Re: [wmii] XWindows default fonts

From: Leslie Viljoen <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 12:12:42 +0200

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 11:17 PM, Suraj N. Kurapati <> wrote:
> Leslie Viljoen wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 8:39 PM, Suraj N. Kurapati <> wrote:
> >> Make a file called .gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory with the
> >> following content:
> >>
> >> gtk-font-name = "Sans 11"
> >>
> >> Change the font value accordingly.
> >
> > I did exactly this, but it didn't change anything.
> Try running "gnome-control-center" and you should see that the color
> scheme and fonts of all gnome/gtk programs has changed. Adjust the
> global gnome/gtk font inside the control center and re-launch
> firefox, etc.
> If this works, simply launch gnome-control-center in your .xinitrc
> before you exec wmii.

Wow, thank-you. Everything is pretty again.
I think this has to do with gnome-settings-daemon that the developer
of Ion hates
so much. gnome-settings-daemon seems very poorly documented, but I'll
be investigating
whatever I can.

This page helps: - without
gnome-settings-daemon the dpi seems
to be set to 133x133. My default monitor has no entry in the
xorg.conf, so I don't know how
to add a "DisplaySize" to it.

Apart from that though, I don't know how to set sound volume or get my
wireless to connect (apart from
running nm-applet). I see there are apparently scripts to do that but has been giving
me 503: Service Unavailable for days now. I don't suppose someone has
the scripts or ruby-wmii
and can put them up somewhere else for me to download?

If I can get the little niggles ironed out, I'm sure wmii will be as
revolutionary for me as it is for
the rest of the people (who have gotten the niggles ironed out...)

One thing I had to do almost immediately was to change the Mod key to
Mod4, the windows
key, since so many apps use wmii's keys.

Received on Mon Feb 25 2008 - 11:12:45 UTC

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