Something's really wrong here [was: Bugs in xfce-mcs-manager and xfdesktop]

Olivier FOURDAN fourdan.olivier at
Tue Apr 22 14:03:34 CEST 2003


The answer is fairly obvious (as seen in the log you sent). use "true" instead of "TRUE" in your gtkrc

The gtk-xfce-engine has changed and older themes aren't compatible. This cause a syntax error that leads gtk apps to crash (well, why the gtk apps crash because of a simple syntax error in the gtkrc is yet another matter)

So when you had 

    engine "xfce" 
        smooth_edge = TRUE

you must use now 

    engine "xfce" 
        smooth_edge = true

This change has been made for consistency with other params that are lower case (xfce engine has been improved recently, it now supports nice gradients, try the new Xfce-redmondxp to see what I mean).


> Ok, I am not sure that it is xfce-mcs-manager anymore. Look at the errors i'm
> getting when I try to start any of the Xfce4 applications. You can find them at:
> There's also a backtrace from xfce4 available,
> And finally, because you might need it, there
> is my gtkrc-2.0:
> I'd be happy if somebody could get on with a solution RSN since my desktop is
> completely red and the moment and the thing segfaults when trying to change
> that.

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