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Old 14th May 2008, 10:00 PM
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windowmaker and fedora 9

I have just installed fedora 9. Everything runs as expected except
when I try to use windowmaker as my window manager the program does not run
and gives an error that it has received a signal 11.

I tried to save the log (core) but cannot find it. I used to use fedora 8 with no problem with window maker.

Any help would be appreciated. I have no idea what the problem is?

thanks
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Old 18th May 2008, 10:29 PM
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'me too'

i have the same problem, except that windowmaker was fine for me until i did a 'yum check-update' and installed the updates to WindowMaker and WINGs-libs.
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Old 27th May 2008, 02:28 AM
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I have the same issue. Where does the core file go?
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Old 28th May 2008, 07:56 AM
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Mee too

It happens to me too but I could not find any clue how to fix it.

I've tried to strace through the wmaker process and I found that it crashes somewhere after reading something from the X socket (fd 4).

I also did not find the core file.
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Old 31st May 2008, 12:45 AM
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I rebuilt WindowMaker from source and all is fine again! If anyone is interested, I can post the notes for the same. Some patching of the source files is required to avoid certain assembly-related error messages.
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Old 4th June 2008, 05:49 PM
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please post the notes, I love that desktop, but can't get it to run.
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Old 6th June 2008, 09:36 PM
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Sorry for the late response. I'll post the notes when I get home. For the time being, what you could do is try and install all the dependencies that you need to build WindowMaker.
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Old 7th June 2008, 01:57 AM
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Here you go: tar xzvf WindowMaker-0.92.0
patch WindowMaker-0.92.0/wrlib/x86_specific.c < windowmaker-gcc4.patch.txt
./configure --x-includes=/usr/include/X11/ --x-libraries=/usr/lib/ > configure.log 2>&1
make > make.log 2>&1
make install > make_install.log 2>&1

Notes: Add /usr/local/lib entry in /etc/ld.so.conf and then run ldconfig as 'root' before starting WindowMaker using startx.

Apply the patch as shown in the following page:

Code:
http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http://www.vivaolinux.com.br/dicas/verDica.php%3Fcodigo%3D10364&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=5&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522can%2527t%2Bfind%2Ba%2Bregister%2Bin%2Bclass%2B%2527GENERAL_REGS%2527%2Bwhile%2522%2Bwindowmaker%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG
After building and installing Window Maker with standard configure options, you may get the following message when trying to run WPrefs:

Code:
WPrefs warning: could not locate image file windowfocus

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file whandling

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file menuprefs

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file iconprefs

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file ergonomic

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file paths

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file workspace

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file configs

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file menus

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file keyshortcuts

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file mousesettings

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file appearance

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file fonts

WPrefs warning: could not locate image file expert
The missing WPrefs icons (tiff files) can be restored by simply creating the /usr/local/GNUstep/Applications directory followed by:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/share/WPrefs/ /usr/local/GNUstep/Applications/WPrefs.app

Hope others find this useful!

Last edited by msrinath80; 10th June 2008 at 12:29 PM.
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Old 2nd July 2008, 04:20 AM
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FYI: I've updated the bug report on Window Maker --> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448360
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Old 4th July 2008, 05:27 AM
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Update: A new Window Maker version has been pushed directly to Fedora 9 stable repository courtesy of Petr Machata. Please test it on your machines and report any failures in the above bug report.
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