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Bug 124408 - switchdesk-gui fails when enlightenment is installed
switchdesk-gui fails when enlightenment is installed
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
: 137297 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-05-26 08:05 EDT by Stuart Children
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-26 11:42:51 EDT
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Unified diff against switchdesk.glade to fix bug when enlightenment is installed. (1005 bytes, patch)
2004-05-26 08:06 EDT, Stuart Children
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Description Stuart Children 2004-05-26 08:05:03 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040116

Description of problem:
If you have the enlightenment window manager installed then switchdesk
fails to run. This is caused by a typo in switchdesk.glade, which
results in the widget not being found when the Python tries to display
it. Fix is a simple patch (which I shall attach).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install enlightenment window manager (eg: from
2. Ensure your DISPLAY is set to a valid X server.
3. Run `switchdesk`.


Actual Results:  hex ~ $ switchdesk
Red Hat Linux switchdesk 4.0
Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Red Hat, Inc
Redistributable under the terms of the GNU General Public License
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/switchdesk/switchdesk-gui.py", line 207, in ?
    dlg = mainDialog().main()
  File "/usr/share/switchdesk/switchdesk-gui.py", line 87, in main
  File "/usr/share/switchdesk/switchdesk-gui.py", line 150, in hydrate
  File "/usr/share/switchdesk/switchdesk-gui.py", line 169, in hydrate_wm
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'show'

Expected Results:  GTK-based switchdesk GUI should load, offering a
choice of Window Managers (including enlightenment) to use.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Stuart Children 2004-05-26 08:06:52 EDT
Created attachment 100578 [details]
Unified diff against switchdesk.glade to fix bug when enlightenment is installed.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2004-05-26 11:42:51 EDT
it's fixed in 4.0.4-1. thanks for your report.
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2005-07-19 11:38:20 EDT
*** Bug 137297 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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