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Re: Problems with esd

-- Edward Guldemond <thedebategod@yifan.net> wrote
(on Thursday, 03 October 2002, 08:55 PM -0400):
> On Thu, Oct 03, 2002 at 08:38:27PM -0400, Matthew Weier O'Phinney wrote:
> > If you don't need it, and it doesn't work anyway, don't start it in the
> > first place!
> I'm using GNOME and I know how to turn it off, and have, but it is a
> nice feature, and I like it.  I'm just wondering if there is a simple
> fix for it before I break out the debugger and compiler and spend time
> trying to straighten it out.
> Seriously, the solution to open source software problems is not to tell
> people not to use it, but to encourage those users with expertise to try
> and fix it.
And I wasn't telling you not to use it so much as not to start it if you
*weren't* using it in the first place. But I see from the other posts in
the thread that you are using programs that utilize it (Gaim was
mentioned, as well as other gnome/gtk apps) -- so this is the more
appropriate solution.

It may be that the esd you're using is incompatible with one or more of
the gnome or gtk libraries recently released for the debian tree you're
using -- and that these will be properly updated in the tree soon. You
might want to check and see if the esd package(s) have any bugs against
them at bugs.debian.org. If not...  well, if you *have* the expertise,
break out the debugger and compiler...!

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

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