Bug 222104 - invalid name: "0x92c1250/bonobo_iid"
invalid name: "0x92c1250/bonobo_iid"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-01-10 07:38 EST by QingLong
Modified: 2008-04-08 10:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 14:41:41 EDT
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Description QingLong 2007-01-10 07:38:29 EST
Description of problem:
On gnome session starting (just after login) I get error notifications.
The locale is russion and the messages actually appear in russian,
so this is back translated to english (may differ from the original):

An error has occured during loading or saving configuration information for
Null-Applet. Some settings (?) can mailfunction.

Key (switch?) or directory name is invalid: "0x92c1250/bonobo_iid": Must begin
with "/" character.

The latter line is repeated many times with different hex numbers.
I have tried to find those strings (hex numbers and "bonobo_iid") in files
in my ~/ recursively, but have found none.

After closing those error notification windows the gnome session appears
to go on rather well.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Just login to gnome session.

Actual results:
Strange error notifications come out.

Expected results:
Null-Applet should not suffer from such problems.

Additional info:
Actually I don't know what system part is in response for this problem.
This is the list of (maybe) relevant packages installed on the system:
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-01-10 09:51:21 EST
I've run into this before.  There is a %p instead of a %s somewhere in the null
applet code.  Let me see if I can find the report, and figure out where the fix
went (it obviously missed the fc6 tree if you're hitting the issue)
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-01-10 09:54:42 EST
bug 219807 is a RHEL bug.

It doesn't have an upstream report attached to it, and I can't find a
corresponding fedora report.  It looks like I dropped the ball on this one.
Comment 3 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-01-10 10:49:13 EST
Can you try gnome-applets- when it lands in -updates-testing ?

It's building now.
Comment 4 QingLong 2007-01-11 04:33:32 EST
I don't see it in
Would you be so kind as to tell me where should I look for the rpm package?
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-01-11 07:50:03 EST
that will be the place.  Release engineering hasn't pushed it yet.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2007-01-11 10:51:35 EST
gnome-applets- has been pushed for fc6, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 14:41:41 EDT

We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state.  I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
 If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?

(this is a mass message)
Comment 8 QingLong 2008-04-08 09:04:33 EDT
> We no longer support Fedora Core 6 ... would you mind trying
> to reproduce on a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
   To my regret I cannot upgrade to a later Fedora release
as since Fedora 7 PATA disks are always treated as SCSI disks
and SCSI disks cannot contain more than 15 partitions,
while I do have more than twenty of them.
It seems I should have to switch to some other Linux distribution.
Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-08 09:34:36 EDT
Out of curiosity, did you file a bug about your "Can't have more than 15
partitions issue?"

I don't know if it would help, but might be worth a shot.
Comment 10 QingLong 2008-04-08 10:08:53 EDT
No, I haven't submitted such a report.
If I'd tried to, then what subsystem/package/category should it go to?
It's more ideological issue than a real technical one.
Moreover, I am quite sure what would they answer me,
they would suggest me to use LVM and close the bug.
Well I have tried using LVM as a replacement for partitioning,
but it turned out to be much harder to manage and maintain
especially if one wants to create a copy of the system,
or to move a disk from one machine to another.
Not mentioning performance and resource penalties of LVM.
IMHO Fedora has got a wrong turn and is moving off from the right way. :(
Comment 11 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-04-08 10:21:15 EDT
If you file it against kernel, the bug report should get directed to the right

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