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Re: [opensuse] Question Leap: fonts and colours
On 15/01/16 11:21, Felix Miata wrote:
Basil Chupin composed on 2016-01-14 23:20 (UTC+1100):

I thought that I would try something out -- namely, copying over the
fonts from 13.2 to Leap --
Bad idea unless you're sure of what you're doing. Simply copying you
shouldn't mix them with installed fonts. Best to put them in any of


and went to use my decades old favourite 'mc'
to do the work. Within 5 seconds or so 'mc' aborted and I got a message
on the screen stating that plasma5 pooped itself. After fooling around
for several minutes, which included rebooting the system into Leap, I
managed to get the konsole back on the screen but with the following
result when I tried to run 'mc':
Now this is the very small area on a 27inch monitor so you have to view
this image in perspective. Wunderbar! Not. And I don't know how to
revert back to the original size (without having to re-install the whole
You can revert every KDE user setting to default by logging out of GUI,
opening MC on a vtty, and deleting ~/.config/k* and ~/.kde* before logging
back in.

What happens when you run MC from an IceWM session instead of Plasma?

I have no idea what went on to cause it, but you camoflaged the result by
shrinking the image to 161px wide and leaving out your taskbar/panel for

Run MC from Konsole instead of menu and you should be good, or at least,
better. Or, was Konsole only a teensy tiny fraction of the screen with
microscopic fonts too?

What resolution is your 27" screen?

There are always vttys to run mc on too, using fullscreen.

Will respond when I have been back into Leap and try out your
suggestions (above).


Using openSUSE 13.2, KDE 4.14.9 & kernel 4.4.0-2 on a system with-
AMD FX 8-core 3.6/4.2GHz processor
16GB PC14900/1866MHz Quad Channel RAM
Gigabyte AMD3+ m/board; Gigabyte nVidia GTX660 GPU

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