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Bug 101508 - Applet looks up garbage data upon GNOME start up
Applet looks up garbage data upon GNOME start up
Product: gnome-utils
Classification: Deprecated
Component: gdict
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-utils Maintainers
John Fleck
: 105614 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-12-18 06:32 UTC by Steve Fox
Modified: 2009-08-15 18:40 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.3/2.4

Description Steve Fox 2002-12-18 06:32:13 UTC

Comment 1 Steve Fox 2002-12-18 06:34:24 UTC
(Gar! I accidentally hit enter before posting the report.)

I have gdict_applet in my panel which gets launched upon GNOME start up.

Every time I start GNOME I see the GNOME Dictionary search interface
get launched looking for something like "/gnome-dictionary-Bky7e9/"
which I'm assuming has something to do with session management.

Make it go away, please :)
Comment 2 George Lebl 2003-01-13 07:24:51 UTC
I just fixed this in CVS.  gnome-dictionary was doing evil things with
the command line
Comment 3 Steve Fox 2003-01-27 18:46:57 UTC
I've got gnome-utils- installed now, and I'm still having
issues with this. GNOME Dictionary still opens up a window when I
start GNOME. It no longer looks up the weird string, but having to
close the window is annoying.

Comment 4 John Fleck 2003-02-09 01:18:48 UTC
*** Bug 105614 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2003-04-07 05:33:30 UTC
A dup on
Comment 6 Dennis Cranston 2003-06-08 18:16:05 UTC
I tested with gnome-utils 2.3.3, gnome-panel 2.3.3 and gnome-session
2.3.3.  I cannot reproduce this bug.  I added the dictionary applet to
a panel and saved my session.  The dictionary window does not open
when I log in, and gnome-dictionary is not added to my session.  Can
others please confirm?
Comment 7 Steve Fox 2003-06-13 20:31:30 UTC
I'm still hitting this with same releases still:

[drfickle@tp hack]$ rpm -q gnome-utils gnome-panel gnome-session

Here's the session start up information. I wonder if this "old" data
is different to how it's storing it when you newly add the applet.

5,CloneCommand=gnome-dictionary --sm-config-prefix
5,RestartCommand=gnome-dictionary --sm-config-prefix
/gnome-dictionary-1pOEos/ --sm-client-id
117f000001000104691681100000170380000 --screen 0
Comment 8 K. Foltman 2003-06-20 10:18:09 UTC
Debian sid
gnome-utils 2.2.1-1 
gnome-panel 2.2.2-1
gnome-session 2.2.2-2

The problem starts happening here after adding a gdict applet (and of
course logout/login), and disappears after removing the applet.

0,CloneCommand=gnome-dictionary --sm-config-prefix
0,RestartCommand=gnome-dictionary --sm-config-prefix
/gnome-dictionary-MDftjD/ --sm-client-id
11c0a80137000105610389500000017570000 --screen 0
Comment 9 Kjartan Maraas 2004-04-18 13:38:04 UTC
Can anyone reproduce this using 2.4.x or 2.6.x?
Comment 10 Steve Fox 2004-04-19 03:07:30 UTC
I am using 2.4.x now and it does not happen. Thank you.