Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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by Rob on Wed 9th Oct 2002 13:03 UTC

It seems I was wrong about the lack of the KDE Font Installer in Red Hat 8, and this is certainly one instance where I couldn't be happier to be proved wrong. :-)

Further up in the comments, you'll see rajan and myself discussing the ".desktop" file bug in RH8. I received an e-mail pointing out that the font installer .desktop application IS there, if you know where to look. Because my fonts are fine the way they are, I haven't personally tested this, but if you want to, here's how:

Fire up Konqueror (file manager) and navigate to


Now look for the file called "kde-kcmfontinst.desktop" ... click it and the Font Installer will pop up. Point it to your fonts and off you go (again, I haven't tested it personally, but I have verified that it's actually there).

This will install the fonts for your regular user. If you want to work system-wide, from Kicker point to Extras -> System Tools -> File Manager - Super User Mode to start Konq as root user.