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Gnome GNOME 2.22.1 has been released. "This is the first update to GNOME 2.22. Come and see all the bug fixing, all the new translations and all the updated documentation brought to you by the wonderful team of GNOME contributors! A lot of work has been done in the stable branch to make it even more solid than it was."
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Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Thu 10th Apr 2008 19:56 UTC
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Member since:
2007-12-16

I've nod nothing but problems since updating to 2.22... Maybe it ain't GNOME's fault half of the new packages didn't install at first, but I spent a nice couple of "F*CKIN H*LLS" installing dependencies one after another until I finally got Nautilus to not to crash on logon. Tracker was updated today, and only thing I noticed, was it breaking Nautilus up again. Got it fixed by reinstalling tracker-lib.

But Compiz still crashes on every logon, and a crash occurs also on first manual run, so I need to run fusion-icon a whopping two times before having my desktop ready-to-use.

VLC lags like hell when I try to play a video file (Totem doesn't). It both launches slow and plays the video with low FPS. And sometimes, when browsing directories with videos, I can see my RAM usage bouncing from 30% to 100%, then back to 30%, then back to 100%, and so on. It doesn't end until I do "killall tracker-extract". Browsing images is also a lot slower and file browser freezes up every now and then (mostly 'now').

Cheese doesn't work with MacMenu plugin so I can't change its used device from my video capture card to webcam, at least haven't yet found a way to force it through terminal. No man pages installed for Cheese and too lazy to lookup around the Net. Tried Gconf editor but it apparently tweaks there don't affect.

Good news are they finally re-added the "calculator" as an option in Keyboard Shortcuts, so I can run Gcalctool easily again.

Edited 2008-04-10 20:16 UTC

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by WereCatf on Thu 10th Apr 2008 20:07 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Maybe it ain't GNOME's fault half of the new packages didn't install at first, so I spent a nice couple of "F*CKIN H*LLS" installing dependencies one after another until I finally got Nautilus to not to crash on logon.

--SNIP--

But Compiz still crashes on every logon, and a crash occurs also on first manual run, so I need to run fusion-icon a whopping two times before having my desktop ready-to-use.


I would suspect it's in your system the issue.. I am not saying it's not possible that it's a GNOME bux, but I am running Mandriva 2008 Spring and I have GNOME 2.22 installed and running just fine. Compiz et al installed and working. Maybe just try a reinstall? It could fix the issue you're having.

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by Lengsel on Thu 10th Apr 2008 20:49 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
Lengsel Member since:
2006-04-19

Can you please specify what you are using GNOME on since all the window managers can be used on Linux, the BSD's, and OpenSolaris, I think it needs to be clarified.

I will install GNOME on FreeBSD and see if I have any of these issue. I am only using command on it right now, there's no x window installed.

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Fri 11th Apr 2008 05:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

I'm using Arch Linux (32-bit).

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RE: Comment by SJ87
by hussam on Fri 11th Apr 2008 23:17 in reply to "Comment by SJ87"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

SJ87, you are mentioning applications (tracker, compiz and macmenu) that aren't even in the official ArchLinux repositories.
Tracker isn't in the official ArchLinux repositories otherwise it would have been fixed to work with your gnome 2.22 installation of nautilus.
Compiz is also not an official ArchLinux package. Also the macmenu plugin you mentioned isn't in the official archlinux repository.

You shouldn't expect third party packages in community/unsupported to actually work with official ArchLinux gnome 2.22 packages. Using unofficial packages even ones done by TU's is at your own risk.
Only official packages are supported.

I'm currently using ArchLinux's official gnome 2.22 packages are they are rock stable.

Edited 2008-04-11 23:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by SJ87
by sj87 on Sun 13th Apr 2008 20:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by SJ87"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

I installed Tracker only because Nautilus started to crashed upon upgrading and whined about not finding some part of Tracker. What I didn't know, was I needed to install only tracker-lib instead of the whole package. I've now removed it but it didn't help at all, since now it's Nautilus that hogs up my memory. It usually takes less than 20 megs, but when browsing vids it eats up to 900 MB and even swaps a bit before settling down and starting a new round.

The rest of the bugs I know are due to my own choses to software differently than maybe meant to, and that Compiz-Fusion thing isn't too severe. Seems like Compiz is having problems with compositing on first try, but still too lazy to try to solve it, since I don't usually even boot more than once or twice a day.

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