awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Nov 5 22:51:43 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-11-05 at 18:43 -0400, Richard Ryniker wrote:
> ** (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.
> As you indicated, the process tree showed nm-applet was started by
> gnome-session. As I expected from the chkconfig output, NetworkManager
> was not running.
> Do you think these messages are just a fancy way for nm-applet to say
> NetworkManager is not running, or is something actually wrong? I tend
> toward the latter interpretation. If nm-applet wants to complain that
> NetworkManager is not running, it would do much better to say that.
that's all it really means, yeah. It's trying to get info from
NetworkManager via dbus, and it's failing, obviously, because NM isn't
running. It fails in this particular way because you don't have NM even
installed, so the .service files which would provide those particular
dbus services aren't present (they're part of the NM package). If you
had NM installed but not running you'd probably get a slightly different
error message. nm-applet could implement a more friendly error message
here, sure, but I don't think anything more complex is going wrong.
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