Ok. I don't know if this process will work for you (or if you have already followed it), but here is what I had to do in order to install dropline.
1. Kicked out of XFree86. (i.e. init 3) I won't go into any details why, but it is a good practice to NOT install a WM/DM while running another one which may be affected (as well as XFree86).
2. Removed everything and anything that had to do with gnome 1.4. to avoid library issues with the current installation scheme of slackware.
3. Installed dropline (i.e. dropline-installer --install)
4. Edited /etc/rc.d/rc.4 to load up gdm instead of kdm
5. Re-started XFree86 (i.e. init 4), and started dropline;
6. Checked if my old apps I used are still working. (OBVIOUSLY NOT!)
7. Downloaded libgtk+ and libglib (or any other required lib) for gnome 1.4. Compiled them, installed them in a specific location where ld would not see them. and developed small wrap around scripts to run the old apps, where the script mainly loaded the needed gnome 1.4 library on request.
Although I am pretty sure steps, 2, 6 and 7 may not need to be done (someone could let me know), I decided to do them because I did not want to give myself a headache trying to figure out why my toolbar is not loading (for example). So far, this process has worked on all 3 of my machines (one of them a laptop).
Now, in the event your XFree86 is not currently working (or acting funny) after a failed dropline install, try re-installing XFree86 again (but back up your XF86Config first, in case it was a special one), and re-install dropline in session mode 3.
//edit: fixed screwed up bolding
Last edited by LNXman; 02-15-2003 at 01:00 PM.