.xsession-errors

James Laska jlaska at redhat.com
Fri Nov 5 19:57:10 UTC 2010


On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 15:11 -0400, Richard Ryniker wrote:
> 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

Check out 'gnome-session-properties'.  I believe it defaults to always
running nm-applet, which as you say, will appear when the NetworkManager
initscript is running.

Thanks,
James
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