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How do I run Sugar in Fedora 16?

asked 2011-11-28 14:48:30 -0500

SoumyaC gravatar image

updated 2011-11-29 00:04:37 -0500

I followed the steps from this Sugarlabs wiki link to build sugar in my Fedora 16 box. Till the build stage everything was successful but when I try to run sugar-emulator with the command -

# ./sugar-jhbuild run sugar-emulator

The screen start where I can input my name, goes to next windows to choose the color. The moment I click the next button in that sugar-emulator window it crashes giving the following error -

Window manager warning: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on display ':30'.

Any thing I am missing ? Please help.

P.S : I am running GNOME3 Desktop Environment. I don't want a separate Desktop Environment, I need my sugar to run on a application window in Gnome3 desktop.

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what is your sugar-emulator version?

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-29 04:18:13 -0500 )edit

I am not not in front of my box now, but I directly cloned it from Github, so it should be the latest.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-29 05:59:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-11-29 16:23:44 -0500

SoumyaC gravatar image

Finally I could solve it. There was a problem with the Gconf-dbus. This are the below steps I followed -

# ./sugar-jhbuild cleanone Gconf-dbus
# ./sugar-jhbuild updateone GConf-dbus
# ./sugar-jhbuild buildone GConf-dbus

After this three commands try running the emulator with screen specifications as you like

# ./sugar-jhbuild run sugar-emulator -i 1200x900

It was successfully starting the sugar-emulator and I could use the Sugar Desktop in a window from by Gnome3 Desktop. Thanks all for helping with their suggestions !!

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how did you manage to get dbus msg?

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-29 16:32:57 -0500 )edit

@shaiton : No idea !!

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-29 23:44:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-28 16:14:51 -0500

shaiton gravatar image

updated 2011-11-29 03:03:13 -0500

Hi, if you don't really need to build it by yourself, I recommend you to install the soas spin (yum groupinstall "Sugar Desktop Environment").

Consider asking on the mailing list.

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I was going to ask why he was not using the fedora sugar spin or fedora repos.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2011-11-28 16:27:35 -0500 )edit

By installing Sugar Desktop Environment from yum, can I work on a Window having Sugar present in my Gnome3 Desktop Environment, or will it give me another desktop environment other than Gnome3.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-29 00:00:03 -0500 )edit

If its a separate desktop environment like Gnome 3 for which I have to log off from Gnome 3 and start it, then I don't need that, I want Sugar to run in a Window in my Gnome3 Desktop.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-29 00:01:20 -0500 )edit

@SoumyaC, you'll run the Sugar Desktop Environment. I would suggest then to install Soas in a virt guest.

shaiton gravatar imageshaiton ( 2011-11-29 03:24:52 -0500 )edit

@shaiton : That's an option , but I was wondering why it would fail to run with this error, I rather want to debug this problem if possible rather than going by workaround. I have previously build and installed Sugar and ran the sugar-emulator in fedora 13. It ran super fine without issues.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-29 03:38:16 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-11-29 00:28:42 -0500

My understanding is sugar is a desktop environment, not something you run within gnome


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If I remember correctly from sugar-jhbuild, if you run sugar emulator its starts on your Gnome3 desktop. So Sugar basically runs in a application window, not a separate Desktop Environment. Its like Virtualbox, if it helps you understand what I really mean.

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-11-29 00:54:52 -0500 )edit

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