So you just finished installing your brand new Linux machine with X and all the other fittings, but what now?
Well if you are migrating from most other systems to linux you'll have used a window system of sort. Be it MacOS,
OS/2, Windows 95/98/NT or any of the numorous other window systems out there. So you would like the same on a linux
system would you not ?|
This system is very flexable in that appart from providing you with a Graphical User interface on your Computer it can also act as a Server for other machines, so more then one person can run a GUI ( graphical User Interface ) from one machine ( it is a bit technical to explain right now but we will cover it in one of our next articles )
One of the most recurring quastions I've seen regarding switching to X on linux appart from applications is "how do I add more fonts?". Now most would be used to using true type fonts, so here I'll give you a quick way of adding True Type fonts to your X system.
The reaons I'm using Xfstt is easy installation and easy management. First lets look at installing the font server. Once you have downloaded the tar.gz file move it to a directory where you can uncompress and compile it ( I personally use /usr/devel/ for it but you can use whatever suits your needs ) In the directory use tar to uncompress the file eg. "tar -zxvf Xfstt-0.9.10.tgz" Change directory to the newly formed Xfstt.
Ok .. now you should have a True Type Font server running for X. Start up a program that uses font's eg. The Gimp and have a look and you should be able to access all those fonts.