> With a default 11.4 (64bit) install, selecting XFCE for the desktop
> environment I get the following appear in an “xmessage” window.
> “GTK GUI wanted but not found, falling back to Qt”.
> This appears whenever I click cancel in any YaST dialogs, or the
> “Install/Remove Software” dialog from the XFCE menu.
> eg. Opening the YaST->Firewall dialog to check the current status of
> the firewall, then clicking cancel will show the “xmessage” window.
> Is this message harmless and my system is still ok ? It happens
> everytime with a XFCE install, I have reinstalled 11.4 several times to
Yes, it’s harmless. If you like the qt GUI, go into the sysconfig editor
and find the options for YaST and select qt. That will stop the
warnings. If you don’t like qt, you can always install the gtk GUI!
I guess technically, it’s a small bug that should be reported.
QT is a GUI framework used by KDE, GTK is a GUI framework used by Gnome and Xfce.
you can use GTK YaST under KDE and vica versa but usually the “native” them looks “nativer”.
As long as I know they look a but different, but have the same configuration elements.
There are also some changes in functionality. I’m working on KDE but I prefer GTK GUI. Under GTK I have quick summary of updates, live and very good search (just start typing name and You will get all packages) and so on.
On 2011-12-22 08:16, xorock wrote:
> There are also some changes in functionality. I’m working on KDE but I
> prefer GTK GUI. Under GTK I have quick summary of updates, live and very
> good search (just start typing name and You will get all packages) and
> so on.
Only the software management and update modules are different. The rest are
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)