Slight Problem With Gnome and Applets

Slight Problem With Gnome and Applets

Post by Desmond Coughla » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hi,
I hope everyone will forgive me if this question has been asked
before, but I can't find much documentation on the gnome site, and
there's nothing on my system, either.

I'm running Gnome (no idea which version - how do I find out?), on a
FreeBSD-equipped Pentium 233 MMX, with 32 Mb RAM, and only installed
it today.  Fascinating ... I like the look, and the customability.
Only one problem: it keeps crashing on me.  I get cores dumped all
over the place ... here is a listing of my $HOME:

Quote:> ls

#*mail*#245g2V#         drafts                  kvt.core
C                       e-conf.core             kwm.core
CAPES                   education               linux
Desktop                 emacs.core              lisa_password.txt
INBOX                   error_making_new_link   literature
Mail                    ext2                    mail
News                    freebsd                 mbox
RMAIL                   gen_util_applet.core    navigator-4.5.1..core
XF86Config              gnomecc.core            open.html
add-on                  gnomeicu.core           panel.core
aviation                gnupg-1_0_0_tar.tar     philosophy
correspondence          images                  registre_key.bmp
cpumemusage_appl.core   invitation              sent-articles
dead                    journal                 tail.core
death_penalty           kfm.core                travel
desmond.vcs             kicq.core               usenet
desmond_archive.tar.gz  kioslave.core           xemacs-20.4.core
diary                   kscd.core

Five minutes ago, I noticed two 'core' icons, in the shape of very
unhappy little faces, on my desktop.  I selected one, deleted it, and
every icon on my desktop disappeared !!!

Can someone point me in the direction of either a way to fix this, or
else just tell me that Gnome is an unstable piece of shit (I hope
not), and just go back to using KDE ..?

Thanks in advance.

D.
--
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Slight Problem With Gnome and Applets

Post by Desmond Coughla » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Oh ... and could someone tell me how to stop applications iconifying
straight onto the top of my Gnome button ..?

:-)

--
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Slight Problem With Gnome and Applets

Post by Nick Hilliar » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00



> Can someone point me in the direction of either a way to fix this, or
> else just tell me that Gnome is an unstable piece of shit (I hope
> not), and just go back to using KDE ..?

You might want to consider going back to the (relatively) much more stable KDE
for your aforementioned reasons.

Nick (dedicated twm user)

 
 
 

Slight Problem With Gnome and Applets

Post by Devin Butterfiel » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Unfortunately, this has been my experience too. However, recent versions
of Gnome (1.0.9) are much more stable on FreeBSD and don't dump core as
often. You can verify the version by selecting the "about" button in the
main foot menu. You will find though, regardless of the version of Gnome
that you have, that some things just don't work on FreeBSD. This is
because Gnome is very "Linuxcentric". I gave up on Gnome and went back
to KDE because I found that while Gnome looks good, it's stability
sucks...even on linux!

Just my two cents.

Good lucK!
--
Regards, Devin.


> Hi,
> I hope everyone will forgive me if this question has been asked
> before, but I can't find much documentation on the gnome site, and
> there's nothing on my system, either.

> I'm running Gnome (no idea which version - how do I find out?), on a
> FreeBSD-equipped Pentium 233 MMX, with 32 Mb RAM, and only installed
> it today.  Fascinating ... I like the look, and the customability.
> Only one problem: it keeps crashing on me.  I get cores dumped all
> over the place ... here is a listing of my $HOME:

> > ls
> #*mail*#245g2V#         drafts                  kvt.core
> C                       e-conf.core             kwm.core
> CAPES                   education               linux
> Desktop                 emacs.core              lisa_password.txt
> INBOX                   error_making_new_link   literature
> Mail                    ext2                    mail
> News                    freebsd                 mbox
> RMAIL                   gen_util_applet.core    navigator-4.5.1..core
> XF86Config              gnomecc.core            open.html
> add-on                  gnomeicu.core           panel.core
> aviation                gnupg-1_0_0_tar.tar     philosophy
> correspondence          images                  registre_key.bmp
> cpumemusage_appl.core   invitation              sent-articles
> dead                    journal                 tail.core
> death_penalty           kfm.core                travel
> desmond.vcs             kicq.core               usenet
> desmond_archive.tar.gz  kioslave.core           xemacs-20.4.core
> diary                   kscd.core

> Five minutes ago, I noticed two 'core' icons, in the shape of very
> unhappy little faces, on my desktop.  I selected one, deleted it, and
> every icon on my desktop disappeared !!!

> Can someone point me in the direction of either a way to fix this, or
> else just tell me that Gnome is an unstable piece of shit (I hope
> not), and just go back to using KDE ..?

> Thanks in advance.

> D.
> --
> Desmond Coughlan                |Restez Zen ... UNIX peut le faire

> http://212.198.64.228/          [under construction]

 
 
 

Slight Problem With Gnome and Applets

Post by Desmond Coughla » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00



> > Can someone point me in the direction of either a way to fix this, or
> > else just tell me that Gnome is an unstable piece of shit (I hope
> > not), and just go back to using KDE ..?
> You might want to consider going back to the (relatively) much more
> stable KDE for your aforementioned reasons.

Problem is, KICQ doesn't work, whilst Gnomeicu started first time.  

Gnome seems to have calmed down; I haven't had a core dump today ... I
shall stick with it, and keep my fingers crossed !!

Thanks.  :-)

--
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1. GNOME applet problem

Hi all, I'm using RH 6 with GNOME/Enlightenment.

When I got the GnomeICU program (ICQ client), I found that I couldn't
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nothing happens.  If there is a launcher right next to my main menu, the
space between them would increase a bit (everything would get moved to
the right), but the applet wouldn't show up.  I could start the applet
by typing "gnomeicu" in a terminal window, however.  So I temporarily
just put in a launcher button for gnomeicu onto my panel

This was because I assumed that there was an error in the GnomeICU
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Does anyone know how to fix this?

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