Havoc Pennington | 1 Feb 04:11 2003
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Re: Problem when un-maximizing apps in RedHat 8

On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 03:37:03PM +0100, Julien Olivier wrote:
> To verify that, I tried the same thing in KDE (still on Red Hat
> 8). In KDE, when you un-maximize the window, it goes back to a
> pre-defined dimension, whichis not the dimension the app add before
> you maximized it. I concluded that, if Metacity doesn't know the
> app's un-maximized size, it keeps the app's maximized size whereas
> kwin defaults to a pre-defined size.

That sounds like an OK idea, I could do that in metacity too
I suppose. Though it's still not really right obviously.

> Should I send this email to the developers of every single app on RedHat
> 8 (except Gedit) to tell them to save the window's size before
> maximizing it or is there abetter solution ?

You are better off filing bugs in bug trackers than sending mail.
(e.g. bugzilla.gnome.org, etc.)

We are also trying to move size-saving into the window manager 
instead of the app, which would let us get this stuff right globally:

  http://mail.gnome.org/archives/wm-spec-list/2001-August/msg00044.html
  http://mail.gnome.org/archives/wm-spec-list/2002-May/msg00030.html
  http://mail.gnome.org/archives/wm-spec-list/2003-January/msg00008.html

It'll take a long time to get this fully implemented, but you might
mention those links to app authors as something to consider for the
future.

Havoc
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Benjamin Meakin | 2 Feb 06:50 2003

trouble with gnome

Hello,
I have been trying to get gnome to work on my debian system. The
problem is that when gnome starts up the desktop doesn't fit on the
screen, random icons appear in the middle of the screen, images are
distorted... How can I fix this problem? I don't know if this is the
right list to email but I have already tried several others and got no
help. So please tell me how get gnome working or tell me the right
address to mail.
-Ben < meak4763 <at> student.suu.edu >
Ben FrantzDale | 3 Feb 07:03 2003

Re: trouble with gnome

On Sat, 2003-02-01 at 21:50, Benjamin Meakin wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been trying to get gnome to work on my debian system. The
> problem is that when gnome starts up the desktop doesn't fit on the
> screen, random icons appear in the middle of the screen, images are
> distorted... How can I fix this problem? I don't know if this is the

It's hard to say. Can you be more speciffic? What version of gnome are
you using?

"The desktop doesn't fit on the screen" implies that you may have the
monitor settings of X11 misconfigured.

As for random icons appearing in the middle of the screen, what icons
are these? What exactly do you mean by "in the middle of the screen"? Do
they have titles? Are they all in a little window?

> right list to email but I have already tried several others and got no
> help. So please tell me how get gnome working or tell me the right
> address to mail.

This is the right address.

--Ben

> -Ben < meak4763 <at> student.suu.edu >
> _______________________________________________
> gnome-list mailing list
> gnome-list <at> gnome.org
> http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-list
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Ben FrantzDale | 4 Feb 04:58 2003

Re: trouble with gnome

.On Mon, 2003-02-03 at 15:09, Benjamin Meakin wrote:
> The icons that appear are mostly displaying the time. And I am using

The time... Hmm... I'm not sure what that would mean. Would it be
possible for you to post a screenshot and send a URL?

> Gnome 2.0.The main problem is that there is a distorted black and white
> image that runs acrross the top of my screen. Somebody from a Gnome
> forum told me that the cause might be that xfree86 might not be
> configured correctly for my video card. If this is the problem how can I
> fix it? 

That definately sounds like X is misconfigured. I'm not sure what to
suggest, though. Asking a local Linux expert who could look at it in
person would be good. I don't have enough experience with X to know what
would be causing the sort of issue you describe. Do check that you have
the right resolution and a resonable refresh rate selected. Even try
640x480  <at>  256 colors if nothing else is working.

--Ben

> 
> 
> >>> Ben FrantzDale <bfrantzdale <at> hmc.edu> 02/02/03 23:04 PM >>>
> On Sat, 2003-02-01 at 21:50, Benjamin Meakin wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have been trying to get gnome to work on my debian system. The
> > problem is that when gnome starts up the desktop doesn't fit on the
> > screen, random icons appear in the middle of the screen, images are
> > distorted... How can I fix this problem? I don't know if this is the
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Benjamin Meakin | 4 Feb 00:09 2003

Re: trouble with gnome

The icons that appear are mostly displaying the time. And I am using
Gnome 2.0.The main problem is that there is a distorted black and white
image that runs acrross the top of my screen. Somebody from a Gnome
forum told me that the cause might be that xfree86 might not be
configured correctly for my video card. If this is the problem how can I
fix it? 

