Font rendering settings

Hi there,

I really like Gnome Control Center and its behaviour that preferences like font settings are set system-wide automatically so that KDE applications look just as Gnome applications.

But as I use a blackbox-like window manager instead of the Gnome desktop environment I have to start gnome-settings-daemon "by hand" in .xinitrc right before the window manager. The settings daemon however is not very fast at booting so font settings are not adopted in the window manager's texts (such as titlebars, menus, ...).

I seem to prefer a very exotic configuration as the Gnome Control Center is the only control center which has what I want:

* rgba_order = rgb
* antialiasing = grayscale
* dpi = 96
* hinting = none

I like it because it gives me smooth fonts whithout horrible rgb-subpixels. KDE control center only gives me rgb-subpixels and so do configuration files for X I found.

What I want to know is whether I am able to set exactly _these_ settings above without using the settings daemon? Are there configuration files for X (or for Gnome,GTK) to do so? Are there any X library functions that allow me to do it faster than the settings daemon?

Many thanks in advance, Johannes

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