On 03/07/2013 08:32 PM, Lester M Petrie wrote:
On 02/27/2013 08:53 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Lester M Petrie wrote:
>> I installed F18 last week, and now when I log in, I get a pop up message
>> box with the subject as the title. The top line then says "Plasma
>> requires an additional service for this operation". Then there is an
>> icon with "script engine" out to the side.
> So this is very strange, normally it should be asking for some specific
> script engine, like "python script engine" or "ruby script
> asking for "script engine" looks broken to me, and it's no big
> surprise that
> it isn't finding it. (The empty string is not a valid scripting language.
> ;-) )
>> The only other strange thing that I observe that might possibly be
>> connected is that when I try to start yumex, it fails with a message
>> YUM: The value for the SHELL variable was not found the /etc/shells file
> This may or may not be related.
> It's possible (but not necessarily the case) that both problems are
> of a more profound issue.
> Kevin Kofler
I haven't found a solution to the Plasma Resources problem yet, but the
yumex problem was because sudo activates /usr/bin/bash as the shell,
while /etc/shells had /bin/bash. I added /usr/bin/bash and yumex works
fine. As far as I can tell, I am not missing any plasma resource
(unless there is a resource for saving special window settings).
I finally got tired enough of the Plasma Resources popping up every time
I logged in that I went hunting for a ways to get rid of it. I removed
apper and the message went away. I tried re installing apper, and it
came back. Since I use yumex, I have removed apper permanently now.
This also seems to have fixed a problem with yumex throwing an error pop
up when it exits.
Lester M Petrie