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Again: missing entry in defaults file


Description Nikolas.Arend 2004-07-09 14:54:17 CEST
Olivier, sorry for this, but I think there is still an issue with the xfwm4
defaults file. The defaults file in CVS does not contain an entry
'fullscreen_key'. When I run xfwm4 in gdb it complains about not finding this
entry (see below). I also browsed WebCVS to be sure, but maybe there is
something wrong with CVS atm?

missing value for option fullscreen_key

** (xfwm4:30971): WARNING **: xfwm4: Missing values in defaults file

** (xfwm4:30971): WARNING **: xfwm4: Missing data from default files

Program exited with code 01.
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-07-09 15:06:00 CEST
Yes, sorry, the message is misleading, the fullscreen_key is defined in the key
definition file...

Can you make sure you don't have a copy of keythemerc in

Comment 2 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2004-07-09 15:13:07 CEST
this may sound silly, but why is a defaults file required at all? it's nice to
have as a template for users to modify, but IMHO xfwm4 should have the defaults
hardcoded in the binary to use in the case it can't find a theme file.
Comment 3 Nikolas.Arend 2004-07-09 15:17:42 CEST
ok, the custom keythemerc file was the villain. But I guess it's not good that
a misconfigured user rc-file prevents xfwm4 from starting up at all? Shouldn't
it at least modify it silently or use, like kelnos said, some hardcoded value?

Comment 4 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-07-09 15:25:03 CEST
The user is not supposed to change the default values.
Comment 5 Nikolas.Arend 2004-07-09 15:29:01 CEST
??? But what is a custom keythemerc good for, then? The user is not supposed to
change files that contain default values (like
Comment 6 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-07-10 22:05:02 CEST
A custom keytheme is perfectly okay, as long as it's not called "Default" ;)
Comment 7 Jasper Huijsmans editbugs 2004-07-15 19:09:54 CEST
This can be closed, right?
Comment 8 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-07-15 20:08:50 CEST
Dunno. If the custom theme was called "Default", then ok, it's not a bug,
but otherwise it might need some more investigations.
Comment 9 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-07-16 21:13:06 CEST
Ok, here is what I did:

1) create a theme in my home dir
2) Remove most of the mandatory entries
3) restart xfwm4

It doesn't complain, the default and customized key themes are merged nicely.
So I guess the custom theme was called "Default", that's not a good idea. No
bug here IMO.
Comment 10 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2004-07-16 21:13:59 CEST
Resolving. If you disagree, please let us hear your voice :)
Comment 11 Brian J. Tarricone (not reading bugmail) 2004-07-19 21:04:44 CEST
appears to be no bug + no word from reporter in over a week = closed

Bug #253

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Reported on: 2004-07-09
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


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