Gcompris broken?

Josef Wolf jw at raven.inka.de
Thu Oct 5 22:50:23 BST 2006

On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 06:28:47PM +0100, Gavin McCullagh wrote:

Thanks for your answer, Gavin.

> On Wed, 04 Oct 2006, Josef Wolf wrote:
> > I downloaded edubuntu-6.06.1-live-i386.iso livecd to check it out.  When
> > I launch gcompris, it just logs me out from the desktop without any error
> > message.  Then I downloaded and installed edubuntu-6.06-install-i386.iso
> > and updated it.  Same effect: when I try to start gcompris, I just be
> > thrown out from the desktop.  There's a gcompris-administration, which
> > offers to administrate user/groups/tables, but actually, I can't enter
> > anything to it.
> edubuntu-6.06 -- the current stable one?  That's pretty strange.
> This looks pretty relevant:
> http://www.archivum.info/k12osn@redhat.com/2006-04/msg00149.html
> suggests you run a command line and type:
> 	gcompris -x
> though I've no idea from here what that actually does.

The manpage don't say anything about this option.  But it seems to help.

> > I can reproduce this on 3 different computers.
> Are those computers all the same hardware or all different?  I'm
> particularly thinking of the video card.  Can you tell us which one it is

All completely different:

- a 1.4GHz Palomino with Matrox MGA
- a 3.2GHz P4 with intel on-board graphic
- a 850MHz Celeron with via CLE266 on-board graphic

I can supply lspci output if it would help to locate the problem.

> > Anybody seen such problems?  Any ideas what I screw up here?
> Not sure but if you get bounced out of your session, you might like in your
> home directory at the file .xsession-errors to see does some error appear
> there.  You might also look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log and see is there any
> error in there.

Ah, will try to remember for the next time.  Thanx!

BTW: Is there any way to use DHCP while installing edubuntu?

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