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Old 02-19-2005, 02:11 PM   #1
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what is bonobo?


Today I was customizing my desktop and I had to use su in a terminal to start nautilus so I could copy some icon files to /usr/share/pixmaps. That way I can select them for launchers using custom icons under properties. After I closed the nautilus session that I opened using su from a terminal, I got the following message at the command prompt:

(nautilus:4704): Bonobo-WARNING **: Leaked a total of 14 refs to 14 bonobo object(s)

Anyone know what this is all about? Nothing bad happened and everything continued to work properly. It seems bash didn't like me using su to open nautilus, or, it didn't appreciate me using bash to open nautilus in a gui and copy and paste files from various folders that way. I thought Linux was suppose to let me do whatever I wanted with my computer...even if it ends up borking the system. Well, actually, it did let me do what I wanted, it just let me know what the result was...14 leaks to bonobo objects...huh!?

 
Old 02-19-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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Originally posted by sharkzf6
Anyone know what this is all about? Nothing bad happened and everything continued to work properly. It seems bash didn't like me using su to open nautilus, or, it didn't appreciate me using bash to open nautilus in a gui and copy and paste files from various folders that way. I thought Linux was suppose to let me do whatever I wanted with my computer...even if it ends up borking the system. Well, actually, it did let me do what I wanted, it just let me know what the result was...14 leaks to bonobo objects...huh!?

Ha ha, scratch that! My Gnome sounds quit working. I could play .wav files from a terminal using aplay and Doom 3 still had sound, but the system sounds quit. I logged out and back in, no help. I restarted X without rebooting the computer, no help. I ended up rebooting the computer and everything went back to normal, all system sounds restored. Guess this bonobo thing is pretty important although when I checked synaptic (using Debian) bonobo is not installed though some of its libraries are...weird.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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Nope, I can tell you it had nothing to do with your sound dying because I get that all the time when I open nautilus from a console. I sorta worried at first but then when nothing went wrong I stopped caring, figured if something was gonna break it would've done so by now
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:44 PM   #4
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Originally posted by DJ P@CkMaN
Nope, I can tell you it had nothing to do with your sound dying because I get that all the time when I open nautilus from a console. I sorta worried at first but then when nothing went wrong I stopped caring, figured if something was gonna break it would've done so by now
Thanks for the feedback, I'm sure you're right about the sound dying when opening nautilus from the console.
 
  


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