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Old 06-03-2004, 06:13 PM   #1
Ian
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Implementing Patch for Windowmaker "Flickering Titlebar" Bug on Mandrake 9.2


Hi,

I'm running Windowmaker 80.2 on Mandrake 9.2: I have found wm to be a terrific window manager. However, there is a bug in windowmaker that sometimes occurs when I have Firefox & Thunderbird open: the two open windows will start rapidly switching focus...the titlebars will flicker. This is a known problem. I found the patch to fix it (see http://www.monkey.org/openbsd/archiv.../msg00111.html and http://blog.sergiocarvalho.com/7448/) and downloaded the patch. However, I have not been able to implement the patch. On the second website listed above, the directions say to go to the directory, "/usr/portage/x11-wm/windowmaker" (which is intended for Gentoo). However, I cannot find anything that resembles this directory on Mandrake. Could someone give me some pointers on how to install this patch?

Thanks,

Ian

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Old 06-04-2004, 03:32 AM   #2
mtb
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Re: Implementing Patch for Windowmaker "Flickering Titlebar" Bug on Mandrake 9.2

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Originally posted by Ian
Hi,

I'm running Windowmaker 80.2 on Mandrake 9.2: I have found wm to be a terrific window manager. However, there is a bug in windowmaker that sometimes occurs when I have Firefox & Thunderbird open: the two open windows will start rapidly switching focus...the titlebars will flicker. This is a known problem. I found the patch to fix it (see http://www.monkey.org/openbsd/archiv.../msg00111.html and http://blog.sergiocarvalho.com/7448/) and downloaded the patch. However, I have not been able to implement the patch. On the second website listed above, the directions say to go to the directory, "/usr/portage/x11-wm/windowmaker" (which is intended for Gentoo). However, I cannot find anything that resembles this directory on Mandrake. Could someone give me some pointers on how to install this patch?

Thanks,

Ian
Well, i didn't know it was a window maker bug. I have always tought it was due to a problem in gtk2.

Basically you need to compile window maker from source to apply the patch, it's a source path and not a binary patch.

So you can dload the 0.80.2 source code, uncompress it, apply the patch and then compile it, then install it.

Anyway i don't know if you can still have auto menu-update and system menus, here i can't help. Every time i compiled a window manager from scratch ( i use debian ) i have "lost" this great feature.
 
  


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