GNOME 2.26.3

Wayne Blaszczyk wblaszcz at
Tue Sep 22 04:09:47 PDT 2009

Hash: SHA1

DJ Lucas wrote:
> On 09/16/2009 09:22 AM, Wayne Blaszczyk wrote:
>> Hash: SHA1
>> DJ Lucas wrote:
>>> On 09/11/2009 02:16 AM, DJ Lucas wrote:
>>>> I also have an issue with the desktop icons; Computer and Trash do not
>>>> work.  'Could not display "computer:///".  The file is of an unknown
>>>> type'.  In the past, this has been due to glib modules dir, but that is
>>>> not the case as gnome-vfs has been fixed to install in /usr (based on
>>>> the gio-2.0.pc file (glib)) for some time.  GIO_EXTRA_MODULES has no
>>>> effect.  I'm honestly not sure what is up with that.
>>> Same for the network icon (after configuring it to show in gconf).  I
>>> understand FUSE is now required for that functionality.  Got it built
>>> into the kernel.
>>> root [ /home/dj ]# cat /boot/config- | grep FUSE
>>> root [ /home/dj ]# exit
>>> Wondering if that also has to do with lack of consolekit.....anyway,
>>> it's on the way in for the shutdown issue.
> Nope..that wasn't it.
>> DJ,
>> Are you going to start on consolekit? Because I was thinking of doing it.
> No, no, please have at.  DeviceKit will also have to go in as well for 
> gnome-power-management. I'm just trying to get a working desktop out of 
> it and to get a partial understanding of how gnome internals all work 
> together.  Sorry I can't be of more help.
>> With the icon problem and the gdm greeter, I did a quick experiment by
>> installing gnome with just --prefix=/usr and no other configure
>> (directory)options, and lo and behold all the icons were there on the
>> gdm greeter including a desktop background! I'm guessing the problem is
>> that some gnome packages assume that other gnome packages use the same
>> libexec directory.
>> A case in point is that gdm expects ck-get* (consolekit binary) to be in
>> /usr/lib/gdm.
> Unfortunately, it seems that there are a few bad assumptions in the 
> Gnome autoscripts that didn't used to be there, and these should all be 
> fixed upstream, preferably via pkg-config.  I take it that you are not 
> seeing the (suspected) GIO issue mentioned above?
> -- DJ Lucas
The shutdown and network/trash icons have been fixed, are there any more
 problems you can see?
GNOME 2.28 will be released shortly. I suppose we should update to this
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla -


More information about the blfs-dev mailing list