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Re: X and gtk problems ...

On Wed, Dec 02, 1998 at 03:28:26PM +0100, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> Hello, ...
> i have been playing with the libgtk and libglib packages yesterday, and have
> problems with it.
> the current packages are libglib1.1.4 and libgtk1.1.2, and i was unable to
> compile some test programs with this two, the linker complained about some
> inexistent symbol in glib and something about dlopen@GLIBC2.0 so i got the
> source from this package i got on my local mirror (only libglib 1.1.3 and
> libgtk1.1.2) compiled them installed them, and my compile problem went away,
> but the resulting program hangs with :

This is a known issue with different glibc versions.  The libraries
will continue to _work_ under different glibcs than they were built
with, but must be recompiled in many cases to be able to build new

> Gdk-Message: 
> ** ERROR **: sigsegv caught
> not very meaningful.
> did somone manage to compile and run gtk programs on debian/ppc ? should i get
> the latest libglib ? (there are some endian things in the CHANGES for the
> latest version ?).

Some (many) GTK apps will do this if not started from gnome-panel.  I
have got at least eeyes working locally, so not all is lost.

> ok about the xterm problems i had, i did a strace, and it was a permission
> problem when opening /dev/tty. my /dev/tty is from an earlier base tarball, but
> i think that i ran MAKEDEV on it. anyway it shows the following permisions :
> rw-r--r--, so i chmoded that, and it worked fine, but a when i tried to open a
> second xterm, i got a :no more free /dev/tty" or something similar, any idea
> what is wrong here ?

Send me an strace of the second one, then.  Something is going wrong.

> also when i installed the server, and asked to put in the packages XF86Config,
> it tried to parse the existing XF86Config, and complained about Device "fbdev".
> so i stopped the upgrade, and just left the old XF86Config in place. Is this a
> Bug ?

Yes, but I'm not really looking at X bugs until 3.3.3 is in place, and
even then perhaps not for a month.  It's the week before final exams,
and then break.


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