Lots of zeitgeist errors

Bug #1486445 reported by Michael Heuberger on 2015-08-19
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Zeitgeist Datahub
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zeitgeist (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

$ cat /var/log/syslog shows me lots of zeitgeist-related errors. My system is behaving weird lately since the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 so I am guessing this might be related. Alright, here the relevant log entries:

Aug 19 19:31:49 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[25838]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:26262): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required
...
Aug 19 20:25:14 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[25838]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:26262): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:132: Desktop file for "file:///home/michael-heuberger/.config/sublime-text-3/Projects/seeflow_live.sublime-project" was not found, exec: sublime_text, mime_type: application/octet-stream
Aug 19 20:25:14 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[25838]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:26262): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:132: Desktop file for "file:///home/michael-heuberger/binarykitchen/code/videomail.io/etc/ssl-certs/local/fake.crt" was not found, exec: google-chrome-stable, mime_type: application/pkix-cert
Aug 19 20:25:14 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[25838]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:26262): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:132: Desktop file for "file:///home/michael-heuberger/binarykitchen/code/webcamjs/demos/flash.html" was not found, exec: google-chrome-stable, mime_type: application/x-extension-html
...
Aug 19 20:34:30 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.SimpleIndexer[25838]: ** (zeitgeist-fts:26260): WARNING **: Unable to get info on application://gnome-terminal-server.desktop
Aug 19 20:37:47 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.SimpleIndexer[25838]: message repeated 2 times: [ ** (zeitgeist-fts:26260): WARNING **: Unable to get info on application://gnome-terminal-server.desktop]
...
Aug 19 20:38:52 M1 org.gnome.zeitgeist.SimpleIndexer[25838]: ** (zeitgeist-fts:26260): WARNING **: Unable to get info on application://gnome-terminal-server.desktop

Any clues how to fix all that?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Anders Hall (a.hall) wrote :

Also getting lots of these (new installation).

Sep 14 21:20:14 boll org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[1592]: message repeated 3 times: [ ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2095): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required]
Sep 14 21:28:58 boll com.canonical.Unity.Scope.Music[1592]: (unity-music-daemon:9903): unity-music-daemon-WARNING **: rhythmbox-collection.vala:510: Unable to open album-art DB!
Sep 14 21:28:58 boll com.canonical.Unity.Scope.Music[1592]: (unity-music-daemon:9903): unity-music-daemon-WARNING **: rhythmbox-collection.vala:574: Error while parsing rhythmbox DB: Error opening file: No such file or directory

uname -a
Linux boll 3.19.0-28-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Mon Aug 31 15:52:51 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → zeitgeist (Ubuntu)
affects: unity → gnome-zeitgeist
affects: gnome-zeitgeist → zeitgeist-datahub
Changed in zeitgeist-datahub:
status: New → Confirmed
markling (markling) wrote :

My syslog is full of zeitgeist errors like this:

org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine ... DataInserter: destroyed with unflushed data...
org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine ... database is locked

It seems also to be causing problems with other applications: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/1514912

From what I've read about zeitgeist it sounds like a good idea. I tried installing a gui for it once and learned that most applications I use don't report to it. It had scant information that was of use to me and the gui was pretty impotent. So there wasn't much I could do with it.

Meantime, Zeitgeist seems to be causing problems and my system resources are very tight. I would rather just switch it off. But there is no obvious place for a user to do either of two very important things with this application: i) find out what it does; and ii) find out how to control it. It seems sensible to me to give the user control of it: at the very least so they can switch it on and off.

Manuel (marsbellini) wrote :

Jun 1 18:10:39 precision org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[1503]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2519): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:229: Unable to get name "org.gnome.zeitgeist.datahub" on the bus!
Jun 1 18:13:06 precision gnome-session[1631]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2499): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required
Jun 1 18:24:59 precision gnome-session[1631]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2499): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required
Jun 1 18:27:17 precision gnome-session[1631]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2499): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required
Jun 1 19:05:56 precision org.gnome.zeitgeist.SimpleIndexer[1503]: ** (zeitgeist-fts:2517): WARNING **: Unable to get info on application://nautilus-autostart.desktop
Jun 1 19:15:02 precision gnome-session[1631]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2499): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required
Jun 1 19:27:34 precision org.gnome.zeitgeist.SimpleIndexer[1503]: ** (zeitgeist-fts:2517): WARNING **: Unable to get info on application://nautilus-autostart.desktop

Changed in zeitgeist (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Manuel (marsbellini)
dino99 (9d9) on 2016-06-02
Changed in zeitgeist (Ubuntu):
assignee: Manuel (marsbellini) → nobody
Pramod Dishantri (pdishant) wrote :
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For me :
My system is getting restarted again and again.
When i did create log file for the reason for restarting system.
then i have got this below logs:

