This is on Ubuntu Edgy: >>> import pygame >>> pygame.init() open /dev/sequencer: No such file or directory (6, 0) >>> pygame.version.ver '1.7.1release' >>> pygame.font.match_font('Verdana') '/usr/share/fonts/truetype/freefont/FreeSansOblique.ttf' I do have Verdana: $ fc-match -v Verdana|grep file file: "/usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/verdana.ttf"(s) however /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts/ does not have a fonts.dir, nor fonts.scale, nor fonts.cache-1. Only fonts.cache-1 in my home directory knows about Verdana. I imagine I would have the same problem with any fonts installed into ~/.fonts/ Suggested fix: have pygame/sysfont.py parse ~/.fonts.cache-1. (There's a slight complication: most fonts.cache-1 files have three fields per line (font name, some number, font properties), while ~/.fonts.cache-1 has four (font name, some number, some other number, font properties). Actually, as I recall from a discussion about a different bug (that still plagues me in 1.7.1), the CVS version of PyGame uses fc-list to find fonts on Unix systems, so this bug should be already fixed in CVS.  http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Mail/Message/pygame-users/2970161 Marius Gedminas -- If Linux doesn't have the solution, you have the wrong problem.
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