Workspace Switcher: cannot add workspaces
oberman at es.net
Wed Jun 30 18:40:52 UTC 2010
> Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:24:21 -0500
> From: "Jeremy Messenger" <mezz7 at cox.net>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-gnome at freebsd.org
> On Tue, 29 Jun 2010 19:31:24 -0500, Chris Stankevitz
> <chrisstankevitz at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > FreeBSD 8.1-RC1, GNOME 2.30.0
> > Right-click Workspace Switcher Applet | Preferences | Number of
> > workspaces
> > In this box I specify a number that is greater than 1. For example,
> > "9". Then I click "Close" (there is no OK or APPLY button). The number
> > of workspaces does not change. Furthermore, when I go back into the
> > preferences window, the "Number of workspaces" is back to 1.
> > Q1: How do I fix this?
> > Q2: How can I troubleshoot where in the process the problem is?
> I can't reproduce all of your problem. It sounds like you have an
> permission issue or owner of ~/.* folders/files. Do the ~/.* have the
> correct ownership?
> Try to look in the ~/.xsession-errors for any error outputs.
This is the sort of issue I was having on one of my systems before I
blew away ~/.gnome2, ~/.local, and ~/.config. (I would think ~/.gnome2
most likely for this one.)
Try getting out of Gnome, moving ~/.gnome2 to something like
~/.gnome2.save and start Gnome back up. Once I did that (and I did all
three directories as I was hitting a bunch of weirdness), things started
to behave normally, although I did have to re-create my custom menus and
reset a bunch of stuff.
I had probably upgraded gnome from 2.22 through all even version to the
present and I know a number of things have changed in the schema over
that time. I guess they finally caught up with me. :-(
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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