FAQ
What does this do?
The gnometext window is all white
Is there a GTK only version?
What are all these Gtk-CRITICAL errors?
How do I compile this?
What do I do now?
The module selector pull-down doesn't have anything in it
How do stop the config window from being displayed?
How do I get the config window back?
How can I help?
I found a bug
Can you make it do (insert some feature here)?
Something isn't in this FAQ that should be

What does this do?

See the about page.

The gnometext window is all white

That seems to happen when enlightenment is set to display a non-pixmapped (plain colour) background. Using gnome to set the colour, or using a wallpaper seems to avoid the problem.

Is there a GTK only version?

See running without GNOME for information on this topic.

What are all these Gtk-CRITICAL errors?

That is GTK telling us that we are doing something wrong. Most of the errors are like these:
Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkstyle.c: line 576 (gtk_style_detach): assertion `style != NULL' failed.
Gtk-CRITICAL **: file gtkcontainer.c: line 1247 (gtk_container_unregister_toplevel): assertion `node != NULL' failed.
We don't realy know how to fix them, and would welcome any suggestions.

How do I compile this?

  1. tar zxf root-portal-0.5.0.tar.gz # some versions of tar might not support the 'z' option. If not use gunzip followed by tar.
  2. cd root-portal-0.5.0
  3. ./configure
  4. make
  5. make install # you'll need permission to write to /usr/local (or wherever you are installing). so you'll probably need to be root.
  6. root-portal

What do I do now?

To get a basic setup happening:
  1. Select "Root-Portal" from the tree.
  2. Choose "Gnometext" from the module selector.
  3. Hit "new".
  4. Select the newly created "Gnometext".
  5. Choose "Filetail" from the module selector.
  6. Hit "new".
  7. Select the newly created "Filetail".
  8. Fill in the "filename" field to point to the file of your choice.
Picture after doing the above config

The module selector pull-down doesn't have anything in it

If the module selector (above the new and delete buttons) doesn't have anything in it, then root-portal has been unable to find it's modules. Try running with the -v option (verbose) to see where it is looking for modules.

How do stop the config window from being displayed?

The configuration window should be displayed each time root-portal is loaded. To stop if from being displayed, run with the "-n" option.

How do I get the config window back?

Once running if you have closed the config window there are a few ways to get it back (without restarting). If you have any gnometext windows, right-clicking on them should bring up a menu with the option "Configure" in it. Running a second copy of root-portal will signal the first to display its config window. You can also send root-portal SIGUSR2 to display it ("killall -12 root-portal").

How can I help?

There is always plenty to do, just email us if you want to contribute.

I found a bug

Yeah, we have a few of those. If it hasn't already been reported, then you can report it on our bug tracking page.

Can you make it do (insert some feature here)?

Submit it to the bug tracking page as a feature request and we'll see what we can do.

Something isn't in this FAQ that should be

If you think there is anything missing from this FAQ, please email us and we'll see what we can do to add it.
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