Bug 124408 - switchdesk-gui fails when enlightenment is installed
Summary: switchdesk-gui fails when enlightenment is installed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: switchdesk
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact:
: 137297 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-26 12:05 UTC by Stuart Children
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-05-26 15:42:51 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Unified diff against switchdesk.glade to fix bug when enlightenment is installed. (1005 bytes, patch)
2004-05-26 12:06 UTC, Stuart Children
no flags Details | Diff

Description Stuart Children 2004-05-26 12:05:03 UTC
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).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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 12:06:52 UTC
Created attachment 100578 [details]
Unified diff against switchdesk.glade to fix bug when enlightenment is installed.

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2004-05-26 15:42:51 UTC
it's fixed in 4.0.4-1. thanks for your report.

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2005-07-19 15:38:20 UTC
*** Bug 137297 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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