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wujj123456
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Message 35564 - Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 17:31:41 UTC
Last modified: 31 Oct 2010, 17:31:52 UTC

Hi everyone,

I'm having some problems with the advanced view of BOINC Manager. I was using 6.10.56 64bit on Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and I upgraded my ubuntu to 10.10. My menu bar is missing since then.



I tried to reinstall a 6.10.58 64bit version from website and ubuntu software center, but neither of them help. I also tried deleting ~/.BOINC Manager, but the same problem occurs when I switch to advanced view.

I know I can do pretty much everything with boinccmd, but it's really inconvenient without the menu.

If anyone knows how to fix it, please reply. Thanks.

Les Bayliss
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Message 35568 - Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 20:51:30 UTC - in response to Message 35564.

This has also been reported for Fedora, and was discussed briefly 2 weeks ago here.

wujj123456
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Message 35571 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 1:03:05 UTC - in response to Message 35568.
Last modified: 1 Nov 2010, 2:01:38 UTC

This has also been reported for Fedora, and was discussed briefly 2 weeks ago here.


Thank you for the reply. Here's the error message in the terminal:

(boincmgr:24365): Gtk-WARNING **: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.22.0/gtk/gtkwidget.c:9964: widget class `GtkPizza' has no property named `row-ending-details'

I didn't have any warnings when running 6.10.56. Hope this helps.

Update: The warning may not be related. I just compiled the clientgui in trunk/boinc. There is no warning, but the menu is still missing.

wujj123456
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Message 35572 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 3:10:55 UTC - in response to Message 35571.

I dug a little bit. But first, I haven't developed any gui applications. So take my words with a grain of salt. I'm just trying to figure this out.

I have two machines, Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and Ubuntu 10.04 Server, both 64 bits. Everything is fine on the server one, with either 2.6/2.8 libwxgtk/libwxbase.

On the Ubuntu 10.10, the menu won't show up, even running this helloWorld example.
http://www.wxwidgets.org/docs/tutorials/hello.htm
I tried both 2.6 and 2.8. I guess trunk/boinc/clientgui/AdvancedFrame.cpp is the file that creates the menu. I saw similar patterns to the helloworld example. So the code should be OK assuming helloWorld is OK.

I currently don't have time to do a fresh installation in VBox, but I tried Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD and the menu showed up. So it should be some issue related to my Ubuntu environment.

I remembered that I've touched libwx before upgrading to 10.10, when I tried to cross-compile a program in Code::Block. I followed a guide and install libwxbase/libwxgtk 2.8 32-bit.
Here is the guide: http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php?topic=11957.msg81296
Did anyone spot a potential conflict? I think this is the only place I could mess up libwx.

Francesco
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Message 35839 - Posted: 22 Nov 2010, 18:49:44 UTC

As a workaround you could use the shortcuts to open menus, like Alt + F, and then move with arrow keys to navigate through.

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Message 36336 - Posted: 4 Jan 2011, 4:49:36 UTC - in response to Message 35839.

Hello everyone, sorry for digging out the thread. Botg, the dev of FileZilla shined some light on this problem.
http://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18444

It's not the problem of BOINC Manager or FileZilla, but a bug in wxWidget instead.

Thank you for all your help.

As a workaround you could use the shortcuts to open menus, like Alt + F, and then move with arrow keys to navigate through.

Thank you for the workaround. It works perfect. :)

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Message 36338 - Posted: 4 Jan 2011, 8:16:47 UTC - in response to Message 36336.

wxWidgets fix forwarded to development.
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Message 36369 - Posted: 8 Jan 2011, 9:37:14 UTC - in response to Message 36338.

The developers came back to me and said that they aren't going to do anything about it. This one is up to the Linux packet managers, for them to update the wxWidgets libs to include the fix. That'll immediately fix it for each BOINC version that has this problem.
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Message 37514 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 18:49:24 UTC

I found thins in the Ubuntu bug report for a problem with appmenu-gtk (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wxwidgets2.8/+bug/618557). Removing appmenu-gtk fixed the problem that I was having (no menu) in BOINC and Filezilla.

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Message 37518 - Posted: 19 Apr 2011, 5:00:53 UTC - in response to Message 37514.

Hi skoenemann,
Thanks for the update. I removed appmenu-gtk and now the menu is back!

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