GTK Ubuntu Precise packaging success

Kristian Høgsberg krh at
Wed Apr 18 18:06:08 PDT 2012

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 6:11 PM,  <darxus at> wrote:
> On 04/18, Rune Kjær Svendsen wrote:
>>    Pretty cool Darxus! Works as well on a Precise live CD (USB stick). I only
> Nice, thanks.
>>    had to replace the second "apt-get upgrade" with "apt-get dist-upgrade".
> Yeah, sorry about that, I already fixed that in the directions in the PPA.
>>    Then I went to a VT and restarted lightdm with:
>>    sudo service lightdm restart
>>    and ran:
>>    unity --reset
>>    on the same VT
> Cool.
>>    Back at VT 7 unity had restarted and weston ran fine (got some errors like
>>    "Internal error:�� Could not resolve keysym SunProps/SunFront/SunOpen"
> That's normal, I don't know what it is.

Should be fixed in most recent xbkcommon.

>>    though). The programs you mentioned all ran fine initially, but it all
>>    went downhill when I tried running weston from a VT to get it in full
>>    screen mode (yeah yeah, total hubris, I know). Now some programs start,
>>    but crash when I mouse over them, and the more complex programs (like...
>>    anything but calculator) don't start at all.
> Weird.  Only thing I can think of that *might* be related is having
> another instance of weston running.  I've seen some weird things happen
> related to that.  Try running "killall weston" and then trying again.
>>    Would there be a way to get weston to run from a VT? That is, in full
>>    screen mode?
> Yup.  weston needs to be suid root (or run from weston-launcher, which
> isn't included in v0.85).  So:
> sudo chown root ~/install/bin/weston
> sudo chmod +s ~/install/bin/weston
> Then run weston from your VT.
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