working on Red Hat Gnome 2.16.0 (pretty old, I guess). Whenever I launch emacs 24.4.1, i keep getting these warnings popping on the terminal I launched it from.

Can anybody either point me to a possible cause of the issue, or suggest how to turn these warnings off?

They tend to clog my terminal...


According to commends on Emacs bug#16522: (https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-emacs/2014-01/msg01157.html), this is a bug when using Emacs with GTK version earlier than 2.16.

I've personally seen this on RHEL 5 (GTK 2.10.4), but not on RHEL 6 (GTK 2.24.23).

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  • Thanks -- do you know how to check the GTK version on my machine? – Mike Anblips Jul 17 '16 at 10:17
  • @Mike It will depend on the platform. On RHEL/CentOS, rpm -q gtk2 gives the version installed. Debian/Ubuntu should be aptitude show gtk+2.0 (I don't have access to a system, so this is from memory). – Satya Mishra Jul 17 '16 at 16:05
  • in my version it is rpm -q gtk2 indeed, and it returns gtk2-2.10.4-21.el5_7.7 as you predicted. – Mike Anblips Jul 21 '16 at 8:22

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