[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#511439: Bug#511439: empathy doesn't show UI
sascha-debian-bugs-empathy-1 at silbe.org
Sat Jan 10 23:25:20 UTC 2009
On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 10:28:07PM +0000, Jonny Lamb wrote:
>> Just installed empathy on Debian lenny (fresh install) and tried to
>> start it. It didn't exit, but didn't show any UI whatsoever either.
>> Used empathy-accounts to add and enable a Salut account; didn't make
>> any difference.
> empathy defaults to its UI being "hidden" on first run.
Interesting. The document I've mentioned suggests otherwise.
> As you're using ion3, I'm going to guess you don't have a status bar,
Well, I do have one and at least KDE apps seem to be able to use it.
> A workaround for this is to execute empathy again once you've already
> started it -- the new instance will find the existing instance, pop up
> its UI, and thenexit.
Thanks for the hint, that did the trick. Running the same program
(that's using some global resource) twice is usually asking for trouble
so I didn't think of trying that.
Changing from "Offline" to "Available" doesn't work (it just stays at
Offline - only salut account configured). Should I file a separate bug
> I'm tempted to close this bug as invalid because empathy really is
> designed for the GNOME desktop, although it is very usable anywhere
> a status bar (I run awesome, and I know another who uses xmonad with
While I do see your point, IMO it should depend on Gnome (or rather the
relevant parts) if it doesn't work without it. I'm running konqueror and
korganizer standalone as well and they do work as expected.
PS: Thanks both for your time and your fast response.
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