Re: startup splash screen not going away....

On Sun, 2003-09-21 at 21:22, Emilio Jesús Gallego Arias wrote:
> El dom, 21-09-2003 a las 05:36, Robin Cook escribió:
> > The gnome splash screen that shows the parts as gnome starts up it
> > taking forever to close.  It takes about a couple of minutes after gnome
> > is completely up and running before it goes away.
> > 
> > Is there a fix for this?
> Quick and dirty, from a console shell type: rm ~/.gnome2/session, and
> you'll lose your session settings, but fixes it for me.

This is pretty much the way to fix it. Note that the problem you are
seeing is very version dependent. Some of the ways that it is caused
have been fixed. Other ways still require fixes.

The problem is caused by the session manager trying to start a non
session-aware program. Since the program never tells the session manager
it has started, the session manager sits around for 120 seconds before
giving up. You could also trigger it by trying to start the session
manager twice (which was one of those bug things), but Mark McL fixed
that one (it still fails, but he fixed the reason we were trying to do

Oh, you can also see this if you put something like a shell script into
the "startup programs" portion of the session manager capplet. That is
because the shell script is not session aware. That problem is the
"still not fixed" bit, so for now, don't do that.


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