No worries on the hijack -- it's related to FBReader, so I think it's good.
I had already changed my Base font to Droid Serif. As FBReader is configured out of the box, none of the other types are different (all read "unchanged".)
Good job on figuring it out.
m a r
ps: I hadn't yet noticed the daemon problem -- I've mostly been using apt and synaptic. It might have something to do with the fact that the SD card isn't being mounted at boot, only when pcmanfm gets around to it. Maybe someone can write a script to automount the SDcard -- since it is built-in hardware, it functions like a CD-ROM or a second hard drive. Takers?