Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 129658
gnome-panel continuously dies on login
Last modified: 2013-09-02 01:58:25 EDT
# TREE rawhide-latest (as of Aug 08, 2004)
# RPM gnome-panel-2.7.90-1
When I upgraded this morning, and attempted to logout then back in.
gnome-panel continues to crash and will not start. It appears to work
fine for a newly created local user. I imagine that some applet is
causing the failure.
$ strace -o /tmp/panel.strace gnome-panel
** ERROR **: file egg-recent-item.c: line 303
(egg_recent_item_get_short_name): assertion failed: (uri != NULL)
So is this the eggcups (provided by desktop-printing) applet that's
causing the failure? I will attach my stack trace, and strace output
to this bug.
Created attachment 102609 [details]
Created attachment 102610 [details]
I have resolved the issue by purging the $HOME/.gnome2 directory
Is this still an issue considering this is more of a gnome 2.7 upgrade
Also discovered that when I add the main menu applet to the panel, I
get what appears to be the same crash
If you can reproduce the crash, could you attach ~/.recently-used ?
I neglected to mention that removing $HOME/.recently-used has
circumvented the bug.
Why is this bug only available for Fedora Project Contributors? Who
are these? Not really sure what the use of making this bug somewhat
This was not intentional, fixed.
Removing the .recently-used fixed it for me. I guess it would have
been better if I saved it though. Duh!
I have a similar problem -- I have entries in my .recently-used which
have mal-formed URIs in them, e.g.:
This should have had the following for the URI line:
Other examples include:
Some of these are old files, so I don't remember their full names, but
I know at least of two of them, again in my home directory or a
subdir: Slides.ppt and graphm_R1b.svg.
I think that somewhere, egg-recent-item is corrupting strings before
it adds them to .recently-used.
This is actually causing me to get locked out of my proxy server
frequently, because the Panel then tries to access these as domain
names when it updates its list of recently used files.
Luke's problem is different. James's crash was caused by
We should have this fixed very soon
There was a fix for this in 220.127.116.11
I had the same problem when I tried to add a link to a webpage on the desktop.
I fixed it by deleting the following entries from the .recently-used file.
--- .recently-used.old 2005-12-26 18:55:41.000000000 -0500
+++ .recently-used 2005-12-26 18:56:13.000000000 -0500
@@ -31,20 +31,6 @@