"Problem inhibiting the screensaver" warnings when run out of GNOME

Bug #984738 reported by Martin Konôpka on 2012-04-18
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
evince (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I type a comand like

evince file.pdf

The file is opened as it should but an annoying message appears in the terminal:

** (evince:9497): WARNING **: Problem inhibiting the screensaver: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NameHasNoOwner: Name "org.gnome.SessionManager" does not exist

It is annoying because it simply prevents user to have a clean and easily readable content of the terminal window.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: evince 3.4.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Apr 18 12:12:50 2012
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta i386 (20120328)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: evince
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, what desktop environment do you use? Is gnome-session running?

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete

I am using "xubuntu" session. The installation is the standard xubuntu one; I have the choice of either "xubuntu" session of "xfce" session. The languague is slovak.

There is no GNOME session available on the login screen.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

ok, so it's normal that the GNOME session inhibit call is not working, that's not really a bug

Changed in evince (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Vadim Zeitlin (vz-ubuntu) wrote :

This not-really-a-bug makes launching evince from command line completely impractical because it keeps spewing these not-really-helpful warnings. It would be great if this could be fixed by the upstream (I do agree that it's not a Ubuntu bug).

summary: - Problem inhibiting the screensaver
+ "Problem inhibiting the screensaver" warnings when run out of GNOME
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