Jaunty Update Manager is broken

scott redhowlingwolves at nc.rr.com
Wed Jun 10 01:31:03 UTC 2009


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H.S. wrote:
> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>> Steven Susbauer wrote:
>>> H.S. wrote:
>>>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Let us ignore the nm-applet errors below for now, even though I suspect
>>>> the problems are related somehow.
>>>>
>>> Unless he has gone back, Karl uses wicd for the network and does not
>>> have NetworkManager installed, and probably still has the entry in his
>>> startup. I believe he mentioned removing the update notifier in a
>>> previous post here as well (could be wrong on that one).
>>>>> Jun  9 14:31:43 Jaunty x-session-manager[3291]: WARNING: Could not
>>>>> launch applic
>>>>> ation 'nm-applet.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to
>>>>> execute child
>>>>> process "nm-applet" (No such file or directory)
>>>>> Jun  9 14:39:01 Jaunty /USR/SBIN/CRON[4083]: (root) CMD (  [ -x
>>>>> /usr/lib/php5/ma
>>>> Finally, I think you should pay attention to the following.
>>>>
>>>>> Jun  9 14:31:16 Jaunty kernel: [   20.232355] synaptics was reset on
>>>>> resume, see
>>>>>  synaptics_resume_reset if you have trouble on resume
>>> Synaptic package manager should be be generating kernel logs. This entry
>>> is most likely about the synaptics touchpad driver.
> 
> Ah, okay.
> 
>>
>> 	Exactly!
> 
> So check kernel logs and see if you find something suspicious. Also,
> check your Xsession errors file.
> 
> Just a sypnopsis: in yourself confirm that apt and aptitude update and
> pugrade work. So at least you can safely keep your system update and
> install/remove/reinstall packages. The problem appears to be with your
> password stuff and Gnome GUI sudo manager. Can you do something else
> with GUI sudo (perhaps adjust system clock)?
> 
This is just a stab in the dark, but didn't Karl say he deleted the
key-ring app? Could this possibly have something to do with it?

Scott
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