gnome session errors question

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 08:01:32 UTC 2014


On 5 December 2014 at 19:26, Linda <haniganwork at earthlink.net> wrote:
> To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions"
> <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> 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,
> Thanks I did a global search and they were in /etc/xdg/autostart now I have
> it cleaned up

That's worth remembering, I had not thought of looking in autostart.

Colin



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