[scribus] Font selection

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sat Jul 7 03:44:38 UTC 2012

> On Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:43:02 +0200
> Alessandro Levati wrote:
>> >> Perhaps you should install it? On fedora it is called
>> "qtconfig-qt4"
>> >
>> > What rpm does it come in?
>> >
>> > rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/qtconfig-qt4
>> it is included in the qt-config package (at least in Fedora 15, I
>> suppose it's the same in later versions).
> As it turns out, I already have it (and qtconfig) installed.  They
> were
> included in the qt-x11-4.6.2-20.el6.x86_64 rpm.
> I ran qtconfig-qt4 and changed the GUI Style under the Appearance tab
> to a few
> different things (it was originally set to "Desktop Settings
> (Default)" but
> that didn't solve the problem.  Any of the drop-down menus that
> provide various
> choices don't have a border or a scroll bar, including both Scribus
> and the
> qtconfig-qt4 program.
> See this screenshot for an example of what I get when I select a menu:
> http://www.melvilletheatre.com/screenshot-qt-example.png
> If the list is long, the menu extends from the top to the bottom of my
> physical
> screen, with a little arrow at the top and the bottom which, if I sit
> the mouse
> pointer on the arrow, makes the list scroll up and down.
> But as you can see, the decorations (scroll bar, etc) are missing.  I
> don't
> think it's a configuration issue, but rather an issue of a missing
> library, or
> missing functionality in a library.  The program appears to be trying
> to use a
> qt function that doesn't exist on this computer.  If I could find out
> what
> library provides that function, I suspect that installing it would
> cause those
> menus to look right.

The first suggestion is to start Scribus from the command line, do the
font selection, and see if there is any stdout in the console to give
you a clue.

Next step maybe is to use gdb


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