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Old 02-26-2002, 08:38 PM   #1
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disappearing icons...::sigh::

heylo people,

ive been trying to get a livejournal client to work in linux, and running the typical ./configure, it gives me a gtk error saying my version is not >1.2.0....however i know this isnt true because i run mandy 8.1, where the version is 1.2.10 i believe.

anyways, thats not my problem. as i was doing this, my desktop in gnome icons, and no right click. center click works, as well as the background, but no desktop interactivity....all the files still exist in .gnome-desktop, yet no visual...anyone have any ideas to either problem? thankz guys.

oh by the way...logging out, or restarting does nothing, just incase you wondered......
Old 02-27-2002, 01:45 AM   #2
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For the ./configure problem, mandrake and most other rpm based distro's put gnome and kde in /usr but the default is /opt, the configure script is probably looking in /opt for the libs. You need to point it to the location where mandrake installed the gnome libs with the either ./configure --prefix=/*location* or ./configure --with-*missing flies=/*where they are*. The install document that came with the src will have the correct info. I can't help you with the missing gnome icons as I don't use gnome.
Old 02-27-2002, 02:05 AM   #3
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I haven't used gnome in a long time, but try this. Center click on the desktop and see if there is an option to regenerate the menus. If there is, select it and wait a few minutes for it to get done. Then right click the desktop and start up a terminal window and run gmc & and see if that restores your icons.
Old 02-28-2002, 01:12 AM   #4
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nope, doesnt work. the center click trick that is...i am still puzzled. neither work actually...i have no idea where gtk is, nor how to install prop[erly....i feel like such a newbie..::sigh::


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