[AG-TECH] Gnome launchers in FC2
douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Thu Sep 16 04:02:14 CDT 2004
> Just tried that... didn't work. The AGServiceManager dies as soon as I
> bring up the Venue Client on the control box.... Same issue.
I managed to reproduce what you describe on Fedora Core 2, interestingly it
seems to work fine on Fedora Core 1.
I used 'strace -f -p <pid>' to see what the differences are between starting
AGServiceManager.py from the command-line and from the Gnome window manager.
For strace output see:
You'll see with the the version started from the window manager, there is an
'exit_group(0)' call which doesn't exist in the version started from the
Attaching to (the launched from the window manager) AGServiceManager.py
using strace has the side-effect of not closing the window and
AGServiceManager.py will continue running happily (albeit more slowly).
A workaround is use a shell script wrapper for AGServiceManager.py, like:
You could then modify 'VenueServer-Debug.desktop' located in:
and change the "Exec=VenueServer.py -d" line to something like
I haven't yet worked out what the correct fix is or why it is happening.
>> At 03:36 PM 9/14/2004, Jim Miller wrote:
>>> I am having problems with the launchers in Gnome. If I open an xterm or
>>> a gnome-terminal and run Service Manager by physically typing
>>> AGServiceManager.py everything works fine. However, If I try to run
>>> servicemanager from the menu items or create a launcher myself, the
>>> AGServiceManager will run and listen on port 11000, but as soon as the
>>> VenueClient tries to communicate with the ServiceManager, the terminal
>>> window disappears and the AGServiceManager.py script dies. I have tried
>>> creating Gnome application launchers for the AGServiceManager.py script
>>> as well as created a launcher to run just a basic xterm that runs
>>> AGServiceManager (xterm -e AGServiceManager.py)
>>> I get the same result for both.
>>> Any Ideas?
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