"Starting Root Terminal" displayed more than 10 sec after terminal started

Bug #120589 reported by Roman Polach on 2007-06-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gksu (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I run Applications -> System Tools -> Root terminal,
the terminal starts almost immediately but there is displayed one more item in Window List Applet: "Starting Root Terminal"
and it stays displayed for more than 10 seconds after terminal actually started.

Note: I do not see this problem if I start "gksudo gnome-terminal" by myself..

It could be related to bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gksu/+bug/19494 but that is not related to gnome terminal
and it is marked as fixed...

Justin Payne (neolithium82) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug. While the but that is mentioned in your report is fixed, I would like to know if this is still a problem regarding the launch of Root Terminal. If so, do you find that the problem still happens when you launch this command from a terminal:
gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator

If so, can you please post any messages that happen within the terminal window you launch it from, as well as a backtrace of anything as well (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Backtrace)

Changed from Xterminal as it seems to relate to gksu more than the terminal program.


Changed in xterminal:
assignee: nobody → jbeerwart
Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

I still have this problem when opening "Root Terminal" by menu,
although running "gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator" directly is ok
-- that's strange, because this is exactly the same command as of that menu launcher.

Roman Polach (rpolach) on 2007-06-29
Changed in gksu:
status: Incomplete → New
Justin Payne (neolithium82) wrote :

Hi rpolach,
Thanks for the additional information. This seems as though, in that case it's not a gksu issue. Are you using any other themes with your installation, and what specific version of Ubuntu do you have installed?


EDIT - Returning to proper status - incomplete & adjusting package to Main Menu pending information.

Changed in gksu:
status: New → Incomplete
Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

I use Feisty with latest updates and the default theme. Nothing special as I know..

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

main-menu is not what you think it is - it's an installer component and has nothing to do with the desktop. I'm guessing you meant gnome-panel or similar.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The menu item comes from gksu and should not use StartupNotify=true

Changed in gnome-panel:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in gksu:
assignee: jbeerwart → nobody
Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

Problem still present in a fresh Gutsy installation.

Roman Polach (rpolach) wrote :

Problem still present in Intrepid

mortenvp (mortenvp) wrote :

Problem still present in Jaunty Alpha 4

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) wrote :

Still present in Jaunty beta, e.g.

> gksudo gnome-terminal
Failed to contact the GConf daemon; exiting.%
> gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
Failed to contact the GConf daemon; exiting.%

TodTop (topalov1678) wrote :

I have this Problem at first time with Jaunty. On earlier versions of ubuntu gnome it was not a problem to run administrations-terminal.

IanG (ian-usts) wrote :

I have the same problem since Jaunty. Think I've reported the problem via the wrong sub-section (Firefox 3.0)

nouser (norbert-fiedler) wrote :

Same problem here with Ubuntu v9.04.

Upstream has marked this as fixed a long time ago, and I can't reproduce it on a modern Ubuntu (12.04). Marking Fix Released, so if anyone still has an issue, please file a new bug.

Changed in gksu (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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