Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59607
errata breaks gnome status dock
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to the errata release of XFree86 on Red Hat Linux 7.2, the gnome
status dock stops swallowing items, such as gabber's status icon.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install errata: gabber's icon comes up in its own window
2. Downgrade only the XFree86-4.1.0 package to release 3: gabber's icon is swallowed
3. Upgrade errata: gabber's icon comes up in a window again
I cant personally see how XFree86 could be involved with something as
high level as an app being swallowed by the GNOME status dock.
I'd be inclined to believe this is a bug in gabber, GNOME, gtk, or
the GNOME panel, however I'd need a lot more info in order to lean
toward it being a bug in anything in the XFree86 update.
Do all applications fail to dock, or just that one? Provide as many
details as you can please. Also, please try the following:
Start XFree86 with the following command instead of your usual method.
You will need to do this in runlevel 3:
startx &> /tmp/x.log
Then use gabber and whatever you normally use. After the problem occurs,
please quit X, and then attach /tmp/x.log to the bug report using
the link below. Thanks.
attach to the bug report the
Close this bug, please. I apologise for submitting it.
I do not know why updating the X server caused this problem, but it does not
occur with the Red Hat supplied sawfish window manager, so I think it's
officially not your problem.
I did try this on an entirely separate machine running only Red Hat packages,
with all errata applied. However, the only program I could think of on that
machine that used the status dock was KDE's CD player. Swallowing KDE app icons
used to work, but apparently is now broken in GNOME entirely. KDE had no
problem swallowing app icons from any application, including gabber, at any
point during testing.
Closed at the request of the reporter. Doesn't sound like a Red Hat bug, anyway.