[arch-general] Emerald crashing on theme change or edit in Gnome

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Apr 13 17:13:28 EDT 2010

On 04/13/2010 04:03 PM, Firmicus wrote:
>>> Happens also without compiz, just latest gnome with metacity: starting
>>> "gnome-appearance-properties" yields
>>> "Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server :0.0."
>>> and X crashes. Not yet sure what's causing this.
>>> F
>> I know that there is a conflict in older versions of
>> gnome/metacity/gtk and the
>> gstreamer-ugly plugin, but I don't think that is the problem with the
>> current
>> Arch package. I don't know what the issue is, but I can confirm the
>> appearance-properties crash as well. On my system, it crashes, the bug
>> reporting
>> tool comes up, I send the bug in, and then I can continue to use the
>> appearance
>> tool without further problems. I can also confirm that this behavior
>> occurs on
>> Gnome 2.2 and the current arch version.
> It appears to be related to some ancient and incompatible configuration
> settings under $HOME/.gconf/, because the problem disappeared after I
> renamed ~/.gconf and restarted gnome/metacity. I have not tracked this
> down further though: I just copied over the settings I really care for,
> and left the rest in a backup.
> F


	Good information. I'll give it a go and see if I can get appearance working
without the familiar bug reporting tool appearing. Thanks.

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