Plasma font management isn't working

I wanted to install a new font (dolphin double-click file) and got:

First I assumed the font file was corrupted, but it happens with every font file. Then I noticed that the Font Management panel in Settings was missing. The CLI says:

$ kcmshell5 --list | grep font
fontinst                   - Install, manage and preview fonts
kcm_fonts                  - Configure user interface fonts

$ kcmshell5 fontinst
"fontinst" should not be loaded.
Could not find module 'fontinst'. See kcmshell5 --list for the full list of modules.

Everything is up to date:
KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.78.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.10.6-zen1-1-zen

Any ideas what’s going on?

is weird fontinst shows in pkgfile in plasma-desktop… thought in plasma-workspace…

So it’s working for you?

It seems it lived in plasma-desktop until 5.19 and went to plasma-workspace in 5.20.

It’s working on mine.

Edit:

1 Like

Thanks for confirming. I’ll wait if it shakes out with the next update/5.21 until investigating further.

Working here on work machine and works on home machine as well.

2 Likes

did you installed a font from aur ? just curius…

1 Like

I don’t think so:

$ pacman -Qqm
akira
alpm_octopi_utils
backintime
backintime-cli
bibata-cursor-theme
birdtray
bluetooth-autoconnect
boca
boop-gtk-bin
btrbk
chatty
corectrl
cozy-audiobooks
cpupower-gui
ddd
deadbeef-plugin-musical-spectrum-gtk3-git
deadbeef-plugin-spectrogram-gtk3-git
dell-bios-fan-control-git
espanso-bin
ffmpeg-libfdk_aac
firefox-beta-bin
flatseal
freac
gmusicbrowser-git
gpu-viewer
hello-kde-git
i8kutils-git
identity
joplin-desktop
jump-bin
ksnip
kwin-decoration-sierra-breeze-enhanced-git
latte-dock-git
marktext
micro-bin
microsoft-edge-dev-bin
nocache
noisetorch-bin
obs-studio-wayland
obs-v4l2sink
obs-xdg-portal-git
octopi
onedrive-abraunegg
opencl-amd
opensnitch
pacvcs
papirus-folders-git
paru-bin
plasma5-applets-volumewin7mixer
plasma5-wallpapers-dynamic
pulseaudio-modules-bt
python-clickgen
python-cppheaderparser
python-grpcio-tools
python-screeninfo
python-system_hotkey
python-vdf
qownnotes
radeontop-git
rar
rslsync
sierrabreeze-kwin-decoration-git
sirikali
skypeforlinux-stable-bin
smartgit
smooth
superpaper
thunderbird-beta-bin
unigine-heaven
update-grub
ventoy-bin
xpadneo-dkms-git

The Font Manager also doesn’t show up in plasma Settings at all. It’s just the one Fonts panel where you set the plasma defaults instead of an arrow indicating subentries (Fonts and Font Manager):

Screenshot_20210113_125844

Advancing that idea: I install fonts for my user, that’s why I noticed the issue in the first place. But a newly created user without any additional fonts is also affected. :confused:

I see obs studio wayland. Are you using wayland?

Yes.

Try to use it without wayland?

1 Like

Oh, that seems to be it. Works in X but not in Wayland.

3 Likes