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

Make sure you have the GNU tar installed. I had problems with Sawfish (although not what you are mentioning) and that got resolved by installing the gnu tar and making sure my path to it is set before the SUN tar.

Go to to get it.

>From: gdev
>To: "Dragutin Cvetkovic (EEI)" , gnome-list gnome org
>Subject: RE: Ximian Gnome 1.2 on Solaris/Sparc. WM problems!
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 10:53:24 -0500
>Thanks for the response. As far as gnome installations, their
>identical. I've also just gone though a lib check and as far as
>sawfish would need it's all there. See the odd thing is, the
>'is' there. At least I think it is, if I click on where the close,
>max and
>min buttons should be, they work, so it's like the butons are there,
>the graphics are just warped. Also, a few things I failed to
>mention in
>the first letter, the logout button seems to be broken, it doesn't
>ask if
>i'm sure (gee I never thought I'd bitch about that one heh). It
>just logs
>out right when hit. And the 2nd thing, the tasklist on the panel
>lists all
>the gmc's and everything that should be hidden, as if it would in a
>non-gnome compliant wm. Even when I fix the graphics the tasklist
>clutterd. All of these problems are tied to this one wm problem.
>Let me
>know what you think. Thanks again,
>At 04:48 PM 5/21/2001 +0200, Dragutin Cvetkovic (EEI) wrote:
>>Hello Brandon,
>> Well to be quite honest I had a similiar scenario on my
>>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
>>the Suse 7.1 CD into the CDrom and started YAST2 it automatically
>>selected about 28 packages to install without me ever selecting
>> 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
>>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
>>and then tell us what happened.
>> D.
>>-----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
>>gnome, it 'seems' to start up okay, even says its loading the
>>manager. But when it comes up, all the boarders around dialogs and
>>and messed up, just distorted and weird. To fix it, I just goto
>>control-center and switch window managers, dosn't matter which one,
>>sawfish, gnome-wm, twm, fixes them right up. So I think gnome is
>>to start a windowmanger on load, or else it's loading twm and
>>loading sawfish, and sending the boarders to be displayed and, IE,
>>distorted display. That's my only guesses, has anyone else had
>>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
>>testing, and this server I'm putting it on now, is a production
>>server. Kinda ticks me off that testing phase went great and
>>phase is totally messed up. Thanks for the help!
>>Brandon Wilson.
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