[Gta04-owner] Finger-friendly UI experiment

Neal H. Walfield neal at walfield.org
Mon Nov 14 23:10:16 CET 2011


At Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:28:18 +0000,
Neil Jerram wrote:
> 
> On 14.11.2011 11:47, Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> > At Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:51:39 +0000,
> > neil at ossau.homelinux.net wrote:
> >
> >> Therefore I think I probably won't try Hildon just yet.  I'm more 
> >> interested next in getting things like GPS, Bluetooth and Wifi nicely 
> >> integrated and working.
> >
> > Sure.
> 
> Well I did have a quick go after all - but unfortunately it appears not 
> to be straightforward.  After "apt-get install hildon-desktop", putting:
> 
> hildon-desktop &
> exec matchbox-window-manager
> 
> instead of the matchbox desktop and panel, and restarting X, I get:
> 
> (1) a desktop with no text and no obvious UI controls on it, and
> 
> (2) lots of errors in .xsession-errors - see below.
> 
> Do you happen to know if there's something else I should be installing 
> or doing?

Ouch.  Most of those errors appear because you don't have hildon-icons
installed (or hildon-desktop is not looking in the right place).
Installing that should fix all of the messages except:

> ** (hildon-desktop:3311): WARNING **: Plugin desktop file not found, 
> ignoring plugin

> ** (hildon-desktop:3311): WARNING **: Application hildon-desktop did 
> not provide valid .desktop file

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what those mean.

Neal


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