AT SPI Registry Wrapper not responding when I try to shut down

Bug #477978 reported by Matthew Horr on 2009-11-08
This bug affects 60 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
at-spi (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: at-spi

Whenever I shut down my computer, I get an error message stating "AT SPI Registry Wrapper is not responding". I have to then click continue to shut down the computer.

This may be related to mousetweaks. I have Trigger secondary click by holding down the primary button enabled, but this feature rarely works. It started working when I re-installed mousetweaks, but has in a few days started to not work again.

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic on a MacbookPro1,1 with at-spi 1.28.1-0ubuntu1 installed

Please let me know if I can include any more info to help

DragonDon (dragondon) wrote :

Same problem here. I get this on two vastly different machines (AMD Athlon 850Mhz/768MB DDR, with 9.10 and a Dell Dimension 1100, Intel 2.8GHz, 1GB DDR Ram. 9.10).

is there anyone with a solution to this problem?

DragonDon schrieb:
> Same problem here. I get this on two vastly different machines (AMD
> Athlon 850Mhz/768MB DDR, with 9.10 and a Dell Dimension 1100, Intel
> 2.8GHz, 1GB DDR Ram. 9.10).

lunix (hofmann98765) wrote :

Same problem here. I removed both at-spi entries from startup programs without any effects.

selimhanov (selimhanov) wrote :

They recommend to disable Assistive Technologies (System / Preferences / Assistive Technologies), that's what I did... restarted, and it seems the problem's gone away.

David Baucum (maxolasersquad) wrote :

I'm getting the same on both my home computer and my work PC.

zenith (karlcron) wrote :

I'm having the same problem... Disabling assistive technologies doesn't help

I'm running Ubuntu Karmic on a dell laptop (64-bit cpu)

randomubuntuguy (john4lists) wrote :

i'm using netbook-remix on karmic and noticed this registry wrapper fails to shutdown... I did at some point try to get orca working to read things to me, but never got it stable. I also enabled a few of the click features mentioned above and turned them off as they were not very useful for me.
  I haven't tried to systematically deduce the relationship between accessibility features and this program not shutting down.
   It seems a reasonable a place to start.

Bruno Girin (brunogirin) wrote :

I can confirm this bug on Lucid beta 2 (with latest updates as of 20th April 2010).

Changed in at-spi (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for confirming this report. Also, a big thank you for sending it upstream. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

Changed in at-spi (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in at-spi:
status: Unknown → New
John Doe (gehkacken02) wrote :

same problem in 10.04.

+1 for 10.04

I solved this trouble removing the at-spi package.

tags: added: karmic lucid
Changed in at-spi:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Robert Adams (pillage) on 2010-10-03
Changed in at-spi (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in at-spi (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: a11y
Kim Iskov (kimiskov) wrote :

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. The problem is still there after 2 years. I only get this problem after hibernating.

Leon Vitanos (leon-mellori) wrote :

Also affects me.. Every time i shutdown or restart the computer it says that it still running.. Ubuntu must fix it!

Huubb (huub-van-baal) wrote :

It might be a coincidence. Ënvironment is 11.04, fully updated. Every occasion when I do start indicator-datetime-preference (setting systems time / date) this application hangs (see bug report # 751175). When indicator-datetime-prefence hangs and I try to reboot or shutdown the system I get the error related to this bugreport. Pop-up windows is shown with message that an application is still runnning (I do assume indicator-datetime-preferences) AT SPI REGISTRY.

Whenever I killed the indicator-datetime-preferences process not only the application runs fine when retried to execute, but also the AT SPI REGISTRY error doesn't appear and reboot/shutdown goes fine.

Slava (dbazim) wrote :

Have the same problem. I always use Eclipse and always have to confirm shutdown as SPI-REGISTRY hungs. But if I leave laptop for a 10 min it shutdowns anyway.
One more note. In case I mount removable drive while Save As dialog is active. The application that opened the dialog hungs causing heavy processor load for about 1 min. The at-spi-registry is in top list.
3755 slava 20 0 117m 45m 17m R 78 2.4 1:58.78 gedit
 2145 slava 20 0 16120 5592 4352 S 24 0.3 1:30.53 at-spi-registry
 1495 root 20 0 101m 37m 18m S 9 2.0 5:19.85 Xorg

Changed in at-spi:
status: New → Expired
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
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