.xsession-errors

Richard Ryniker ryniker at alum.mit.edu
Fri Nov 5 19:11:46 UTC 2010


Some modestly interesting lines in my F14 .xsession-errors file suggest I
might benefit from some lessons in GNOMEish...

  Failed to play sound: File or data not found
  ** Message: applet now removed from the notification area

  ** (nm-applet:1923): WARNING **: get_all_cb: couldn't retrieve system settings properties: (2) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings was not provided by any .service files.

  ** (nm-applet:1923): WARNING **: fetch_connections_done: error fetching system connections: (2) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSystemSettings was not provided by any .service files.

  (deja-dup-monitor:1961): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_value_get_uint: assertion `G_VALUE_HOLDS_UINT (value)' failed
  Initializing nautilus-gdu extension

  (nautilus:1912): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_format_get_name: assertion `format != NULL' failed
  ** Message: applet now embedded in the notification area
  ** Message: applet now removed from the notification area

Some of these messages seem very vague.  If I were to complain about file
or data not found, I should want to say something about what file or data
I cannot find... and identify what program has this complaint.  Likewise,
with applets coming and going, it would be more interesting if I knew
what applets these are.  The sound system does work: I can use "aplay" to
play sound files, and I hear the usual assortment of click and tock sound
effects.

I assume "nm-applet" has something to do with NetworkManager, but that
should not be running:

  [ryniker at mini ~]$ chkconfig --list NetworkManager
  NetworkManager 	0:off	1:off	2:off	3:off	4:off	5:off	6:off
  [ryniker at mini ~]$ 

Perhaps nm-applet is supposed to wait around until NetworkManager might run
(that seems plausible), but these messages from nm-applet look like a
program or configuration error.  Does nm-applet actually refer to
something else, and not NetworkManager?

Hardware profile UUID from smolts.org:

  pub_724b6669-72b2-4d46-ada6-25a9c33376dc


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