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Re: what to do with gtk-2/gtk-3 clash?

On Sat, 15 Dec 2018, Matthew Crews wrote:

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On Thursday, December 13, 2018 2:28 PM, Felmon Davis <davisf@union.edu> wrote:

trying to start Firefox (from Mozilla), Pan, Google-Chrome-Stable

TK+ 2.x symbols detected. Using GTK+ 2.x and GTK+ 3 in the same
process is not supported

(I use Trinity-Desktop which extends KDE3.)

I first noticed the problem after upgrading Firefox from Mozilla's
site. it came up without vertical scrollbars. I tried to sort this out
by changing themes and their properties. that is likely the source of
the issue.

the stuff I find online offers nothing useful if you are not
developing code.

guidance sought.

I didn't even realize Debian supported Trinity. Its not in the official repos.

my system is likely to be a hybrid, to put it delicately, as I had a Devuan base (using Jessie) and upgraded to Stretch from it.

I don't know the implications of this.

It sounds to me like you should try a supported DE and see if it is reproducible. I know XFCE uses both GTK2 and GTK3 libraries and runs these web browsers without issue. If it is not, I would file a bug report with the folks at Trinity.

I will consider this. as a matter of fact, in my struggles I feared I was going to mess things up beyond recovery so I installed xfce4 on the side (I can log into it) to continue work if I had to.

I don't remember a lot as I didn't do much there but it did run Pan and I believe FF. but I used my Windows 10 machine to research problems and eventually hit on the device of stripping out GTK3.

about possible bugs, I may check it out over the weekend. my suspicion is some conflict in themes. right now I am reluctant to test reinstall my suspects, gtk3-tqt-engine-trinity and gtk2-engine-oxygen because of time-constraints though I suppose it'd be easy enough.


Felmon Davis

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