Gnome-setting-deamon 2.24 don't start when the laptop is plugged, but start when on battery.
Portage 2.2_rc11 (default/linux/x86/2008.0, gcc-4.3.1, glibc-2.8_p20080602-r0, 2.6.26-gentoo i686)
System uname: Linux-2.6.26-gentoo-i686-Genuine_Intel-R-_CPU_T2050_@_1.60GHz-with-glibc2.0
Timestamp of tree: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 19:45:01 +0000
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.1.6-r1
dev-lang/python: 2.4.4-r13, 2.5.2-r8
sys-devel/autoconf: 2.13, 2.62-r1
sys-devel/automake: 1.5, 1.7.9-r1, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r2, 1.10.1-r1
CFLAGS="-march=native -Os -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/udev/rules.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native -Os -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="distlocks parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict unmerge-orphans userfetch"
GENTOO_MIRRORS=" #ftp://mirror.ovh.net/gentoo-distfiles ftp://gentoo.imj.fr/pub/gentoo/ #ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.gentoo.org/ #ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/Linux/gentoo/ # http://ftp.club-internet.fr/pub/mirrors/gentoo"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage/layman/desktop-effects /usr/local/portage/layman/roslin /usr/local/portage/layman/gnome"
Unset: CPPFLAGS, CTARGET, EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS, FFLAGS, INSTALL_MASK, PORTAGE_COMPRESS, PORTAGE_COMPRESS_FLAGS, PORTAGE_RSYNC_EXTRA_OPTS
do you have any interesting information in ~/.xsession-errors.
Did you try to run it by hand and see if it crashed ?
Are you using gnome-session 2.22 or 2.24 ?
looks like there is a problem in gnome-session 2.24 starting gnome-settings-daemon asynchrously which results from time to time in g-s-d being started to late or even not at all (or is it segfaulting).
Although if you don't provide us more information this bug is not going anywhere.
it *may* be possible that i had a related issue, which was that when starting gdm, it would error with some message saying that "gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status code 256". then i downgraded to gdm 2.22 though, which seems to have solved the issue (but left me with a system where sessions didn't get restored, although that got fixed by downgrading gnome-session to 2.22 too :P (dunno if it's related)). and now i'm simply using kdm. anyway, gconf-sanity-check-2 failed in gdm 2.24.
*** Bug 246158 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A similar problem was also reported in mandriva's bugzilla:
Maybe this could be an upstream problem :-/
I guess my problem was the same, but it fails always. Anyway patch mentioned in #246170 (http://patch-tracking.debian.net/patch/series/dl/gnome-session/2.22.3-2/02_gsd-spawn.patch) solves problem here.
i have this problem too, re-emerging the gnome-settings-daemon doesnt solve this problems. and i hate to ruse previous version.
Created attachment 171545 [details]
I haven't tried any patch yet.
Running "killall gnome-settings-daemon && /usr/libexec/gnome-settings-daemon" after being logged in successively start gnome settings-daemon.
I've attached my .xsession-errors. Not sure there is anything relevant in it.
ok, with time the bug is not always reproductible. sometimes gnome-settings-deamon don't start, somtimes it does.
a solution is to launch one or twice the appearance application.
xsession-errors do not report anythings, and trying to run gnome-settings-deamon manually do not work.
I will try the patch
On my system (dual-core amd64) it doesn't seem random - gnome-settings-daemon fails every time!
+*gnome-session-2.22.3-r1 (13 Nov 2008)
+ 13 Nov 2008; <email@example.com>
+ Debian patch identified by Marcin Kurek <firstname.lastname@example.org> resolves
+ intermittent gnome-session-manager failures on login (only SMP systems
+ appear to be affected). First step towards closing bug #239293.
+ 13 Nov 2008; <email@example.com> gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.0.ebuild:
+ Add an explicit dependency on the fixed gnome-session that spawns instead
+ of using D-Bus. This resolves the intermittent start failures on SMP
+ systems, reported by Ray Ishido <firstname.lastname@example.org> in bug #239293.
And this *very* annoying bug is now fixed. A big thank you to all reporters on this bug :)
Seems to work. Thanks.
This bug is marked as resolved, but I'm still seeing this issue with gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.1. It's possible it's not the same issue, but the error is identical, and the system it's occurring on is SMP.
(In reply to comment #14)
> This bug is marked as resolved, but I'm still seeing this issue with
> gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.1. It's possible it's not the same issue, but the
> error is identical, and the system it's occurring on is SMP.
I'm also still experiencing this issue with gnome-settings-daemon-2.24.1 on two pc's with SMP.
Open a new bug guys, this will just confuse the issue.
(In reply to comment #16)
> Open a new bug guys, this will just confuse the issue.
Has a new bug been opened for this? I'm still seeing it a month later.
(In reply to comment #17)
> (In reply to comment #16)
> > Open a new bug guys, this will just confuse the issue.
> Has a new bug been opened for this? I'm still seeing it a month later.
There is bug #256016. Maybe it applies to you.