installed off the new ISO and have two small problems. During the install the button to install a picture of yourself(on the select user name and password screen) did not work. Nothing opened up to allow you to browse to the photo.
Very small problem. Also I have the "Pango warning "Failed to choose a font" that some other people have found. The possible solution is that synaptic shows a dummy package of the fonts as being installed instead of the real fonts. (ttf-dejavu-core_2.33-3_all.deb) The real fonts are not listed. I downloaded them as a deb file but gdebi wont install them because it says they are already installed. I'm going to try uninstalling the ones in synaptic and then installing the others. Wish me luck. I'll report back if it works......... Nope, you don't want to follow me down that hole.

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Re: SolydX 64 Installation Questions (2)

Postby zerozero » 27 Jun 2013 00:00

i don't know if that is the origin of the pango warning

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zerozero@home ~ $ apt show ttf-dejavu-core
Package: ttf-dejavu-core
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 2.33+svn2514-3
Priority: optional
Section: fonts
Maintainer: Debian Fonts Task Force <pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: all
Uncompressed Size: 67.6 k
Depends: fonts-dejavu-core
Description: transitional dummy package
 This package is a dummy transitional package. It can be safely removed.
Homepage: http://dejavu-fonts.org/
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=191809#p191809
bugsbunny describes here what is a dummy package
a dummy package is usually involved when a package is transitioning with a name-change involved. The dummy package will have the old-name as a dependency, and the new package may "provide" the old package. In any case It's safe to remove the old package but you may want to run:
# aptitude unmarkauto <new-package>
before uninstalling, depending on the auto-install flag of the old-package (and depending on your install tool of choice etc).
but this doesn't work in this situation (at least not for me)

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zerozero@home ~ $ sudo apt-get -s remove ttf-dejavu-core
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libcec2 libconfuse-common libconfuse0 liblockdev1 libmicrohttpd10 libtinyxml2.6.2 libva-glx1 udisks-glue
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  debian-plymouth-manager plymouth-drm plymouth-themes-solydk plymouth-x11 solydk-meta ttf-dejavu ttf-dejavu-core xbmc xbmc-bin
  xbmc-data xbmc-skin-confluence
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 11 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Remv solydk-meta [2013.02.27]
Remv debian-plymouth-manager [2.1.1]
Remv plymouth-x11 [0.8.8-6]
Remv plymouth-themes-solydk [1.0.1]
Remv plymouth-drm [0.8.8-6]
Remv ttf-dejavu [2.33+svn2514-3]
Remv xbmc [4:12.2-dmo2]
Remv xbmc-data [4:12.2-dmo2]
Remv xbmc-bin [4:12.2-dmo2]
Remv xbmc-skin-confluence [4:12.2-dmo2]
Remv ttf-dejavu-core [2.33+svn2514-3]
zerozero@home ~ $ 
and ttf-dejavu-core is not an empty package (there's several ttf's installed in /usr/share/fonts/)

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zerozero@home ~ $ apt content ttf-dejavu-core
/.
/usr
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu-core
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu-core/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu-core/copyright
/usr/share/doc/ttf-dejavu-core/changelog.gz
/usr/share/fonts
/usr/share/fonts/truetype
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSerif-Bold.ttf
/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/DejaVuSansMono-Bold.ttf

overall 8-) nice to see around :ugeek:
bliss of ignorance

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Re: SolydX 64 Installation Questions (2)

Postby jsalpha2 » 27 Jun 2013 13:56

That is exactly what I did. Uninstalled a bunch of programs for no reason. Tried to download and re-install the ttf-dejavu-core_2.33-3_all.deb, but just got the dummy package again. From Roseway at the link you posted to "Actually I now see that there is a new installer package for the MS core fonts called ttf-mscorefonts-installer."
(there's several ttf's installed in /usr/share/fonts/)
So I think the specific fonts Pango is looking for are not in there. The font in question is DejaVu Sans-Book, and DejaVu-lgc-sans-fonts. Installed ttf-mscorefonts, still getting error message.
Update, I was planning to do a re-install, so just for fun I changed my sources list to Debian Sid. Updated. I've still got a boot-able desktop. In fact it is pretty nice. Like they say at WWE matches, "Don't try this at home." Well only on non-vital machines. Thanks again!


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