SUSE Linux 9.1: small fonts after system update

Posted on 2004-10-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I used 'System Update' from YAST2 on SUSE Linux 9.1.     After I restarted the system, all the fonts are too small to read and I can navigate through any of the menus.   I tried 'Backup Restore' from YAST2 but no luck.    

Thanks for your help.

Question by:kaushalshah
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    There are several reasons for this, lets attack them one-by-one

    A: KDE config is borked:

    1) get to a terminal login screen with Ctrl+Alt+F2
    2) Login as you.
    3) do 'mv .kde .kde_backup'
    4) Press Alt+F7 to go back to X and login normally. All of kde will now be using default values

    B: Font cache or scaling is borked:

    1) get to a terminal login screen with Ctrl+Alt+F2
    2) Login as root
    3) run 'telinit 3' to shut down X
    4) run 'SuSEconfig --module fonts'
    5) run 'telinit 5' to start X again

    Think this is enough as a first pass....


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