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Old 07-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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How to narrow down error 'The exec() call failed' ?


Hello,
I was running Rhat 6.2 on my laptop T61p.
I upgraded it to Rhat 6.3. Upgraded went smoothly and I didn't have any issues except now every time after reboot I've got error message "The exec() call failed".
this is kind of irritating me but I have no idea how to trace it down and find what causes it.
Neither /var/log/messages nor dmesg give me any clue?
Any ideas how to narrow down it?
Thanks
 
Old 07-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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My first question would be, where are you seeing / receiving the error message?
 
Old 07-17-2012, 05:43 AM   #3
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The error message I've got on the desktop
I have to click 'OK' on it and then it disappears.
 
Old 07-17-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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what kind of desktop do you have?
 
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my desktop is Gnome
 
Old 07-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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for X11 related errors see: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
for gdm errors follow this: http://library.gnome.org/admin/gdm/s...ooting.html.en
 
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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I couldn't find any errors under X11 directory.
Thanks
 
Old 07-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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thanks for trying to help me ...
I found out that in my case the problem was caused by Symanter AntiVirus panel icon in Startup Applications.
After I disable that icon I didn't get the error any more.
Thanks
 
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Well done on tracking down the cause. Please remember to mark as SOLVED once you have a solution
 
  


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