Bug 431369 - starting app in terminal: Failed to execute child process "-x"
starting app in terminal: Failed to execute child process "-x"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-panel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-03 13:19 EST by John Ellson
Modified: 2008-02-15 17:37 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-15 17:37:27 EST
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Description John Ellson 2008-02-03 13:19:39 EST
Description of problem:
I have an app that I start in a terminal from a gnome-panel icon.  This has just
started failing with:
    Could not launch application
    Failed to execute child process "-x" (No such file or directory)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Add-to-Panel -> Custom-Application-Launcher -> Add ->
Type=Application-In-Terminal  Command=any-old-app
2.click on new icon
Actual results:
    Could not launch application
    Failed to execute child process "-x" (No such file or directory)

Expected results:
    Terminal window shoudl open and any-old-app started from command line
withing the terminal

Additional info:
Comment 1 John Ellson 2008-02-15 10:09:37 EST

Do you need more info about this regression?
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-02-15 11:17:37 EST
do you have gnome-terminal installed?

What's the output of

gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/applications

Comment 3 John Ellson 2008-02-15 15:03:25 EST
yes.  gnome-terminal-

  exec = nautilus %s
  needs_term = false
  exec = rhythmbox
  needs_term = false
  accepts_urls = true
  exec = nautilus
  nremote = false
  needs_term = false
  exec = firefox
  workspace_names = (no value set)
  current = (no value set)
  default = (no value set)
  number_of_workspaces = (no value set)
  exec_arg = -x
  exec = 
   startup = false
   exec = dasher
   startup = false
   exec = orca
Comment 4 John Ellson 2008-02-15 15:12:08 EST
Ah, OK, some upgrade managed to mess up my

Changing it back to GnomeTerminal restored the correct behavior.

Probably the same upgrade also managed to mangle my preferred web browser.  
Fixed that too.
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-02-15 17:37:27 EST
Okay, I'm going to close this CANTFIX, since it's not a gnome-panel issue, we
haven't gotten any other user reports, and it will be hard to figure out where
the source of the problem came from.

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