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What is causing "Failed to initialize geis instance Aborted" when trying to run touchegg in Ubuntu 11.10?

I am trying to enable more gesture options for my mac-book touch pad on Ubuntu 11.10, and have come across the touchegg project. I have installed it but when I try to run touchegg from the command line I get the error I described earlier. Does anyone know what is causing this, or even better, how to fix it? Thanks!

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Silly question, but did you try sudo? – Stephan Feb 23 '12 at 2:10
No, shouldn't I get a permission denied error if that's the case? -- and no, it's the same problem. – Victor S Feb 23 '12 at 2:37
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Found out I was using packaged from the release candidates stream where conflicts can arise because some packages don't have ports yet and thus break dependencies. I have moved back to the the regular updates stream and touchegg initialized just fine.

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