Hi I have a very annoying problem with kubuntu. Every time when I change the font, and after a restart or a root privilege is elevated the font is changed to default ubuntu 9. How to fix this annoying issue?

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Not a fix but a workaround: Kubuntu - cannot change fonts and widget style under sudo after upgrade to 11.10

The Kubuntu is resetting to the default Kubuntu settings (/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/config/).

To fix this I have edited the Kubuntu defaults: /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/config/kdeglobals.

Looking my own kdeglobals: ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals and copying the font information to the /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/config/kdeglobals.

  • How can I edit the file as a root?
    – Ravi
    May 25, 2012 at 8:17
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    sudo, or kdesudo, or kdesu: kdesudo [command]
    – Thomas Ward
    May 25, 2012 at 13:48
  • Seems this workaround is my only option. If you found any other way please post that. BTW thanks!
    – Ravi
    May 25, 2012 at 13:56

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