Bug 83100 - font preferences not loaded on startup
font preferences not loaded on startup
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
8.0
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
David Lawrence
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Blocks: 79578
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Reported: 2003-01-30 03:07 EST by Ronald Roth
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-30 12:34:44 EST
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Description Ronald Roth 2003-01-30 03:07:54 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.6 (X11; Linux i586; U;) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
When running gnome, the font used in menus and applications (i.e.
gnome-terminal) is not the font which I have selected in the Preferences->Font
selector tool.  However, upon loading the font-selector tool, the font
immediately changes to the correct one, before I make any selections or
mouse-clicks in the font-selector.  After that, the behaviour is as it should be.

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Start gnome
2.  Start an app (i.e. gnome-terminal)
3.  Select Start-here->Preferences->Font
4.  Font in app started in #2 will change to preferred font.
    

Actual Results:  See steps to reproduce

Expected Results:  The preferred font should be loaded when gnome starts!

Additional info:

Not sure if gnome-core was the correct app to place this bug in...
Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2003-01-30 11:45:04 EST
is gnome-settings-daemon in your session?  When you log in for the first time,
can you start a terminal and do something like:
ps auxwww|grep gnome-settings-daemon 
and see what comes up?
Comment 2 Ronald Roth 2003-01-30 12:34:44 EST
Ok, my bad.  I was starting gnome-panel directly instead of running
gnome-session.  I'm running things remotely on an X-server on a windoze machine,
so I'm not using GDM or the like to manage everything for me.  Do you know if
there is a way to tell gnome-session to not try to start the windom manager?  It
keeps trying to, and then complaining that my display already has a window
manager running.

Thanks!
Comment 3 Jonathan Blandford 2003-01-30 12:47:23 EST
not sure if there's a way.  It does it's best to protect against such problems,
and is overly cautious as a result.  You can pretty safely ignore the warning
though.

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