new pango screwing up my x11

kalin mintchev kalin at
Mon Oct 9 07:57:57 PDT 2006

thanks a lot for all the replies....  so much help on this list....

$ mozilla

(Gecko:79673): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type
`GConfClie nt'

(Gecko:79673): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion
`G_TYPE_IS_OBJE CT (object_type)' failed

(Gecko:79673): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion
`G_IS_OBJECT (o bject)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
$ firefox

(Gecko:79761): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: cannot register existing type

(Gecko:79761): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_new: assertion
`G_TYPE_IS_OBJECT (object_type)' failed

(Gecko:79761): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion
`G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

after i forced the old pango package off the 6 release iso i was able to
get xorg to work and have all the applications working fine except
mozilla... i rebuild firefox but every time i try to start it (or mozilla)
i get this crap.. which libraries are those. gnome's?!

ok. well lets see this time...  maybe somebody will actually read this...


> hi all....
> i just wanted to install gaim. did update the ports and then went on to
> install gaim wich installed a new pango that toally f-ed up my x. now i
> can not use it anymore. xorg starts and then when it comes to fire up
> gnome xorg crashes with some thread errors.
> i think the issue is the new pango libraries installed because
> gnome-session was looking for the old ones - i linked the new ones to the
> old names but i get the thread error. it sucks when new software is not
> backward compatible.
> my system is 6 release and it was running nicely before the f-ing pango
> screwd the whole thing up. i'm not interested right now in upgrading all
> the gnome and all the applications on top of it so i was wondering if i
> remove the new pango and install the old from the 6 iso disks would that
> make my life easier instead of upgrading gnome?
> because of all this crap i have to use lynx to send this mail..
> thanks....
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