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

Pedro Ribeiro pedrib at gmail.com
Wed May 19 08:11:12 PDT 2010

On 19 May 2010 15:07, Pedro Ribeiro <pedrib at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Regards,
> Pedro

Nevermind, I just realized what is wrong. Sorry for the spam.


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