Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 595989
gthumb slideshow mode does not work
Last modified: 2013-01-13 08:52:50 EST
Description of problem:
Slideshow in gthumb hangs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from F12 to F13 via preupgrade
2. run gthumb [for eg: cd pics; gthumb .]
3. click ' view as slideshow' icon
a blank fullscreen
a poper slideshow
I have to do 'alt-tab' to get out of this blank fullscreen. [Escape key does not work]. However 'switch to fullscreen' option works fine.
I can confirm this with clean F13 install. The blank screen can be removed with alt+f4 btw.
Looking forward to see the slideshow fully functional.
*** Bug 601532 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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I'm also having this issue on a clean F13.
Me too, both i386 and x86_64 with intel video:
The slideshow window becomes totally unresponsive; the main window is still working fine.
Extra observation: if the transition effect is set to None in the slideshow pane of the preferences dialog, the slideshow starts working fine.
Yes changing the 'transition effect' setting appear to work for me.
This issue and workaround is also listed at
BTW: there is a new release of gthumb [but this issue is unchanged in this release]
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Slideshow in gthumb hangs
> Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
> How reproducible:
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. Upgrade from F12 to F13 via preupgrade
> 2. run gthumb [for eg: cd pics; gthumb .]
> 3. click ' view as slideshow' icon
> Actual results:
> a blank fullscreen
> Expected results:
> a poper slideshow
> Additional info:
> I have to do 'alt-tab' to get out of this blank fullscreen. [Escape key does
> not work]. However 'switch to fullscreen' option works fine.
Having the same issue in F14 (gthumb-2.11.90-3.fc14.i686)
The problem is gone with the latest clutter updates for F13:
both i686 and x86_64, Intel graphics.
Problem still occurs on F14 with radeon r600 graphics.
Believe it has something to do with
If that is the case, F14 may need a clutter update to 1.4 or the fix may need to be backported to clutter 1.2
Kevin, thanks for the hint!
which lead to the following patch:
It applies (with "-F 5") to clutter in F14 and fixes the problem with the slideshow in gthumb! ;-)
I'm not sure about any unwanted side-effects, but at least gnome-shell seems to work fine...
Unfortunately clutter's test suite dies with a segfault even with the current clutter release in F14.
@clutter maintainers: please can you review whether you can add the following patch to the clutter package in Fedora?
Thank you very much in advance!
Re-assigning to clutter component...
If I can do anything to help fixing this bug in clutter, please just let me know!
Clutter Team, any comments on this bug?
On my ATI card, I found that this option helps
I set this in my .bashrc file and then logout and login
The ATI fix does not work for an intel graphic card :
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Abandon (core dumped)
Interesting the CLUTTER_VBLANK=none also helps on my recently install Intel video based laptop.
Do you have dbus disabled?
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