Two problems

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Sat Jun 28 09:13:03 CEST 2003


Mozilla dying is *not* related to xfce... I can make it die in a few
seconds on a stock Red Hat 9, whatever desktop envt I use (GNOME 2.2 or
KDE 3.1)

As it seems, I've never find Mozilla that ships with Red Hat stable. If
I get Mozilla from Mozilla website, or if I compile it myself, it's very
stable. When I use the one that comes with Red Hat (all versions I
tried, 7.2, 8.0 and 9), Mozilla is *very* unstable. Go figure.

What I'm trying to figure is exactly what is really related to xfce4.
When you say "the windows suddenly disappear on the screen" can you run
other apps, what happen if you press, let's say "Alt+F2", can you switch
desktops ? Do the window are still decorated ? Can you click on the
desktop and see the menu ? 


On Fri, 2003-06-27 at 20:59, Pär Ekholm wrote:
> fredag 27 juni 2003 19:49 skrev Olivier Fourdan:
> > Pär,
> >
> > First of all, get rid af all versions of libxfcegui4 previously
> > installed and reinstall.
> >
> > rm /usr/lib/libxfcegui4*
> Hi again!
> But the problem is that prior to the install of the beta1 rpms on my rh9 
> system i don´t have ANY xfce4-libraries on the system. So that can´t be the 
> problem. It was so on the beta1-system too (the dying of windows i mean).
> > (or /usr/local/lib/libxfcegui4*, depending on where you actually
> > installed the libs)
> >
> > I've done some testing, kinf of heavy brute force testing (you run as
> > many apps as possible, killing them after a few seconds) - These kind of
> > tests stress the window manager a lot, and usually shows problems fairly
> > quickly.
> >
> > xfwm4 pass them all. This is not the case with plenty of well known
> > window managers.
> >
> > Amazingly, KDE apps died all at once because of DCOpserver dying fairly
> > quickly...
> Yes it happens often with KDE apps. But in my case also with mozilla.
> The list replies about "funky" hardware i must make objections to. My hardware 
> is a athlon thunderbird 1200 Mhz with a regular harddrive (not raid). Nvidia 
> TNT2 graphics board. System: Redhat 9, xfree86-4.3.0-2 (RH9), gtk+-1.2.10-25, 
> gtk2-2.2.1-4 (rpms from the kde-redhat-project). All other rpms are stock 
> redhat 9 rpms.
> > Cheers,
> > Olivier.
> Regards
> P. Ekholm
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