Re: gnome 2.2 post-install: icon theme doesn't load, theme-manager segfaults
Hi. Thanks for the quick reply.
On 01 Apr 2003 23:39:34 -0500
James D Strandboge <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 20:35, Chris Metzler wrote:
>> When this occurred, I decided to try and fix it manually by setting
>> the icon theme through gnome-theme-manager . . .which brings up the
>> second problem. However I try to start it, gnome-theme-manager
>> immediately segfaults. I have an strace if anyone's interested (it's
>> long, so not posting it here).
> I can't speak to your whole post, but gnome-theme-manager crashes with
> an older gnome-vfs (can't remember the exact version off hand, but its
> been fixed for a while). Do you have the latest gnome-vfs from
Hi. Thanks for the quick reply. Yeah, the vfs packages (libs, extras,
etc.) are all the current versions in sid.
I did some reading at gnome's bugzilla for similar bugs and noted that
some people who filed similar bugs claimed to be missing a particular
key in their .gconf database, one for the icon theme (see e.g.
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104676 ). I created that
entry with the gconf-editor and I'm now getting icons; what's more,
gnome-theme-manager doesn't crash. This makes some sense in that
the strace looks like it segfaults right after a read of a null string
(I'm just learning C and barely understand this). So I *think* my
problem is solved. This leaves the question of why the initial .gconf
entries aren't being set properly -- and why it's only *some* people
that have this problem -- but anyway . . .
Chris Metzler firstname.lastname@example.org
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