Re: trayer crashes sawfish

> I'm not sure if it's a trayer or sawfish issue but will first ask you
> guys if anyone can reproduce the problem at all.
> I'm running sawfish 1.3.1 without gnome and needed a standalone tray
> utility so started to use trayer
> I downloaded the source from debian, also a necessary patch, compiled
> and ran it.
> Everything seems fine, the tray works and docks the icons (nm-applet,
> battery usage, skype, etc) but as soon as I press the middle mouse
> button on the background in order to bring up the sawfish main menu,
> sawfish crashes. This means that windows don't get focus, edge
> flipping stops working, etc. The only thing I can do is Ctrl+Alt+F1 to
> terminal mode, killall -9 trayer, Ctrl+Alt+F7 back to GUI mode and
> then observe that sawfish is still dead, the headers of the windows
> are black, etc. Then go back to terminal mode, killall -9 sawfish, and
> restart X.
> So my questions are:
> 1. Does anybody use trayer + sawfish?
> 2. If yes, does it work properly?
> 3. If not, what tray application do you use (I tried stalonetray but
> it's very buggy, exiting an application like rhythmbox and restarting
> it again for example causes the rhythmbox icon to not appear on the
> tray. I have to kill stalonetray, restart it, in order to get
> rhythmbox show up again.)?
> 4. If you've never used trayer, can you please try compiling it and
> seeing whether you have the same problem as me?

After looking into this issue a bit further I discovered a number of
tray/panel applications, but unfortunately none of them work:

1. docker - - Opens a window, not
something that sticks to the background root window
2. PerlPanel - - Doesn't compile
3. pypanel - - Compiles but segfaults
(32bit vs 64bit issue)
4. peksystray - - Opens a
window, not something that sticks to the background root window

After all of this I'm out of ideas. Trayer came the closest to
actually work, but it crashes sawfish as I described in the first

Any input from you guys would be very helpful, I'm sure!


Psss, psss, put it down! -

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