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old geezer 02-02-2013 04:30 PM

Desktop shortcut
 
Old Geezer back again. I am running Linux Mint 14 Nadia. I made two shorcuts to my forums using Launcher but I try to do the same with two other forums and I get this--Failed to execute child process. Don't make sense to me. If it works for one link it should work for more. Tell me something please.How did this child get in here anyway?

goumba 02-02-2013 05:17 PM

That's what happens when you leave a bowl of candy on the table by an open door, those kids will find it.

Child processes can fail to be created for a variety of reasons - out of memory, memory corruption, disk space perhaps. Every thing in Linux is a process. When you start a program in Linux, that first process executed is called the parent. A parent can "fork" (ok stop that I hear you laughing!) and create other processes, called children, to do other work while the parent process works on yet something else.

old geezer 02-02-2013 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by goumba (Post 4883270)
That's what happens when you leave a bowl of candy on the table by an open door, those kids will find it.

Child processes can fail to be created for a variety of reasons - out of memory, memory corruption, disk space perhaps. Every thing in Linux is a process. When you start a program in Linux, that first process executed is called the parent. A parent can "fork" (ok stop that I hear you laughing!) and create other processes, called children, to do other work while the parent process works on yet something else.

Well thanks but how do you account for the fact that as I said I created two forum shortcuts with no child getting in to it.

goumba 02-02-2013 06:17 PM

Children can be most unpredictable.
 
That message is pretty vague, unfortunately.

Is there enough space on the disk?

Also have you done any updates between creating the first (successful) set of shortcuts, and the second (unsuccessful) set?

old geezer 02-03-2013 09:16 AM

Only a third of this disk is used. Don't really know what you are feferring to with an update. I did install a Java add-on.

billybob12 02-03-2013 10:11 AM

UPDATE
OK being new to this discombulated OS I made a newbie mistake.I had selected application for type rather than place. Oh well lot to learn yet.

goumba 02-04-2013 08:13 AM

No, I was ansking if any of the system packages had been updated. I had read sometimes this error occurs after updating packages containing some libraries as their location may have changed.

old geezer 02-04-2013 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by goumba (Post 4884097)
No, I was ansking if any of the system packages had been updated. I had read sometimes this error occurs after updating packages containing some libraries as their location may have changed.

This has nothing to do with my problem but a strange thing has happened. If I leave my security setting set to block reported attack sites I get this. I googled a it is a warning that this site has been compromised--SAY WHAT?

suicidaleggroll 02-04-2013 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by old geezer (Post 4884192)
This has nothing to do with my problem but a strange thing has happened. If I leave my security setting set to block reported attack sites I get this. I googled a it is a warning that this site has been compromised--SAY WHAT?

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