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    Default Slab popups all the time

    Since a few days I constantly get popups on my screen indicating some error related to slab.

    This is the exact error message:
    Code:
    An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for slab.
    Some of your configuration settings may not work properly
    There is also a details button, which shows the following information:
    Code:
    Bad key or directory name: "/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
    Bad key or directory name: "/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
    Bad key or directory name: "/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
    Bad key or directory name: "/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
    Bad key or directory name: "/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
    Bad key or directory name: "/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/": Key/directory may not end with a slash '/'
    The strange part is that I have had those popups all the time on my laptop since I upgraded from beta 5 to RC1 (several days ago), but until today not on my desktop system which I also upgraded from beta 5 to RC1.
    But indeed, since this morning the errors also popup on my desktop system and I haven't installed any packages or updates in the last few days.

    What I did install though on my desktop system and after which I think I got those annoying popups is a firefox addon for the vmware server 2 console.

    I'm rather confident that the popups started showing up after I installed the addon.

    I already tried disabling and even uninstalling the addon, but unfortunately the popups keep coming.

    Any ideas ?

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    Did you install VMWare server 2.0 as well?

    I had similar messages after installing the rpm package..

    You could try removing the package and reinstalling, not sure if that will solve the error.
    It's possible you'll have to edit the file manually...
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    On my desktop I have installed vmware server 2 itself indeed, but not on my laptop.
    Code:
    # rpm -qa | grep -i vmware
    VMware-server-2.0.0-122956
    Also the vmware server 2 rpm was already installed before the upgrade to RC1 and at that time there were no issues at all.

    So it seems it must have something to do with the RC1 in combination with the vmware server console plugin for firefox.

    Now that I think of it:
    on both my laptop and my desktop pc I already had installed the vmware plugin, but after the upgrade to RC1 the vmware UI asked me again to install the plugin.
    If I'm not mistaken RC1 has an updated version of firefox in comparison to Beta5, so probably that's the reason why I had to install the plugin again.

    On my desktop I think I also noticed that the console plugin that was installed before the upgrade to RC1 was grayed out accompanied with a message like "incompatible with firefox 3.0.4"
    Unfortunately I noticed this at the time the "new" plugin was being installed so I could not remove it anymore prior to installing the new plugin

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    Quote Originally Posted by guydeschepper View Post
    ..
    Now that I think of it:
    on both my laptop and my desktop pc I already had installed the vmware plugin, but after the upgrade to RC1 the vmware UI asked me again to install the plugin.

    <snip>

    On my desktop I think I also noticed that the console plugin that was installed before the upgrade to RC1 was grayed out accompanied with a message like "incompatible with firefox 3.0.4"
    I think you are right on par with your observation.
    That's probably also what I experienced... could not differentiate as I installed VMWare Server 2.0 and directly went to the web portal to add the plugin. After that the error appeared as soon as I opened the SLAB menu.

    I chucked that setup.. so I have no base at the moment to test how to clean it up. If you book success there, let us know

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    Hi guys, I have the same behavior (but in French )
    I tried to remove the plugin from FF and to remove vmware-server but the problem is still there.
    I took a search in gconf and didn't find anything weird.

    Do you have ideas?

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    Searching for the url-handelers (find / | grep /desktop/gnome/url-handlers ) I'm getting these locations:

    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/desktop/gnome/url-handlers

    doing a listing in those directories I'm getting this:


    # ls /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers

    %gconf.xml ftp h323 icq info man msnim note rtp trash xmpp
    aim gg http icy irc mms net pnm rtsp uvox ymsgr
    callto ghelp https icyx mailto mmsh news rdp sip vnc


    # ls /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/

    %gconf.xml file-views interface policykit thumbnail_cache
    accessibility file_sharing lockdown remote_access thumbnailers
    applications file_views nautilus-sendto session typing_break
    background font_rendering peripherals sound url-handlers


    # ls /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/desktop/gnome/url-handlers

    %gconf.xml vm vms

    The above listings are on a system that's NOT affected. You could compare your results and try moving out or deleting directories that differ and may have to do with the vmware extensions.
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    Thanks for the info Magic31

    Searching for the url-handlers gives much more results on my system:

    Code:
    # find / | grep /desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/%gconf.xml
    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/notes
    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/notes/%gconf.xml
    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai
    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai/%gconf.xml
    /home/gds/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /home/gds/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/%gconf.xml
    /home/gds/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai
    /home/gds/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai/%gconf.xml
    find: `/home/gds/.gvfs': Permission denied
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/msnim
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/msnim/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aim
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aim/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/uvox
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/uvox/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ghelp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ghelp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtsp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtsp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/info
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/info/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mmsh
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mmsh/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/gg
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/gg/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ftp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ftp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/pnm
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/pnm/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/xmpp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/xmpp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icq
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icq/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/sip
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/sip/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icyx
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icyx/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/vnc
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/vnc/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icy
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icy/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/note
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/note/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/net
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/net/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/irc
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/irc/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/man
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/man/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ymsgr
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ymsgr/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/news
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/news/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mms
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mms/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/trash
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/trash/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/h323
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/h323/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/callto
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/callto/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/msnim
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/msnim/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aim
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/aim/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/uvox
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/uvox/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ghelp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ghelp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/https/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtsp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtsp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/info
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/info/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mmsh
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mmsh/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/gg
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/gg/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ftp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ftp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/pnm
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/pnm/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/xmpp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/xmpp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icq
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icq/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtp
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/rtp/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/sip
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/sip/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icyx
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icyx/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/vnc
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/vnc/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icy
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/icy/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/note
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/note/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/net
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/net/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/irc
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/irc/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/man
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/man/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ymsgr
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/ymsgr/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/news
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/news/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mms
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mms/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/trash
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/trash/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/h323
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/h323/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/callto
    <splitting because more than 10000 characters>

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    Code:
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/callto/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto/%gconf.xml
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http
    /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.schemas/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/%gconf.xml
    /root/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /root/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/%gconf.xml
    /root/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai
    /root/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai/%gconf.xml
    /root/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /root/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/%gconf.xml
    /root/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai
    /root/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers/cai/%gconf.xml
    find: `/var/lib/ntp/proc/6599/net': Invalid argument
    find: `/proc/6599/net': Invalid argument
    Unfortunately grepping on vmware doesn't give any results:
    Code:
    # for x in `find / | grep /desktop/gnome/url-handlers`; do grep -i vmware $x; done
    find: `/home/gds/.gvfs': Permission denied
    find: `/var/lib/ntp/proc/6599/net': Invalid argument
    find: `/proc/6599/net': Invalid argument
    BTW: Glad to know I'm not the only one with this problem

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    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    You could try renaming these directories first (these folders don't exist in my users home dir on my setup):

    /home/gds/.gconf/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    /home/gds/.gconf/schemas/desktop/gnome/url-handlers
    Have a lot of fun!

  10. #10

    Default Re: Slab popups all the time

    I renamed them instead of removing because I noticed they are related to lotus notes, which is the mail client used by our company.

    Unfortunately the popups keep coming.

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