After 'killall gnome-panel', panflute applet disappears

Bug #653606 reported by Anakin Starkiller on 2010-10-02
This bug affects 2 people
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Paul Kuliniewicz

Bug Description

Right after I do 'killall gnome-panel' (for whatever reason), panflute is not displayed anymore in the applet, though it seems to be here : panflute daemon is still running, and the place in the panel is empty ;)
*panflute (latest bzr revision)
*rhythmbox audio player

Paul Kuliniewicz (kuliniew) wrote :

Do you get an error message that says 'The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_Panflute_Applet".'? That's a sign that GNOME tried to restart the applet, but it crashed. Since you said you're using the latest bzr, this could be caused by having Panflute installed in a nonstandard directory; when GNOME tries to start it, it isn't with the right path information Python needs to find Panflute's modules.

If it just silently fails, check the log files in ~/.local/share/panflute/ to see if there's any indication what went wrong.

Anakin Starkiller (sunrider) wrote :

There's no OAFIID error ;)
panflute is installed in /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/panflute/ but I've always had this kind of issue even with the stable branch...
Nothing appears in applet.stderr, applet.log or applet.stdout when killing gnome-panel...
I've just got a DeprecationWarning in applet.stderr but it is there before killing gnome-panel

(/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/panflute/applet/ DeprecationWarning: PyArray_FromDimsAndDataAndDescr: use PyArray_NewFromDescr.
  pixels = pixbuf.get_pixels_array ())

Btw, every other applets are reloaded correctly ;)

Anakin Starkiller (sunrider) wrote :

Actually, even panflute-applet process is still running :

ps aux | grep panflute-applet :

python /usr/lib/panflute/panflute-applet --oaf-activate-iid=OAFIID:GNOME_Panflute_Applet_Factory --oaf-ior-fd=18

Anakin Starkiller (sunrider) wrote :

And when I try to logout, gnome complains about "not responding" state of panflute-applet and whether I want to logout or not.

Paul Kuliniewicz (kuliniew) wrote :

I've seen that prompt before occasionally, but I've never been able to reproduce it reliably, and I haven't been able to trigger it in the Ubuntu Karmic VM I've been using for development lately.

Changed in panflute:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Paul Kuliniewicz (kuliniew)
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