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Problem generating font matrix in Kylix


My install of Kylix was successfull but after startup with "startkylix" I see the message "generating font matrix" forever. What should I do about this?

If you installed as root the font matrix will be created for each user the first time they start Kylix. How long it takes depends on the number of fonts that you have installed and the speed of your machine. If it seems to freeze or last a long time you should still be able to run Kylix even if you terminate the font matrix generation.

Possible workarounds

This problem could be caused by a bad truetype font. If you have any Windows tt-fonts installed try removing them. Another thing to try is to change the order of the font search path in XF86Config or in your tt-fontserver. Try to put the tt-fonts at the end of the list.

Here is another suggestion from our newsgroups:

Rename the file "transdlg" located in your Kylix bin directory to "transdlg.renamed" and then run Kylix.

This is an issue we are currently looking into. This document will be updated when more information is available.