Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52509
Cannot configure sawfish.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
Attempts to bring up the sawfish configuration tool from the "Start Here"
window result in the error message "Sawfish is not running." I beg to differ:
$ ps -u lars | grep sawfish
1440 ? 00:00:36 sawfish
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open "start here" by clickingon the mushroom (?) button.
2. Double click on the "Preferences" icon.
3. Double click on the "Sawfish window manager" icon.
4. Double click on any of the settings categories.
The window that comes up says "sawfish isn't running."
You know, a configuration dialog or something.
We (Red Hat) really need to fix this before next release.
Works on my test machine. If you log out and log back in, does it work again?
I can't reproduce, if logging out solves it most likely it was some random bogon
that won't happen again, if not then please attach the files in ~/.sawfish (or
put them up for http/ftp maybe?) and it might help reproduce...
Logging out and back in does not solve the problem. This is a pretty vanilla
system; I haven't made any GUI-related configuration changes at all. There is
nothing in ~/.sawfish but files in the "sessions" directory, which all consist
of the following:
;; session saved for firstname.lastname@example.org
;; sawfish version 0.38; Wed Aug 22 06:19:46 2001
So there's really nothing to attach.
I will, just for kicks, attach the output of 'rpm -qa'.
Created attachment 29718 [details]
Output of rpm -qa on the system experiencing this bug.
Asked on internal mailing lists if anyone saw this problem, I can't find anyone
who can trigger this bug. There must be something weird going on...
Anything suspicious in ~/.xsession-errors?
Closing ancient bugs