>>> Ben FrantzDale <bfrantzdale <at> hmc.edu> 02/02/03 23:04 PM >>>
On Sat, 2003-02-01 at 21:50, Benjamin Meakin wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been trying to get gnome to work on my debian system. The
> problem is that when gnome starts up the desktop doesn't fit on the
> screen, random icons appear in the middle of the screen, images are
> distorted... How can I fix this problem? I don't know if this is the

It's hard to say. Can you be more speciffic? What version of gnome are
you using?

"The desktop doesn't fit on the screen" implies that you may have the
monitor settings of X11 misconfigured.

As for random icons appearing in the middle of the screen, what icons
are these? What exactly do you mean by "in the middle of the screen"? Do
they have titles? Are they all in a little window?

> right list to email but I have already tried several others and got no
> help. So please tell me how get gnome working or tell me the right
> address to mail.

This is the right address.
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corner | 6 Feb 09:10 2003
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konqueror won't run under gnome

I recently put up gnome with the latest garnome on my Slackware system.

konqueror actually runs sort of,but I getthe errors you see below and it comes
up totally unusable because of invisible fonts.

tcorner <at> emerson:~$ konqueror
DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
_KDE_IceTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
Xlib length error) \x10
  Major opcode:  \x9c
WARNING: KDE detected X Error: BadLength (poly request too large or internal
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Guillaume Jacob | 6 Feb 15:38 2003
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Problem switching between workspaces

Hi,

I'm using Gnome 2.0 beta 3 on solaris 8 and I'm having
problems switching workspaces using the keyboard:
everything works fine for moving windows across
workspaces, but I cannot switch the focus between
workspaces (using keys bound to
switch_to_workspace_[left,right,top,bottom])
Note that the switch_to_workspace_1 through 6 commands
work fine. 

Any idea ?

Thanks in advance

Guillaume Jacob

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Manuel Arenaz | 6 Feb 16:57 2003
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launching a "panel" in a remote machine

This is the first time I am writting to this list.
So, hello to everybody.

I have to linux boxes running Debian, and I would like
to launch applications in one box and and see the 
application in the other box.
As far as I know, I can do this by executing a
Gnome panel remotely and exporting the display.
However, when I execute the "panel" command
I get the following error:

server:~$ panel
** WARNING **: Could not get name service!
** ERROR **: file goad.c: line 660 (real_goad_server_activate):
assertion failed: (name_service != CORBA_OBJECT_NIL)
aborting...
Aborted

How can I execute "panel" wihtout starting a complete
Gnome session ("gnome-session") remotely?
Can I solve my problem in a simpler manner?

Thank you very much.

Manuel Arenaz
Luis Villa | 7 Feb 14:43 2003

Re: Announcing the GNOME 2.2.0 Desktop and Developer Platform

On Fri, 2003-02-07 at 07:58, Calum Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 20:53, Luis Villa wrote:
> 
> > P.P.S. We'd like to get more organized about thanking people by name,
> > commit numbers, bug #s, etc., but at some point that is going to mean
> > someone else is going to have to take over for release team on the
> > release notes- doing release notes this good pretty much tied up release
> > team for a week, and that's not a good habit to fall into. So, who is
> > volunteering? :) 
> 
> Shouldn't the docs team get first refusal, since it's well, a doc?  :) 
> (And quite an important one at that).

I was hoping they'd step up for it, yes, but it's also pretty
marketing-ish, and I'm hoping we can find (perhaps on gnome-love or
gnome-list?) some people who have more of a marketing orientation to
work with docs team to do this.

Luis
Moses McKnight | 7 Feb 17:09 2003

Where are my icons?

I installed Gnome 2.2.0 from Debian unstable, and now Nautilus shows all 
directories and files with a single ugly grey paper icon.  How do I get my icons 
back?

Thanks,
Moses McKnight

Gmane