Drag and drop failure
Lindsay Haisley <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted
email@example.com, excerpted below, on Thu, 19 Jun
2008 12:28:26 -0500:
> In all cases, I get the movable ul_angle with the "+" or arrow in it,
> and when I move it to the target area on the app, I get no response from
> the app. When I release the mouse the cursor/icon moves back to its
> original location. This is a royal PITA since I need to change column
> headers on a number of indexes in evolution and there's no way other
> than dragon drop to do this. Same with setting up toolbars in firefox!
> Any genuine insight or guidance will be appreciated. I'm willing to try
> just about anything to keep everything working properly.
YMMV on this as I'm a KDE power user and as a result, dislike GNOME's
crippled options with a passion, but I'd suggest checking dbus. It
sounds like the dbus messages aren't getting thru telling the app over
which the mouse is hovering that it's there.
First, assure dbus is running. It may be as simple as it's now failing
to start for some reason. Hopefully it does start manually, at least.
Note that you can start it as a system service if necessary. If you
didn't have it started as a system service already, it may be that the
auto-start is screwed up, but starting it as a system service will still
If it won't start, or it's going, maybe certain apps haven't been rebuilt
after a change somewhere. Try running revdep-rebuild and see if that
May or may not help, as I said I'm not a GNOME user. It's worth
checking, however, and I do hope it helps.
Duncan - List replies preferred. No HTML msgs.
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