window picker applet fails to load two weeks after installation

Bug #375232 reported by Edrie Alcanzare on 2009-05-12
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
window-picker-applet
Undecided
Neil J. Patel

Bug Description

I use an MSI Wind U100X netbook and after installing the netbook remix for jaunty, I noticed that after a period of time from installation, the window-picker-applet starts failing to load. In fact, my latest re-installation was because the netbook-remix-launcher started failing altogether.

The applet comes back when I switch desktop from netbook remix to classic and then switch it again.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

Can you please attach your ~/.xsession-errors file to see if there is anything specific outputted by the panel or window-picker-applet before it closes.

Also, does the applet not start at all, or crashes during use?

affects: netbook-remix-launcher → window-picker-applet
Changed in window-picker-applet:
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
status: New → Incomplete
David (davidmurrant) wrote :

I can report the same problem on the MSI Wind U100X, so ill can provide the necessary details. Once i've booted up the system, the xsession-errors file produces the following output:

/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
Setting IM through im-switch for locale=en_GB.
Start IM through /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/all_ALL linked to /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/default.
I: caps.c: Limited capabilities successfully to CAP_SYS_NICE.
I: caps.c: Dropping root privileges.
I: caps.c: Limited capabilities successfully to CAP_SYS_NICE.
N: main.c: Called SUID root and real-time and/or high-priority scheduling was requested in the configuration. However, we lack the necessary privileges:
N: main.c: We are not in group 'pulse-rt', PolicyKit refuse to grant us the requested privileges and we have no increase RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits.
N: main.c: For enabling real-time/high-priority scheduling please acquire the appropriate PolicyKit privileges, or become a member of 'pulse-rt', or increase the RLIMIT_NICE/RLIMIT_RTPRIO resource limits for this user.
x-session-manager[2815]: WARNING: No required applications specified
GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET=/tmp/keyring-V4W93c/socket
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/keyring-V4W93c/socket.ssh
GNOME_KEYRING_PID=2966

(gnome-settings-daemon:2963): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed

(gnome-settings-daemon:2963): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
get fences failed: -1
param: 6, val: 0
no maximize: false
** (netbook-launcher:2981): DEBUG: CONFIG: Low graphics mode: False
** (netbook-launcher:2981): DEBUG: CONFIG: Font dpi: 96.000000
** (netbook-launcher:2981): DEBUG: CONFIG: Font changed: Sans 8

** (netbook-launcher:2981): DEBUG: CONFIG: Connecting to ConsoleKit for suspend/resume restarting
** (nm-applet:2995): DEBUG: applet_common_device_state_changed
** (nm-applet:2995): DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0
** (nm-applet:2995): DEBUG: applet_common_device_state_changed
** (nm-applet:2995): DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a disconnect 0
evolution-alarm-notify-Message: Setting timeout for 7799 1254870000 1254862201
evolution-alarm-notify-Message: Wed Oct 7 00:00:00 2009

evolution-alarm-notify-Message: Tue Oct 6 21:50:01 2009

Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error No such file or directory
Please ask your system administrator to enable user sharing.

** (update-notifier:2990): DEBUG: /usr/lib/update-notifier/apt-check returned 0 (security: 0)
** (update-notifier:2990): DEBUG: crashreport_check

The applet doesn't appear to start, however in the UNR desktop, there is space along the top where the window-picker should be. Switching desktops and then back to UNR does seem to load the windows picker.

Jason Smith (jassmith) wrote :

What do you mean by space along the top where it should be? Is this space different than blank space in some manner?

David (davidmurrant) wrote :

the unr destop is the same size as before (when the window picker was there). along the top of the screen, where the window picker used to be, the wallpaper shows behind.

i have also placed the '/usr/lib/window-picker-applet' in my startup applications which still doesn't seem to load the windows picker.

Yes, that's exactly what the problem is on my MSI Wind.
Edrie

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 5:41 AM, David <email address hidden> wrote:

> the unr destop is the same size as before (when the window picker was
> there). along the top of the screen, where the window picker used to be,
> the wallpaper shows behind.
>
> i have also placed the '/usr/lib/window-picker-applet' in my startup
> applications which still doesn't seem to load the windows picker.
>
> --
> window picker applet fails to load two weeks after installation
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/375232
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in Window Picker Applet: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> I use an MSI Wind U100X netbook and after installing the netbook remix for
> jaunty, I noticed that after a period of time from installation, the
> window-picker-applet starts failing to load. In fact, my latest
> re-installation was because the netbook-remix-launcher started failing
> altogether.
>
> The applet comes back when I switch desktop from netbook remix to classic
> and then switch it again.
>

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I believe I am having at least a related issue on my Acer Aspire One. Occasionally Window-Picker will fail to load on start-up and I receive an error window asking whether it should be deleted from the panel. I will attach my .xsession-errors.

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