[karmic/9.10]tsclient applet for gnome-panel broken

Bug #420208 reported by Michael Heimann
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Bug Description

It has happened for some time now and I'm now filing a bug since it's annoying and it doesn't get fixes:

What happened:
"Das Panel ist beim Laden von »OAFIID:GNOME_TSClientApplet« auf ein Problem gestoßen" Error Message appeared which says: "The panel has come to an error wile loading »OAFIID:GNOME_TSClientApplet«".
The TscApplet is not added to the panel.

What should have happened:
It should be in the panel now

What did I do before:
Clean System start-up. The Applet was in configuration from before (even from 7.10 I think - upgrades are beautifull) and was working as it should until some weeks ago.
To reproduce: simply add the tsclient applet to the panel - won't work.

So... I don't have no alternative for a two click comfortable RDP solution so I'd appreciate if someone with coding skills fixes it.

Have fun :)

If you need further info - I'm here to ask!

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zyrorl (zyrorl) wrote :

I too get this problem... it crashes everytime i try to add the applet to the toolbar.

See attached screenshot.

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zyrorl (zyrorl) wrote :

The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_TSClientApplet" is the error in english btw.

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Patrick Domack (patrickdk) wrote :

Getting the same error, Installed it in 9.04, and upgraded to karmic and running all updates as of today. This is on x64

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JeSTeR7 (cblocker) wrote :

Any movement on this at all? I'm having the same issue. Also on AMD64.

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Holy (shaohua-wen) wrote :

confirm this problem on AMD64.

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wgacquer (wgacquer) wrote :

Got the same annoying problem on 32bit X86 system.
Please fix it ASAP

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Jasper Spaans (jspaans) wrote :

confirmed on amd64, clean 9.10 install

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Fülöp Róbert (fulopr) wrote :

Any workaround? Can I do something until the fix?

I have the same problem with x86 9.10 fresh install. I've just realised that how comfortable to use this applet, when it isn't working... :)

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JeremiahFelt (jeremiah-felt) wrote :

Same problem here; "The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_TSClientApplet"."

Using an install of 9.10 x86_64 upgraded from 9.04 x86_64. TSClient app worked fine in 9.04. I can replicate the problem on an x86_64 machine that's been freshly installed from different source media.

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JeremiahFelt (jeremiah-felt) wrote :

In case anyone cares to cross-check:

jfelt@jfelt-745:~$ md5sum /usr/bin/tsclient
570de87572bd1d246a5f9a2b26937481 /usr/bin/tsclient
jfelt@jfelt-745:~$ md5sum /usr/lib/tsclient/tsclient-applet
aabee575694d92ec15426dbe3fd8fb02 /usr/lib/tsclient/tsclient-applet
jfelt@jfelt-745:~$ md5sum /usr/share/menu/tsclient
57860d99239d578565ded865e10f0615 /usr/share/menu/tsclient

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CheShA (8-launchpad-net-chesha-com) wrote :

+1 64bit fresh install of Karmic yesterday, fully updated with ~/.tsclient folder copied over from previous Jaunty install. I also tried renaming ~/.tsclient to ~/.tsclient_old

md5sums match JeremiahFelt

Fülöp Róbert - A glaringly obvious workaround is to use the usual tsclient app instead of the applet?

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JeremiahFelt (jeremiah-felt) wrote :

Fresh reinstall of i686 from CD media yields the same problem.

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rangerek (rangerek) wrote :

confirm that problem occurs on upgrade from 9.04 - and i must admit that this is quite annoying as i used this applet to quickly switch to few wallboards that are in my openspace :) instead of opening the client and looking for the appropriate machine

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deeb (duncan-b) wrote :

Also have the same problem since upgrading to 9.10 (no problem at 9.04).

Output in .xsession-errors is not very helpful:
** (gnome-panel:2961): WARNING **: panel-applet-frame.c:1273: failed to load applet OAFIID:GNOME_TSClientApplet:
System exception: IDL:Bonobo/GeneralError:1.0 : Child process did not give an error message, unknown failure occurred

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Burn (burn0ut) wrote :

I confirm the bug on 9.10 x86_64 (after an upgrade from 9.04).

Is there any workaround to fix this applet please?

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Sir Antony (sirantony) wrote :

Same problem on x86_64.
Fresh install.

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mcdjork (mcdjork) wrote :

I downloaded and installed the updated version of tsclient, and adding the applet worked great.

http://packages.debian.org/sid/tsclient

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beaon (filc03) wrote :

Uninstalling and reinstalling it from mcdjork's link fixed the problem. The only downside is the applet on the panel is not movable, but at least it works.

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