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Old 10-26-2015, 01:15 PM   #1
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gtk+-2.10.14 "LFS compiled" NO CHECKBOX ICONS

hi. i compiled a linux from scratch year 2010 (circa debian sqeeze)

"everything" works except i have no check-box icons in mosaic/mozilla firefox 5.0, 6.0 (also 20.0, 39.0 with gtk+-2.21.6). the checkboxes work but do not show if the boxes are checked.

i am wondering 2 things:

#1 why doesn't gtk/gnome ever work out of the box?

#2 it's the only thing not working. i do not get an error message (i get no, zero, GTK/GDK error while running firefox browser built on it). i have all the icon related pkgs i know of installed (icons work, just not the check-boxe indicator)

again this is all pkgs i can find compiled and installed (and icon cache update was run). is "out of the box" and unconfigured.

it's minor per say "one problem" but major because it impacts usability seriously. i'm wondering if gdk/gtk/mozilla people ever test any of their releases at this point, or are controlled by insiders (at google microsoft apple redhat) who do these things to prevent anyone but themselves from making their own release. (my other post is about gtk+-2.21.6 have no icons and having .png icon support DELETED so that previous gtk2 released binary software is broken, which i find suspicous, as they also insured having two gtk2 versions co-installed is impossible without tedious support on a per application basis: which is easily avoided by siimply following lib practices well known since Sun Microsystems made lib versioning / co-installing popular)

RECAP: is checkboxes working w/o icons to indicate state of checkbox a firefox bug or a GTK or GDK bug, knowing 99.9 of all else appears to be working?

how would i go about finding the culprit with NO ERROR MSGS ?

Last edited by debguy; 10-26-2015 at 01:17 PM.
Old 10-30-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Distribution: LFS, Ubuntu Hardy
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Have you tried testing your programs under a different gtk theme? It sounds a bit strange that you would experience this issue with two different versions of gtk. Do your check boxes work in non-mozilla programs?

I myself have SeaMonkey running with its own local version of GTK on Mepis 11 (based on Debian Squeeze) and have never had this problem.


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