Netbook-launcher-efl occasionally displays cryptic error messages

Bug #558648 reported by Tobin Davis on 2010-04-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
netbook-launcher-efl (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: netbook-launcher-efl

Sometimes when exiting a program or pressing the Home icon, netbook-launcher-efl will display an error dialog box with a cryptic hex code as the error. No idea what these mean.

Will reproduce and post a screenshot asap.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: netbook-launcher-efl 0.2.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-607.12-imx51
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-607-imx51 armv7l
Architecture: armel
Date: Thu Apr 8 11:20:47 2010
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-Netbook 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Beta armel+imx51 (20100406)
SourcePackage: netbook-launcher-efl

Tobin Davis (gruemaster) wrote :
Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

I've seen this as well (I really thought you had an existing bug already for this but can't seem to locate it at the moment). Would be nice to have a reliable way to reproduce it, but I've had the same experience in seeing that it is very rare, and doesn't seem to relate to anything that I can tell that I'm doing to trigger it. Setting this to low since it doesn't seem to have much more than aesthetic impact at the moment.

Changed in netbook-launcher-efl (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

Aha, I think I have a reliable way to reproduce this. Remove the SD card, reinsert the SD card. The hex code "error" I get seems to correspond to the UUID of the drive that just got reinserted.

Changed in netbook-launcher-efl (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

Yup. There was an issue with how mountable drive errors were handled. We were printing the UUID instead of the error message! :) Has been fixed in 0.3.0 for a while now.

Changed in netbook-launcher-efl (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Dave Martin (dave-martin-arm) wrote :

Ah, so that's what that was.

I tend to see this when mounting and unmounting filesystems by hand. This seems to confuse the launcher fairly reliably. I won't raise a separate bug unless that sounds like an important issue for people.

tags: added: iso-testing
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

its kind of cosmetic; we might consider this for a SRU together with something higher prio ... would require a cherry pick though.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

uploaded package with fix to my armel1 ppa: ... please test so we can swiftly upload to lucid.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package netbook-launcher-efl - 0.2.6-0ubuntu2

netbook-launcher-efl (0.2.6-0ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Michael Terry <email address hidden> ]
  * src/launcher/win.c:
    - Backported patch from trunk to fix focus for newly launched apps.
      LP: #528887

  [ Alexander Sack <email address hidden> ]
  * src/launcher/places_storage.c:
    - fix LP: #558648 - netbook-launcher-efl occasionally displays cryptic
      error messages; we display proper error message rather than error uuid
 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Mon, 26 Apr 2010 11:39:05 +0200

Changed in netbook-launcher-efl (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Paul Larson (pwlars) wrote :

Yes, this seems to clear up the unusual error message before, but I see something new in its place. For instance, the first time I try to insert a USB stick, I get a GTK-looking popup box saying that it couldn't mount the filesystem, with a dbus error saying "An operation is already pending." However, a few seconds later, I get a nautilus launched with the filesystem mounted. So it seems like a timing thing.

However, after removing the usb stick and reinserting, I see an EFL-looking popup with what appears to be the same error:
Error mounting '549 MB Filesystem': DBus error org.gtk.Private.RemoteVolumeMonitor.Failed: An operation is already pending

So I'm wondering if maybe we still have this problem, but it just has a more useful error message than before.

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