x.org discussion

Joe Kelsey joe at zircon.seattle.wa.us
Wed Jun 30 20:55:05 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 14:52, Joe Kelsey wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 12:41, Punahele Tannehill wrote:
> > Having just scampered through a thread on questions@, I'm curious about people's 
> > opinions and experiences are with X.org system as compared to XFree86. 
> > Especially in terms of how it may or not affect future development of Gnome.
> I just replaced XFree86 with X.org.  It took quite a bit of work, even
> with the meta-port.  I had major trouble with the meta-port due to
> poorly=specified prerequisites and inability of portinstall to operate
> on it.
> Since upgrading, several panel applets no longer work.  The WindowList
> and WorkspaceSwitcher applets no longer start up, instead giving some
> sort of incomprehensible OAFID error which I have no idea how to fix. 
> This causes much frustration, as I rely on the Window List applet to
> recover iconified applications, such as evolution.  Therefore, I can no
> longer iconify anything, leading to much frustration in my daily work.
> I assume that if I can ever solve the WindowList applet problem, then I
> see no problem with X.org.

In answer to my own question, while trying to rebuild gnomepanel, it
turns out that libwnck references the no-longer-existant libXRes.so, so
I need to rebuild libwnck before rebuilding gnomepanel.

I cannot find any error in any error log which tells me that the reason
the window-list applet cannot start results from a loader error.  What
else might I find that doesn't work now that I have switched to X.org? 
I really do not want to do a portupgrade -fr pkgconfig, but maybe I need


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