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|Summary:||gnome-session-properties not saving running applications|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Daryll <daryll>|
|Component:||gnome-session||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||10||CC:||alexl, apollidoro, brackbillbruce, despairr, eddie.kuns, eddie, edgar.hoch, idirectscm, iglesias, jmccann, pgaltieri, rstrode, utmue, zing|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-12-18 01:52:34 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Daryll 2008-11-17 19:53:06 EST
Description of problem: When I try to tell gnome-session-properties to save currently running programs, it doesn't save anything. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gnome-session-2.24.1-3.fc10.i386 How reproducible: Every time Steps to Reproduce: 1. Launch system -> perferences -> personal -> sessions 2. click options then Remember Currently Running Application 3. Click on startup programs Actual results: Notice the list hasn't changed from step #1 to step #3 Expected results: New applications show up as startup items Additional info: Shouldn't the button actually say "Remember Currently Running Applications" as a plural instead of a singular? Checking the box saying "Automatically remember running applications when logging out" also doesn't seem to work. When I log in the next time the list is still the same. I'm running a whole set of applications, I suspect at least one of them should understand the session protocol.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 00:32:46 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle. Changing version to '10'. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 2 Walery Studennikov 2008-12-03 08:04:52 EST
I commit that "gnome-session-save" doesn't save list of running programs. After next login running programs are not restored.
Comment 3 Alex Lancaster 2008-12-07 08:10:07 EST
This is unfortunately a major regression introduced in GNOME 2.24.0 upstream, see: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=552387 seems quite unbelievable that this was introduced without any announcement or warning. Apparently some workarounds here (I haven't tried them yet): http://blogs.sun.com/mattman/entry/gnome_2_24_session_save1
Comment 4 pgaltieri 2008-12-14 17:38:37 EST
Why is this bug marked medium severity and medium priority? This should be high priority and severity since it is a major regression from previous releases! The lack of this functionality is causing me to postpone any upgrades to F10. Related to this issue I see the following in my .xsession-errors file: Started none gnome-session: EggSMClient-WARNING: Desktop file '/etc/xdg/autostart/esc.desktop' has malformed Icon key 'esc.png'(should not include extension) Window manager warning: Failed to read saved session file /home/pgaltieri/.config/metacity/sessions/101654654ba000cec0122929186212815000000273350024.ms: Failed to open file '/home/pgaltieri/.config/metacity/sessions/101654654ba000cec0122929186212815000000273350024.ms': No such file or directory I have the following versions of gnome-session installed: gnome-session-xsession-2.24.2-1.fc10.x86_64 gnome-session-2.24.2-1.fc10.x86_64
Comment 5 Edward Kuns 2008-12-17 23:32:29 EST
Bug 426651 is a duplicate of this bug. This is a deal-breaker bug for me. I have upgraded one machine to FC10, but will hold off on all other upgrades until this is fixed. This *needs* to be in the FC10 release notes. If I had known beforehand that session saving/restoral would disappear, especially and unbelievably due to a *deliberate* regression in Gnome 2.24, I would have waited before upgrading ANY machines.
Comment 6 Alex Lancaster 2008-12-18 00:29:01 EST
(In reply to comment #5) > Bug 426651 is a duplicate of this bug. This is a deal-breaker bug for me. I > have upgraded one machine to FC10, but will hold off on all other upgrades > until this is fixed. > > This *needs* to be in the FC10 release notes. If I had known beforehand that > session saving/restoral would disappear, especially and unbelievably due to a > *deliberate* regression in Gnome 2.24, I would have waited before upgrading ANY > machines. I agree this would have been a good idea to document in the F-10 release notes, although I can't really lay much blame on Fedora, especially since it's not even mentioned in the GNOME 2.24 release notes: http://library.gnome.org/misc/release-notes/2.24/ I'm *really* surprised that the GNOME devs didn't see it fit to mention there, that way it would have at least been obvious to the Fedora Desktop team and they would have then more likely mentioned it in the Fedora release notes.
Comment 7 Alex Lancaster 2008-12-18 00:29:52 EST
*** Bug 426651 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Alex Lancaster 2008-12-18 00:38:48 EST
On a cross-distribution note, it appears that this is also biting Ubuntu users and they are not happy either: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-session/+bug/249373
Comment 9 pgaltieri 2008-12-18 08:41:10 EST
What's even more amazing to me is that the Desktop User's Guide explains how to save your session. All the hype for 2.24 indicates they brought forward all the features from previous releases. This was obviously wrong. If they lied about this feature what other things have they changed and not said? This is not a very good way to establish a good rapport with the user community. If i'd known they deliberately broke this feature I would not have installed F10. I'll upgrade my other systems to F9 and skip F10. The Gnome bug for this problem 552387 has been open since Sept 15 and is marked urget and blocker, but no one seems to be working it. Here's the comment I added to the Gnome bug yesterday: This problem was first reported on Sep 15 it's now Dec 17 and still no fix. I find this feature very useful and because of this serious regression I have postponed upgrading my systems to F10. What's the hold up? I'm running version gnome-session-2.24.2-1.fc10.x86_64 And here's the response: Paolo, Manu: Whining does not really help in getting things fixed. "What's the hold up?" Write the code for it and attach it here I don't believe I was whining, I was asking a reasonable question.
Comment 10 Edward Kuns 2008-12-18 23:03:02 EST
Linking the previously-mentioned Ubuntu bug. I don't blame Fedora (or Ubuntu). As you say, this is an undocumented major Gnome regression that Gnome knowingly released in 2.24. It's not too late to update the release notes, is it?
Comment 11 Eddie Lania 2009-10-11 13:49:48 EDT
Checking the box saying "Automatically remember running applications when logging out" seems to work. But a message like: Window manager warning: Failed to read saved session file /home/eddie/.config/metacity/sessions/10c6f488d2cfe18a3125527668551038100000028670031.ms: Failed to open file '/home/eddie/.config/metacity/sessions/10c6f488d2cfe18a3125527668551038100000028670031.ms': No such file or directory still appears in the ~/.xsession-errors log file. The directory ~/.config/metacity/sessions does not seem to be present by default. But it doesn't help to create it there manually I believe previous version of fedora saved the session file at ~/.metacity
Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-11-18 03:53:31 EST
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Comment 13 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:52:34 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.