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Bug 77768 - Latest rawhide (9 november) kills gnome session
Latest rawhide (9 november) kills gnome session
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2002-11-13 06:50 EST by Nicolas Mailhot
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-09 08:22:50 EST
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Description Nicolas Mailhot 2002-11-13 06:50:27 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr-FR; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003

Description of problem:
Upgrading to 9 nov. rawhide caused gnome-session to hang on startup on the two
boxes I've tested (one PIII the other athlon). When using a splash screen it
hangs before any icon is drawn.

Reverting to RH 8.0 Orbit* (+ gconf, bonobo, oaf...) sort of fixes it, gnome
session starts, but lot of gnome parts crash afterwards with  
+ cannot create instance of abstract (non-instantiatable) type `GtkWidget' ;

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Steps to Reproduce:
Upgrade to 9 nov rawhide ORBit*/gconf*/oaf*/bonobo* rpms.

Actual Results:  Useless login (empty blue screen sicne I had disabled splash

Expected Results:  Normal login

Additional info:

This bug has rendered two stations about useless

(Ok, I know that using rawhide can cut, this is one of the most severe breakages
I've seen so far)
Comment 1 Nicolas Mailhot 2002-12-09 05:11:21 EST
Still here after all this time, dropped all RH 8.0 throwbacks and went full Raw

One of the test boxes has an nfs /home, and login in from a RH 8.0 station works
so it's not a user config problem.

Right now I'm reduced to login in failsafe mode, and launching metacity &
gnome-panel by hand in the xterm like in the good old gnome 0.6 days (plus
usually any control-center applet to load user config)

I am the only one with this ? Since I can reproduce it on two independently
installed stations, this would really surprise me.
Comment 2 Miloš Komarčević 2002-12-09 08:22:42 EST
I can confirm this bug on two machines here.
I have since gone back to stock RH 8.0 bonobo.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-09 10:44:25 EST
Downgrade to bonobo-activation 1.0 (the newer bonobo-activation was backed out, 
maybe it's still stuck in rawhide, I don't know).

It may also work to upgrade to a newer control-center.

The crash about 'GtkWidget' is fixed by upgrading libgnomeui, fwiw.

Anyhow, this is working in our current tree, not sure about the ftp site sync.
Comment 4 Nicolas Mailhot 2002-12-09 11:34:14 EST
It works, thanks.

Unfortunately none of my rawhide sync scripts understands reverting to an older
version, so I was stuck with the old new buggy one.

Maybe upping the epoch in this case would have helped ?

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