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Month: September 2020

[trinity-users] Re: "TDE launcher could not be reached via DCOP"

From: "D. R. Evans" <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:50:25 -0600
Sl�vek Banko via tde-users wrote on 9/26/20 4:58 PM:
> On Saturday 26 of September 2020 22:54:52 D. R. Evans wrote:
>> Every few weeks/months I suddenly start to receive the message in the
>> subject line when trying to start programs from the quicklauncher, the
>> TDE main menu or the "Open with..." menu item.
>> Usually, logging out and back in "solves" the problem. Today it did not,
>> and I had to reboot.
>> Is there some less catastrophic way to get things working again when I
>> start to see this message?
>> � Doc
>> PS I suspect that some process dies and for some reason TDE doesn't have
>> a watchdog on it to force it to restart (if that guess is correct, it
>> sounds like two bugs to me: one that the process can crash, one that TDE
>> doesn't notice and do something about it).
> Hi Doc,
> do you observe any common thing that precedes it? For example, to update 


> Trinity packages during an active session? Or does it happen by accident? 
> You can examine ~/.xsession-errors to see if there is reported any crash 
> when it occurs?

No obvious thing changed at all. I was working all morning without a problem.
After lunch, I was getting the error.

I'll try to remember to look in ~/.xsession-errors next time (it was
overwritten when I rebooted today).

> As an attempt to resolve the situation without logging out / logging in, 
> without restarting you can try running /opt/trinity/bin/tdeinit. This will 
> replace the existing tdeinit with a new one. Next to this, you can 
> use "dcop tdelauncher MainApplication-interface quit" - this will 
> terminate tdelauncher and then a new one will be started. In addition, you 
> can restart the kicker: "dcop kicker kicker restart". I use it when I do 
> updates of packages during an active session.

OK, I'll make a note of those things to try next time it happens.

Thanks muchly.



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