I have some external fonts called Eaglefeather (Frank Lloyd Wright fonts) and I want to install them on to my Linux machine running Linux Mint 7 (Ubuntu based). I can't seem to get them to install which looks to me like just copying them to the /usr/local/share/fonts directory.
Starting in Linux Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10), there is an integrated font installer, which I describe in my blog post here: http://zootlinux.blogspot.com/2010/01/ubuntu-910s-integrated-font-installer.html
Any chance you could upgrade? It would make font installing easier.
If not, check out this Youtube video on how to install fonts in Linux Mint 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CseGMm3AEcw