[Fontconfig] fontconfig user settings not applied when not using login manager (gdm)

Pedro Ribeiro pedrib at gmail.com
Wed May 19 07:07:06 PDT 2010

Hi everybody,

I purging my desktop of unneeded apps and one of the things I don't
need is a display manager (*dm).
Currently I have gdm installed. However, when I login through one of
the tty's and use startx to start my session manager (openbox in my
case), my fontconfig user settings do not get applied.

I've tried using FC_DEBUG=1024 to see what files are loaded and indeed
it says it loads ~/.fonts.conf, but it completely ignores my settings
(slight hinting, greyscale).

Can anyone give me a hint on why they are only applied when I login through gdm?


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