Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183316
gnome-system-log starts with an empty window
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 EST
Description of problem:
According to documentation:
"The first time you start System Log Viewer, the application displays several
log files by default (such as /var/log/messages)."
This is not the case for me. gnome-system-log starts with an empty window and no
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
no log files are displayed
Several log files by default (such as /var/log/messages) should be displayed.
Attaching a screenshot illustrating the problem.
Created attachment 125383 [details]
illustrating the bug
gnome-system-log tries to detect that it is running for the first time,
by checking if the /apps/gnome-system-log/logfiles list in gconf is set,
and use a default list of log files if it is not. For some reason, this
seems to fail. A simple workaround might be to put the default list as
the default value in the schema.
Another issue is that gnome-system-log is running as root (it needs to
in order to be able to read the logs), and thus uses roots gconf database,
which is broken.
Add to FC6Destop tracker
This bug has been fixed in gnome-utils-2.15.3-1, however it is still present in
Fedora Core 5. Should I close this bug?
Would you be interested in seeing the fix in an FC5 Update? If not, then yes.
Otherwise, make this bug block the "FC5Update" tracker.
this bug has been fixed in FC6