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2007-10-07
2013-04-26
  • Trevor Boon
    Trevor Boon
    2007-10-07

    Hi,

    GVA 0.4.5.1

    After scanning the rom directory, the front-end doesn't display any games. It turned out that none of the columns were selected in the preferences. This isn't the default behaviour is it?

     
    • Matthew Barnes
      Matthew Barnes
      2007-10-07

      No, the default behavior is to display the Favorite and Title columns.
      Was this a fresh installation or an upgrade from a previous version?

       
    • Trevor Boon
      Trevor Boon
      2007-10-11

      It was a fresh install onto an Ubuntu 7.04 system.

      It's all fine now, but perhaps it didn't insert a default configuration into gconf during the install process for some reason (I'm guessing GVA uses gconf as there's no .gnome-video-arcade directory in my home directory?).
      If I understand correctly, Ubuntu has had some problems with gconf in the past.

      Anyway, That's just speculation. I thought submitting this thread could help someone else who may experience the same problem.

      BTW, great work with GVA.

       
      • Matthew Barnes
        Matthew Barnes
        2007-10-11

        Yes, GNOME Video Arcade uses GConf.  It stores its keys under /apps/gnome-video-arcade.

        But you raise a good point: GVA should make sure that *something* gets displayed at startup, even if the GConf list of visible columns is empty.  I'll fix that for the next release.

        Glad to hear you like it.  :)