menu and toolbar did not show up!

Bug #458100 reported by Schugy on 2009-10-22
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icewm (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: icewm

ii icewm 1.2.37+1.3.4pre2-3 wonderful Win95-OS/2-Motif-like window manager
ii icewm-common 1.2.37+1.3.4pre2-3 wonderful Win95-OS/2-Motif-like window manager
un icewm-gnome <keine> (keine Beschreibung vorhanden)
ii icewm-gnome-support 1.2.37+1.3.4pre2-3 GNOME support files for IceWM
ii icewm-themes 1.2.26-1 Theme files for the Ice Window Manager
Kubuntu Karmic fully updated
Everun Note with Turion X2 TL-56 and RS690M graphics (open source radeon driver as installed by default)

When logging in with kdm I only get the desktop background colour and the mouse pointer. No menu, no toolbar and no shortcuts working to try to launch any application. I had to type '"restart kdm" and use another windowmanager.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 22 13:48:02 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: icewm 1.2.37+1.3.4pre2-3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: icewm
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Schugy (ich-schugy) wrote :
Schugy (ich-schugy) wrote :

I've tried to start icewm with startx (as I did successfully with fluxbox) but without any success. Package seems to be broken.

Schugy (ich-schugy) wrote :

I've tried AMD64 platform too and I can't start icewm using
startx /usr/in/icewm
startx /usr/bin/icewm-experimental
Login with kdm doesn't work either.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

     icewm | 1.2.37+1.3.4pre2-3 | karmic/universe | source, amd64, i386
     icewm | 1.2.37+1.3.4pre2-8 | lucid/universe | source, amd64, i386

Have you tried building lucid's source package in a karmic pbuilder/sbuild/schroot? (See for the changes files.)

ibidem (ibid-ag) wrote :

Doesn't icewm-session start the task bar? The bar should show up anyway, but icewm-session might be a work-around. Another work-around might be adding the lines,
ShowTaskBar = 1
TaskBarAutoHide = 0
TaskBarShowStartMenu = 1
to ~/.icewm/preferences or ~/.icewm/prefoverrides
These are all default, but setting them might work.
I've had no trouble with the taskbar (same icewm on Lucid, current on Lucid, ? on Jaunty), it might not be the package.

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