LibreOffice fails to recognize MATE as GNOME/GTK-based desktop

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Mon Mar 5 12:37:15 PST 2012

Hi there,

On Mon, 2012-03-05 at 21:19 +0100, Arnaud Champollion wrote:
> Le 05/03/2012 12:23, Michael Meeks a écrit :
> > Then we can trivially add this to the desktopdetector.cxx and fix all
> > lightdm users in our next release. But of course you'd need to come up
> > with that information and/or a patch
> Well, actually I can't propose any patch.

	I don't think you're right ! :-) if you read the link I gave you and
spend say 30 minutes poking at it, as a casual non-expert you should be
able to have an educated guess as to what to add/change.

> I have no skill in developpement. I'm simple user ; I would never have 
> been able to solve my problem if someone had not tell me how to do on 
> the user mailing list.

	;-) that is because it's just a matter of 'knowing' not a matter of
applying yourself.

> But I can post every information you need.
> For example, I can say that the problem occured even when using GDM.

	GDM is not so relevant, you need to read what I wrote & the
desktop_detect code & make some suggestions.

> May I make a report on all that on Bugzilla ?

	Of course - if you don't want to hack, discuss patches & how the code
works, please file stuff there, and not on the developers mailing list.
You would want to attach the mail I wrote too for a hacker in that bug
report too to avoid it being lost / useless.

	Thanks :-)


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