Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57754
alt+tab no longer works after patches applied
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:48 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-13smp i686)
Description of problem:
I am running RH 7.2 on several i686 computers. I use Sawfish and GNOME>
After a fresh install, I can use alt-tab to switch between the various open
windows. After installing (rpm-Fvh) all the latest patches from
updates.redhat.com, alt-tab only switches between the last two windows I've
used. It does not scroll through all of the open windows any more. I've
also noticed that the system beeps every time I try to alt-tab.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install RH 7.2.
2.grab and install all updates from updates.redhat.com
3.restart GNOME, open several windows, try to alt-tab.
Actual Results: as described in problem description
Created attachment 41147 [details]
list of all rpms currently installed.
There are no updates for Sawfish; have the X font packages changed somehow?
You have the list of all RPMs installed on my machine. I do not believe that
there are any X updates or Sawfish updates installed past the initial
installation of the OS. Here's the list of all the patches I've downloaded:
After download, I ran rpm -Fvh *.rpm against these patches.
I wish I had better info for you.
Can you try the sawfish at ftp://people.redhat.com/hp/gnomehide/?
Just the sawfish* RPMs, or everything in this directory?
I tried just sawfish, and it wanted other files. The I tried them all and got:
[root@thomas gnomehide]# rpm -Fvh *
error: failed dependencies:
libgal.so.15 is needed by Guppi-0.40.0-1
libgal.so.15 is needed by abiword-0.9.4.1-1
libgal18 is needed by gal-devel-0.18.1-1
gnome-mime-data is needed by gnome-vfs-22.214.171.124-1
libgal.so.18 is needed by gnumeric-0.76-1
libgal.so.18 is needed by gtkhtml-1.0.0-1
libgtkhtml.so.9 is needed by balsa-1.1.7-5
libgtkhtml.so.9 is needed by Gtk-Perl-0.7008-3
libgtkhtml.so.9 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libgtkhtml.so.9 is needed by pygnome-gtkhtml-1.4.1-3
libpisock.so.3 is needed by jpilot-0.99-7
libpisock.so.3 is needed by kdepim-pilot-2.2-1
libguppidata.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppidataui.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppimath.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppiplot.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppispecfns.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppistat.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppitank.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
libguppiuseful.so.11 is needed by gnucash-1.6.2-1
Will keep trying.
Sorry, I should have been clearer. I meant just Sawfish plus anything it
requires (maybe librep and rep-gtk)? Let me know what RPM says you're missing
and I'll tell you which package it's in.
I have been unable to download these patches. I have tried to install
HelixGnome as well, but it will not install. I am reverting back to RH7.1, as
I am too busy to fight this.
Have you been able to replicate the symptoms? I have replicated it on every
RH7.2 system I have installed.
I've seen this before and some similar things. It's caused by fonts not being
found, I believe. The Sawfish RPMs in "gnomehide" use fonts that are more
reliably found (but don't work as well in Japanese).
FYI - I've just updated several machines with the latest updates from
updates.redhat.com. I saw some XFree86 updates (dated 23 Jan 02) and installed
them. Problem is still there. Alt+Tab just beeps and toggles the last two
DOH! Spoke too soon! I was looking through this bug report and saw the link to
ftp://people.redhat.com/hp/gnomehide/. I grabbed these files:
After installing, alt+tab works again!
Must be the font issue then, #54491
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 54491 ***