Since some days I try to install ScicosLab under openSuSE 11.1. Because there
is no .rpm available for SuSE at all, I tried that one from Fedora and I tried to
recompile the sources. Both attempts now fail on the same point:
Starting “scilab + scicos” lead to a bundle of:
Unknown font : -adobe-courier-medium-r-normal–-80---m--iso8859-1
I’ll use font: fixed
Unknown font : fixed
Please call an X Wizard !
And all graphical Blocks and Palettes are without letters, so it’s unusable.
So because I’m not a X-Wizard, I try my best to call one her in this forum
All mentioned fonts are visible in KDEs
Configure Desktop -> Computer Administration -> Font Installer
no problem there, all mentioned ones are installed.
Here is my environment:
ScicosLab 4.3 by sources from .tar.gz compiled fine and by Fedora .RPM
openSuse 11.1 (which already have an Scicos
4.2 within there repositories,
but I want to use the 4.3)
IBM ThinkPad T40p (only for ad of this really
good old workhorse, should
not be important for my
some X-wizard helped me a lot in fixing this problem.
What we did:
Ignored the gtk version of Scicos and only use the X11 one:
Patch the file accessing the fonts:
by replace all “iso8859” by “iso10646”
Now it works like a charm (even if the X11 user-interface looks very old-fashioned, it is quite ergonomic)