RE: Ximian Gnome 1.2 on Solaris/Sparc. WM problems!

Hello Brandon,

	Well to be quite honest I had a similiar scenario on my i386 laptop and SuSe 7.1
	What I came up with after typical testing of single elements was that sawfish wasnt running. Reason? It lacked some libs. After I inserted the Suse 7.1 CD into the CDrom and started YAST2 it automatically selected about 28 packages to install without me ever selecting anything.
	Ofcourse, needless to mention that sawfish wasnt even set as the default WM in the control-center. And all of this happened with gnome 1.4
	Conclusion? The problem seems to have smth to do with sawfish maybe and is not tied only to gnome 1.2
	Check if you have the same instalation profiles on your Sun boxes (since I had some heavy problems making gnome run on Solaris 8 at all) and then tell us what happened.


-----Original Message-----
From: gdev [mailto:gdev softhome net]
Sent: 21 May 2001 14:19
To: gnome-list gnome org
Subject: Ximian Gnome 1.2 on Solaris/Sparc. WM problems!

Hey all, I've got a pretty ticky problem here that I really need help with 

I did a regular install of Ximian 1.2, Solaris8/Sparc. When I log into 
gnome, it 'seems' to start up okay, even says its loading the window 
manager. But when it comes up, all the boarders around dialogs and programs 
and messed up, just distorted and weird.  To fix it, I just goto the 
control-center and switch window managers, dosn't matter which one, 
sawfish, gnome-wm, twm, fixes them right up.  So I think gnome is failing 
to start a windowmanger on load, or else it's loading twm and THINKING it's 
loading sawfish, and sending the boarders to be displayed and, IE, the 
distorted display.  That's my only guesses, has anyone else had this 
problem or know of a way to fix it.  The real killer is I've installed this 
same dist on 3 other Solaris8/Sparc boxes, one of them the exact same type, 
a sun enterprise 250 server. All three of those boxes worked great for 
testing, and this server I'm putting it on now, is a production 
server.  Kinda ticks me off that testing phase went great and production 
phase is totally messed up.  Thanks for the help!

Brandon Wilson. 

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