Some things I noticed after updating to 2.14

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at
Mon May 1 10:00:52 UTC 2006


I want to know if those things are intended upstream, bugs in FreeBSD,
or just wrong expectations on my side.

After updating, the clock applet didn't remembered that I also want to
see the date. I had this configured since a long time, and it
remembers the setting after I activated this again.

When gdm starts in the boot process, the screen is partly black and
parts of it are in the typicall X11 rasterized grey color. The mouse
pointer doesn't move. After switching to the text console and back, the
GDM screen looks as expected and the mouse pointer follows the movement
of the mouse. I did 2 reboots and I did see this every time.

GDM doesn't respect my settings for "GtkTheme" in the "gui" section
of /etc/gmd/custom.conf. I expect that the Option-menu would use those
settings and only the "button for changing themes on the fly" in the
graphical greeter isn't implemented.

I used graphics/chbg to get a new background every 5 minutes. I have a
large list of backgrounds and chbg offers some nice effects on
background change. Now with GNOME 2.14 I get:
% chbg -scenario /big/pics/normal.chbg
Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  serial 108 error_code 8 request_code 70 minor_code 0
Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  serial 111 error_code 8 request_code 145 minor_code 3

I recompiled chbg, just in case it depends upon an outdated lib, but
this didn't helped. Here's a ldd of chbg:
% ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/chbg
/usr/X11R6/bin/chbg: => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x28102000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x28116000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x28257000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x2828f000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x28292000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x282b7000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x282c0000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x282c8000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x282d6000) => /lib/ (0x283a2000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x283b7000) => /lib/ (0x283dc000) => /lib/ (0x283ed000) => /usr/local/lib/ (0x284dc000)

Has someone an idea what the cause may be (note: there's no nautilus at
startup, I disabled it)? Or at least does someone know a nice program
which is able to pick every 5 minutes a new random background out of a
huge list of backgrounds (they need to be scaled, but not more than to
200%, and not covered pixels need to be black and the picture itself
needs to be centered in this case)?

After the upgrade a part of my session was lost. The startup-programs
(leftmost tab in the session settings application) are removed. I had
chbg and two instances of xmbmon in there. Now there's nothing. I
didn't tried to add anything there yet.


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