Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65986
Gnome Save Current Session & Save Current Setup Don't Work
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:56 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-3 i686)
Description of problem:
Save Current Setup from the logout submenu and Save Current Setup from
session->Save Current Setup will not save anything I have added to the Gnome
desktop except for the terminal emulator. It saves fine.
I am using RHL 7.3 on an Intel Pentium-4, 1.3 GHz, Intel D850GB mobo,
nVidia Force 2 MX w/32 MB, 256 MB of RAM, 20 GB Seagate HD (hdb), Promise
Technologies PCI->ide card, tape backup, CD-ROM, CD-R/W, USR pci internal h/w
modem, 3.5" floppy and external USB Zip drive.
When I start Gnome from a shell screen, try to save current session, log out and
log back in, I get the attached .xsession-errors. This does not occur from a
graphical login. The only common lines are the SESSION_MANAGER and
This problem also existed in RHL 7.2 and also exists on an old Celeron MMX
machine I have at a remote location running RHL 7.2.
That machine has a CD-ROM, 6 GB HD, 3.5" floppy, 64 MB RAM, on-board video,
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Double click a program that comes up on the desktop. E.G., Nautilus, Mozilla,
2.Use either Save Current Setup or Save Current Session.
4. Login. The only thing that saves is terminal emulator
The .xsession-errors file is rather long. I'd like to email it. Please send me a
note at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it.
Thanks, Steve Eitelman
Created attachment 59624 [details]
.xsession-errors after save current setup attempt
The issue here is with specific apps. Nautilus doesn't save the currently-opened
windows, and AbiWord and Mozilla don't support session saving at all.
It's best to file feature requests for these on the upstream bug trackers;
those are at http://www.mozilla.org, http://www.abiword.org, http://www.gnome.org.
We'll pick up patches from upstream. I believe Nautilus has already been patched
upstream, so it may not be worth filing that one.