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    Default (Solved) Evolution not working after zypper dup

    2 days ago i did a distribution upgrade (after a year or so leaving the system as is) and Evolution stopped working. It showed all my incoming mails, sent, trash... but i couldn't open them. Only a blank screen where the body of the mail should show up. It was not possible to write a new mail, same blank screen.
    After a lot of searching i found something in an old post, forgot where. Open a terminal en write: WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 press enter, ét voila, works like a charm.

    I really don't know what this cryptic message means, but hey, it works.

    Greetings,
    eSe

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    Default Re: (Solved) Evolution not working after zypper dup

    Quote Originally Posted by eSe View Post
    Open a terminal en write: WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 press enter, ét voila, works like a charm.
    I'm having to guess what you actually did. Maybe you used:
    Code:
    WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 evolution
    This would set an environment variable to be used during that run of "evolution". But that's probably a one-time effect. You might be back to having the same problem when you start "evolution" from the GUI window.

    I would check whether there is a configuration setting for compositing that you can turn off. And note that compositing usually refers to fancy graphics (what some people call "eye candy").
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    Default Re: (Solved) Evolution not working after zypper dup

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I'm having to guess what you actually did. Maybe you used:
    Code:
    WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 evolution
    This would set an environment variable to be used during that run of "evolution". But that's probably a one-time effect. You might be back to having the same problem when you start "evolution" from the GUI window.

    I would check whether there is a configuration setting for compositing that you can turn off. And note that compositing usually refers to fancy graphics (what some people call "eye candy").
    Thanks for the reply.

    No, i really wrote: WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 without 'evolution' (saved it in a little file, just to not forget it) and if i log out and log in again, using Enlightment as windowmanager, everything works as it did before, no problems detected so far.

    Greetings,
    eSe

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    Default Re: (Solved) Evolution not working after zypper dup

    Very strange. Giving a value to a variable in the shell will only last as long as that shell is running and will only be known inside that shell process and it's children. Thus you did nothing at all.
    Henk van Velden

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