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Old 10-09-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
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application startup problem


Hi all,
I just finished configuring gnome on slackware. I have a peculiar problem. I installed firefox, mplayer and gaim packages (from linuxpackages.net) but they dont start. I've looked for log messages but I cant seem to find them. When i start the binary...I can see the application running in system monitor but I dont see it on screen.

Although if I start the apps as root, I can see them...Is this the problem with export display for regular user??? or a permissions problem???

Any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks tux
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:32 PM   #2
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Do you try to run them using console or a icon thing, ive had a sim problem but fixed it by starting things in console, most of the time you just cd the programs folder and type ./theprograms name. Please post a little more infomation.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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no matter where i start it...console or x. If I start apps in console...the programs seems to run it but it doesnt open up any windows...no error messages. I just terminate them. Now let me tell you this...I have installed bluefish package the same way and i can run it very well...but not mplayer, firefox or gaim.

tux,
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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Have a look in ~/.xsession-errors ...


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Old 10-09-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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well...i just unset the display env variable...and now when i start firefox from console it give me the following warning...

Gtk-Warning **: cannot open display

before unsetting the display variable...it didnt show this error.

Any clues

 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:56 PM   #6
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Have a look in ~/.xsession-errors ...
interesting...no .xsession-errors file. Might be a problem with my .xsession file since i created by hand. It has only the following line

xhost +localhost

Tux,
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:59 PM   #7
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How are you starting X/Gnome?


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Old 10-09-2004, 10:02 PM   #8
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run level 3 and then i log in as a regular user...and startx.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 10:17 PM   #9
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That explains why your .xsession "works" ;)
despite its brevity.

It's not being used.


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Old 10-09-2004, 10:21 PM   #10
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so what could be the possible solution?????
 
Old 10-10-2004, 02:19 AM   #11
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Okay I just logged via a graphical login...apparently I am getting this error in my .xsession-error file

stderr is not a tty - where are you?
SESSION_MANAGER=local/mn:/tmp/.ICE-unix/1797

then i tried to run firefox to see what errors get registered in .xsession-error.

apparently when i terminated the program...it printed out in .xsession-error file...here it is

/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/run-mozilla.sh: line 451: 1961 Terminated "$prog" ${1+"$@"}

Now, I am pretty new to Slackware so please help me with this...

Thanks, Tux...
 
  


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