After doing some updates on my Debian Lenny workstation, I noticed that KDE’s Konsole is no longer able to find the “Console” font, and upon trying to install it, I’m greeted with an error saying:
Could not install console8x16.pcf.gz into fonts:/Personal/
Fortunately, this is easily fixable. As root, run the following:
# dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig-config
Choose the default option to all but the question about bitmap fonts – choose YES here. This will enable support for bitmap fonts. Then do:
# dpkg-reconfigure fontconfig
This will update the font cache. Now restart your Konsole, and your fonts should be back to normal.
Update 2009/03/07: I had this happen to me again today (did a dist-upgrade to Squeeze) and after running the above fix, only one of the two missing fonts returned. I found that removing the contents of ~/.fontconfig/ does the trick.
Update 2009/07/25: I got a new PC at work, and this time did a clean install of Squeeze, which meant getting dumped into KDE4. Again, the font was missing, and the font installer wouldn’t see the pcf file. I had to do the above, and then, using the font installer, had to type *.pcf in the filter field – this installed the font. I also had to set font anti-aliasing to “enabled” instead of “system settings” in the System Settings panel –> Appearance –> Fonts.