Bug: Gtk-WARNING ... .recently-used.xbel (seen with evince)

Tom Browder tom.browder at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 11:59:17 UTC 2010

When I use evince to look at a pdf file I get several warning, mainly
about the file ".recently-used.xbel'" (see warnings below).  I have
searched and found all kinds of threads about the file warning, but
none have a solution that works for me.  I would like to file a bug
but the bug reporting system doesn't seem to work, and I cannot find a
new bug entry point on Launchpad other than the steps that don't work
on my system.

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS (64-bit) and Python 2.7 installed from source.

Ideas solicited.



Thomas M. Browder, Jr.
Niceville, Florida


(ev:12762): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session
manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

(ev:12762): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to read the recently used
resources file at `/usr/local/people/tbrowde/.recently-used.xbel', but
the parser failed: Failed to open file
'/usr/local/people/tbrowde/.recently-used.xbel': Permission denied.
I/O error : Permission denied
I/O error : Permission denied
I/O warning : failed to load external entity

** (ev:12762): WARNING **: Failed to load XML data from

(ev:12762): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into
`/usr/local/people/tbrowde/.recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to
create file '/usr/local/people/tbrowde/.recently-used.xbel.24KKKV':
Permission denied

(ev:12762): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of
`/usr/local/people/tbrowde/.recently-used.xbel', but failed:
Permission denied


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