Bug 129658 - gnome-panel continuously dies on login
Summary: gnome-panel continuously dies on login
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-08-11 15:44 UTC by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 05:58 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-08-30 10:58:07 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
panel.strace (162.05 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-11 15:46 UTC, James Laska
no flags Details
panel.debuginfo (6.98 KB, text/plain)
2004-08-11 15:46 UTC, James Laska
no flags Details

Description James Laska 2004-08-11 15:44:43 UTC
# 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.

Comment 1 James Laska 2004-08-11 15:46:19 UTC
Created attachment 102609 [details]

Comment 2 James Laska 2004-08-11 15:46:36 UTC
Created attachment 102610 [details]

Comment 3 James Laska 2004-08-11 15:53:57 UTC
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

Comment 4 James Laska 2004-08-11 15:56:20 UTC
Also discovered that when I add the main menu applet to the panel, I
get what appears to be the same crash

Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-11 16:05:44 UTC
If you can reproduce the crash, could you attach ~/.recently-used ?

Comment 7 James Laska 2004-08-11 16:29:19 UTC
I neglected to mention that removing $HOME/.recently-used has
circumvented the bug.

Comment 8 Leonard den Ottolander 2004-08-13 12:41:10 UTC
Why is this bug only available for Fedora Project Contributors? Who
are these? Not really sure what the use of making this bug somewhat
private is...

Comment 9 James Laska 2004-08-13 13:32:28 UTC
This was not intentional, fixed.

Comment 10 Thomas J. Baker 2004-08-13 14:02:30 UTC
Removing the .recently-used fixed it for me. I guess it would have
been better if I saved it though. Duh!

Comment 11 Luke Hutchison 2004-08-16 23:12:22 UTC
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.

Comment 12 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-17 07:29:32 UTC
Upstream bug:


Luke's problem is different. James's crash was caused by 


We should have this fixed very soon

Comment 13 Mark McLoughlin 2004-08-30 10:58:07 UTC
There was a fix for this in

Comment 14 Eric Sanford 2005-12-27 00:22:57 UTC

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 @@
-    <URI>http://www.spamcop.net/mcgi?action=loginform;returnurl=%2Fsc</URI>
-    <Mime-Type>text/html</Mime-Type>
-    <Timestamp>1135538013</Timestamp>
-    <Groups>
-    </Groups>
-  </RecentItem>
-  <RecentItem>
-    <URI>http://www.spamcop.net/sc</URI>
-    <Mime-Type>text/html</Mime-Type>
-    <Timestamp>1135537977</Timestamp>
-    <Groups>
-    </Groups>
-  </RecentItem>
-  <RecentItem>

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