8 Nov 2002 CaptainNemo   » (Journeyer)

Mandrake/Gnome/X r128 server showstopper bug

I've finally gotten around to moving my desktop from win2k to Linux. I've been using Linux for the last few years on my dev box, and I had cygwin nicely configured under win2k. However, after a series of events I decided to take the plunge and replace my win2k interface with X, GNOME and Nautilus.

I was quite happy with Mandrakes version of Gnome 2 and Nautilus, but after a very short time ran into a "showstopper". The GTK scrollbar in some apps (xmms, gnucash, rpmdrake) would crash X.

I scoured the web for information, but this very short thread was the only reference I saw to the bug. I first asked in the Mandrake chat room about it, but was passed on to the Gnome people, so I chatted with them about it and got passed on to the X people. I asked on their irc channel but didn't recieve any responses.

So at this point I can either not use 3d acceleration, get another distro (which may or may not solve the problem), get another video card, or get another version of X. None of which I'm really looking forward to doing.

Any other ideas?

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