Aug 5 16:42:58 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Starting Hostname Service...
Aug 5 16:42:58 lsadmin23 dbus[2605]: [system] Successfully activated service 'org.freedesktop.hostname1'
Aug 5 16:42:58 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started Hostname Service.
Aug 5 16:44:22 lsadmin23 lsass: [LwKrb5GetTgtImpl /builder/src-buildserver/Platform-8.3/src/linux/lwadvapi/threaded/krbtgt.c:276] KRB5 Error code: -1765328360 (Message: Preauthentication failed)
Aug 5 16:44:22 lsadmin23 lsass: [lsass] Failed to authenticate user (name = 'pramod.d') -> error = 40022, symbol = LW_ERROR_PASSWORD_MISMATCH, client pid = 5585
Aug 5 16:45:49 lsadmin23 acvpnagent[3514]: Function: CreateThreatReportDirChangeEvent File: ../../vpn/PhoneHome/PhoneHomeAgent.cpp Line: 740 Failed to get threat directory information from settings
Aug 5 16:45:49 lsadmin23 acvpnagent[3514]: Function: OnTimerExpired File: ../../vpn/PhoneHome/PhoneHomeAgent.cpp Line: 1092 Failed to create threat report dir change event
Aug 5 16:47:53 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Aug 5 16:49:26 lsadmin23 lsass: [LwKrb5GetTgtImpl /builder/src-buildserver/Platform-8.3/src/linux/lwadvapi/threaded/krbtgt.c:276] KRB5 Error code: -1765328360 (Message: Preauthentication failed)
Aug 5 16:49:26 lsadmin23 lsass: [lsass] Failed to authenticate user (name = 'pramod.d') -> error = 40022, symbol = LW_ERROR_PASSWORD_MISMATCH, client pid = 5770
Aug 5 16:50:13 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories...
Aug 5 16:50:13 lsadmin23 systemd-tmpfiles[5809]: [/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/var.conf:14] Duplicate line for path "/var/log", ignoring.
Aug 5 16:50:13 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started Cleanup of Temporary Directories.
Aug 5 17:00:53 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Aug 5 17:09:01 lsadmin23 CRON[6269]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /usr/lib/php/sessionclean ] && /usr/lib/php/sessionclean)
Aug 5 17:13:54 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Aug 5 17:17:01 lsadmin23 CRON[6568]: (root) CMD ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Aug 5 17:19:11 lsadmin23 kernel: [ 2651.438323] perf interrupt took too long (2587 > 2500), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 50000
Aug 5 17:26:55 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started CUPS Scheduler.
Aug 5 17:27:13 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Starting Automatically refresh installed snaps...
Aug 5 17:27:15 lsadmin23 /usr/lib/snapd/snapd[2726]: daemon.go:180: DEBUG: uid=0;@ GET /v2/find?q=&select=refresh 2.003151052s 200
Aug 5 17:27:15 lsadmin23 snap[6943]: All snaps up-to-date.
Aug 5 17:27:15 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: Started Automatically refresh installed snaps.
Aug 5 17:27:15 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: snapd.refresh.timer: Adding 2h 45min 52.637887s random time.
Aug 5 17:27:15 lsadmin23 systemd[1]: snapd.refresh.timer: Adding 2h 38min 5.394226s random time.
Aug 5 17:36:03 lsadmin23 org.gnome.evolution.dataserver.Sources5[3941]: ** (evolution-source-registry:4267): WARNING **: secret_service_search_sync: must specify at least one attribute to match
Aug 5 17:39:01 lsadmin23 CRON[7173]: (root) CMD ( [ -x /us...

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Cyrille37 (cyrille37) wrote :

Hi,
I've same errors:

on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 LTS,
in /var/log/syslog :

Sep 6 21:20:56 cyrille-W740SU org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[4367]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:4855): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required
Sep 6 21:20:56 cyrille-W740SU gnome-session[4504]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:4885): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:229: Unable to get name "org.gnome.zeitgeist.datahub" on the bus!

Cheers

jimav (james-avera) wrote :

Also happening in 17.04

zeitgeist-datahub.vala:210: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required

etc.

Kate (aitutakiv) wrote :

I've got the same errors, on fresh Ubuntu 16.04.
Most concerning, the machine reboots itself. Afterwards, my /var/log/syslog contains errors like:

org.gnome.zeitgeist.Engine[7583]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:8812): WARNING **: zeitgeist-datahub.vala:212: Error during inserting events: GDBus.Error:org.gnome.zeitgeist.EngineError.InvalidArgument: Incomplete event: interpretation, manifestation and actor are required

> uname -a
Linux Tapuaetai 4.10.0-38-generic #42~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 10 16:32:20 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Scott P (spause) wrote :
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Same class of errors. Been happening almost forever. Computer has been rebooted in past week. Computer has had its Ubuntu version upgraded since 2015.

non-standard Packages installed often in use:
Skype (current beta)
SciTE text editor
KeePass2 (from repo in previous Ubuntu version)

user@computer:~$ uname -a
Linux computer 4.4.0-101-generic #124-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 10 18:29:59 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Dec 4 09:54:45 computer org.gnome.zeitgeist.SimpleIndexer[2111]: ** (zeitgeist-fts:2968): WARNING **: Unable to get info on application://nautilus-autostart.desktop
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): CRITICAL **: string_strip: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_recent_info_get_application_info: assertion 'app_name != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:106: (null) was not registered in RecentInfo item 0x1689620
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): CRITICAL **: string_strip: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_recent_info_get_application_info: assertion 'app_name != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:106: (null) was not registered in RecentInfo item 0x167d030
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): CRITICAL **: string_strip: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_recent_info_get_application_info: assertion 'app_name != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:106: (null) was not registered in RecentInfo item 0x16977f0
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): CRITICAL **: string_strip: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_recent_info_get_application_info: assertion 'app_name != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:106: (null) was not registered in RecentInfo item 0x1697690
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): CRITICAL **: string_strip: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_recent_info_get_application_info: assertion 'app_name != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:106: (null) was not registered in RecentInfo item 0x1697530
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): CRITICAL **: string_strip: assertion 'self != NULL' failed
Dec 4 09:54:45 computer gnome-session[2366]: (zeitgeist-datahub:2948): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_recent_info_ge...

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