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Re: Update Applet not working



Patrick Wiseman wrote: 

> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 11:10 AM, JoeHill <joehill@teksavvy.com> wrote:
> >
> > All of a sudden-like, my update applet doesn't work properly. If I give it a
> > click, I am asked for the root pass as usual, but then nothing happens.
> >
> > Nothing.  
> 
> Open a root terminal and run 'update-manager' and I'll bet you'll see
> a GTK authorization error.

Forgot this part...you are correct:

node1:/home/joehill# update-manager 
warning: could not initiate dbus
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/update-manager", line 76, in <module>
    app = UpdateManager(data_dir)
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py", line
400, in __init__ self.restore_state()
  File "/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/UpdateManager/UpdateManager.py", line
831, in restore_state expanded =
self.gconfclient.get_bool("/apps/update-manager/show_details") gobject.GError:
Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need
to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a
system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/ for information.
(Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply.
Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the
message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or
the network connection was broken.)

> My workaround until it's fixed is to use the applet just to tell me when
> there are updates available and then to run aptitude!  (I realize that's
> totally unsatisfactory!)

-- 
J


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