gnome session errors question

Linda haniganwork at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 5 19:26:53 UTC 2014


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Subject: Re: gnome session errors question Message-ID:

>>   Subject: Re: gnome session errors question
>>>> I am using gnome flashback/metactiy and it is taking a while to start the
>>>> desktop session. When I checked the syslog it shows warnings
>>>> Dec  4 07:57:28 venus gnome-session[2399]: WARNING: Could not parse
>>>> desktop
>>>> file deja-dup-monitor.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary
>>>> Dec  4 07:57:30 venus gnome-session[2399]: WARNING: Could not parse
>>>> desktop
>>>> file vino-server.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary
>>>> Dec  4 07:57:30 venus gnome-session[2399]: WARNING: Could not parse
>>>> desktop
>>>> file gwibber.desktop or it references a not found TryExec binary
>>>> I have removed all of these programs with synaptic as I do not use these
>>>> programs. Is there a way to tell gnome not to try and find these or to
>>>> create dummy files incase this is  part of what is slowing down the start
>>>> of
>>>> the session
>>> Remove the .desktop files mentioned.  I am surprised they were not
>>> removed when you removed the app (unless you just did remove rather
>>> than purge).  They will probably be /usr/share/applications or/and
>>> .local/share/applications (or at least that is where they would be
>>> with a standard Ubuntu install.
>>>
>> It did get rid of the desktop files. The log is complaining because
>> gnome-session is looking for the files and  they are not found
> Are you sure?  Have you checked the folders I suggested and done a
> global search for any of those files?  I still think the most likely
> cause is forgotten desktop files pointing to the applications you have
> removed.
>
> Colin
>
>
>
> ---
Colin,
Thanks I did a global search and they were in 
/etc/xdg/autostart now I have it cleaned up
                   Linda



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