On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 07:53 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 12:45 -0700, Les wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-03-31 at 15:36 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > Running GNOME in fully updated F8 on a dual-core x86_64. When I log in,
> > several apps or applets produce pop-up error boxes with the following
> > text:
> > An error occurred while loading or saving configuration
> > information for <applet>. Some of your configuration settings
> > may not work properly.
> > Clicking the "details" button produces one to several occurrences of
> > message:
> > Adding client to server's list failed, CORBA error:
> > IDL:omg.org/CORBA/COMM_FAILURE:1.0
> > This started a while back, and it would occur on the first login after
> > boot, but subsequent logins would work fine. More recently, it's
> > started happening on every login. The applets that produce the error
> > vary, but they include
> > - Power Manager
> > - gnome-terminal
> > - Evolution's calendar/alarm app
> > - nm-applet
> > and others.
> > Anybody have a clue what's going on? Which component should I BZ?
> > TIA.
> > --
> > Matthew Saltzman
> Have you attempted to create a new user to see if a new account
> experiences the same issue? In my experience,
> such failures are the result of a memory flaw, either hardware or a
> program that is overwriting system memory some how due to a bad
> malloc/free frame. It need not be any of the programs you are currently
> running, because such an error only manifests when the affected system
> routine or memory is accessed again.
Interesting. I ran a pass of Memtest86+ and fsck. No errors reported
by either utility, but the CORBA errors have not recurred.
We'll just wait and see.
Thanks for the tip.
So finally, I opened System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Sessions, and
I discovered a couple hundred krb5-auth-dialog processes. I killed them
all (but one), and saved the session. Now login happens much faster and
there don't seem to be CORBA errors.
Still a mystery: How did all those processes get there?
> Les H
Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu