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#1 2017-09-12 20:16:40

somethingwittyhere
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Any idea what's causing this folder selection bug in Debian Stretch?

It does not appear with apparently the same exact sources backported to Debian Jessie in MX 15/16.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=863552

So if you try to change the wallpaper folders by clicking in Stretch, any choices are visible but grayed out (disabled).  There are some workarounds, such as clicking the pen icon in upper left and manually entering a folder path, but wonder why this is happening in Stretch and not some other distros.

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#2 2017-09-12 21:32:10

sixsixfive
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Re: Any idea what's causing this folder selection bug in Debian Stretch?

not sure why this happens and if this a bug in xfce or debian but the fileselector wants to open an image but you have to select a folder instead - really weird


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#3 2017-09-12 21:41:56

ToZ
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Re: Any idea what's causing this folder selection bug in Debian Stretch?

It sounds like this bug.There was a gtk 2.24.31 change that resulted in the issue that you are seeing.

It was fixed in this commit. However, it wasn't officially released until version 4.13.0 of xfdesktop - which is also the GTK3 port of xfdesktop. Perhaps the debian maintainers can cherry-pick the patch and add it to their packaging of the 4.12 release?

Edit: Sorry, I lie. Looks like it made it to the 4.12.4 release of xfdesktop.


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#4 2017-09-13 18:55:49

somethingwittyhere
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Re: Any idea what's causing this folder selection bug in Debian Stretch?

Thanks, we backported the Debian testing 4.12.3-4 version to Stretch, since it cherry picked the fix from 4.12.4 as you thought possible, and that fixed it right off!  Debian really should push that into stretch-updates though...it's been fixed in testing since February.  Just must have been overlooked.

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#5 2017-09-15 16:37:11

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Re: Any idea what's causing this folder selection bug in Debian Stretch?

ToZ, we Devs @ MX Linux appreciate greatly your support over the last couple of years!


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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#6 2017-09-15 23:16:58

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Re: Any idea what's causing this folder selection bug in Debian Stretch?

Jerry3904 wrote:

ToZ, we Devs @ MX Linux appreciate greatly your support over the last couple of years!

Glad I can help.


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