Originally Posted by Nebulus
You can solve slow 2D Font Redering under KDE, by disable the antialiased Fonts completly (in KDE Control Center).
And instead install a patched freetype-2.2.1, with patented font Rendering enabled. (It is disabled by default) You must recompile freetype-2.2.1 from Source.
Here is a little Hint, how to do this:
Enable Patented Font Rendering with patchfile Attachment 23944
tar xvfj freetype-2.2.1.tar.bz2
patch -p0 < freetype-2.2.1_patented_fonts.patch
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
Make shure your /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6.3.10 has been updated !
Thats all, if you now install the copyrighted microsoft ttf fonts on your linux system, you have good looking fonts, without antialiased switched on. And the Best, it looks a loot better than before.
Well I followed these instructions on my opensuse 10.2 system, and it broke my X!
When I try to start X, it says "Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation". Ctrl-Alt-Bksp gets me back to the console and it says the following:
INPUT_METHOD is not set or empty (no user selected input method).
Trying to start a default input method for the local en_US.UTF-8 ....
There is no default input method for the current locale.
xset: bad font path element (#416), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libXft.so.2: undefined symbol: FT_Library_SetLcdFilter
Could not start kdeinit. Check your installation.
Warning: conect() failed: No such file or directory
kded [kdeinit]: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libXft.so.2: undefined symbol: FT_Library_SetLcdFilter
After following your directions, I actually found a page on the opensuse documentation that tells me the preferred way of doing it for my distro. How can I "undo" what your instructions had me do? I've tried everything I know and I'm sure I'm just missing something simple. I found the libXft.so.2 file but don't know how to do anything with it.
Hope you or someone can help!