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Old 05-03-2005, 11:50 AM   #1
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How to fix GTK settings?


I am pretty sure my GTK is broken. Eclipse won't start, it generates the following error message when I tried to start it. (A portion from the .log file)

!SESSION May 03, 2005 11:54:09.92 ----------------------------------------------
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86, WS=gtk, NL=en_US

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi May 03, 2005 11:54:09.93
!MESSAGE An error occured while automatically activating bundle org.eclipse.core.resources (46).
org.osgi.framework.BundleException: Exception in org.eclipse.core.internal.compatibility.PluginActivator.start() of bundle org.eclipse.core.resources.
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleContextImpl.startActivator( )
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleContextImpl.start(
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleHost.startWorker(
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.AbstractBundle.start(

Also, Adobe Reader 7 could not be launched either. Anyone has any ideas? Is it a good idea to update GTK?

Old 05-03-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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How did you install GTK in the first place? By source? URPMI? RPM?

I updated my GTK (GLIB,PANGO,ATK) and installed it into my /usr directory. Haven't had a problem since.
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Thanks for your reply Micro420. I had spend a day cracking this problem and now the problem is solved. It is not GTK's problem at all. For eclipse, something is wrong with the 3.0.2 version I downloaded. I am using 3.0.1 now and it works fine.

There is an issue with Adobe Reader 7.0 and SCIM. In order to run Adobe Reader 7.0 properly, I need to do

>scim -f x11 -c simple -ns socket -d
>export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim

However, doing this will disable the SCIM. My dumb walk-around for the problem is to create a intermediate script to load acroread. In the script I first run " export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
>export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim" then invoken the real acroread. acroread can be launched without parameter. However, you cannot pass a filename as a file name, it won't run inside firefox even you have the plugin installed for firefox.

I hope mandrake will have update for this problem soon. If anyone knows a better fix to the problem will be appreciated.



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