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Old 08-28-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
kodon
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Question insight into .xsession-errors


2.6.6 kernel
gdm-2.6.0.3
kde-3.2.3
qt-3.3.3
alsa-1.0.5a


thought i had things set up fairly well, then saw the following in my ~/.xsession-errors:

Code:
stderr is not a tty - where are you?
xset:  bad font path element (#72), possible causes are:
    Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
    Directory missing fonts.dir
    Incorrect font server address or syntax
startkde: Starting up...
ksplash: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kbuildsycoca running...
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kmixctrl: ERROR: Alsa mixer cannot be found.
Please check that the soundcard is installed and the
soundcard driver is loaded.
kmixctrl: 
kmixctrl: ERROR: Alsa mixer cannot be found.
Please check that the soundcard is installed and the
soundcard driver is loaded.
kmixctrl: 
QFont::setPointSize: Point size <= 0 (-3)
kmix: ERROR: Alsa mixer cannot be found.
Please check that the soundcard is installed and the
soundcard driver is loaded.
kmix: 
kmix: ERROR: Alsa mixer cannot be found.
Please check that the soundcard is installed and the
soundcard driver is loaded.
kmix: 
konqueror: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!
Checking /dev/cdrom for cdrom...
	Testing /dev/cdrom for cooked ioctl() interface
		Unable to open /dev/hdd: Permission denied
	Testing /dev/cdrom for SCSI interface
		/dev/cdrom is not a SCSI device

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdrom0: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdroma for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdroma: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdrom1: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdromb for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdromb: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdrom2 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdrom2: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdromc for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdromc: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdrom3 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdrom3: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdroms/cdromd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdroms/cdromd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/hd0 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/hd0: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/hda for cdrom...
	Testing /dev/hda for cooked ioctl() interface
		Unable to open /dev/hda: Permission denied
	Testing /dev/hda for SCSI interface
		/dev/hda is not a SCSI device

Checking /dev/hd1 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/hd1: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/hdb for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/hdb: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/hd2 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/hd2: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/hdc for cdrom...
	Testing /dev/hdc for cooked ioctl() interface
		Unable to open /dev/hdc: Permission denied
	Testing /dev/hdc for SCSI interface
		/dev/hdc is not a SCSI device

Checking /dev/hd3 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/hd3: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/hdd for cdrom...
	Testing /dev/hdd for cooked ioctl() interface
		Unable to open /dev/hdd: Permission denied
	Testing /dev/hdd for SCSI interface
		/dev/hdd is not a SCSI device

Checking /dev/sg0 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sg0: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sga for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sga: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sg1 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sg1: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sgb for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sgb: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sg2 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sg2: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sgc for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sgc: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sg3 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sg3: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sgd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sgd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdu31a for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdu31a: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cdu535 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cdu535: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcd0 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcd0: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcda for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcda: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcd1 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcd1: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcdb for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcdb: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcd2 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcd2: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcdc for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcdc: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcd3 for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcd3: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sbpcdd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sbpcdd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sonycd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sonycd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/mcd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/mcd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/sjcd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/sjcd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/cm206cd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/cm206cd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/gscd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/gscd: No such file or directory

Checking /dev/optcd for cdrom...
	Could not stat /dev/optcd: No such file or directory



No cdrom drives accessible to kodon found.

Checking /dev/cdrom for cdrom...
	Testing /dev/cdrom for cooked ioctl() interface
		Unable to open /dev/hdd: Permission denied
	Testing /dev/cdrom for SCSI interface
		/dev/cdrom is not a SCSI device
kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype text/english not found
kio (KMimeType): WARNING: KServiceType::offers : servicetype text/english not found

1. stderr...searches seem to relate to remote logins...i am not using sshd, but did recently get wlan0 functioning

2. bad font path...perhaps a bad X font server setting? i haven't made any configurations to it so far...and i'm not really sure where its config file is

3. ksplash warning...no idea at all

4. QPixmap & QFont...qt related? these have always appeared since the first "startx"

5. alsa mixer cannot be found...not sure, alsamixer is available to normal users and sound seems to be working fine [including alsa as output]. so...kmix can't load alsa's mixer settings and defaults to its own mixer settings?

6. cdrom...no idea why a cdrom device is being searched for [or what is searching for it], but hdc and hdd are both accessible to all users



most of these are just warnings [i'd still like to correct if possible] and the alsa error doesn't really affect the sound...i'm just wondering why they are generated at all. would upgrading and compiling kde from source be beneficial at all? so far i've stuck with the "current" package tree as much as possible
 
Old 08-28-2004, 09:44 PM   #2
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Use fluxbox, it won't fill your xsession-error, it is clean

Seriously, I always noticed the "QPixmap" warning, in each case I start kde apps in a non-kde desktop session (like in fluxbox for example) and I always see it as you, just at the beginning of a new kde session. I have done some search about that but with no luck...

To fix the cdrom error, try to disable all cdrom options in konqueror if you don't use them.

In general, many program are very verbose, they log anything which is a good thing from open source point of view because logs help to debug.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:06 PM   #3
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About "CDROM search" this has beeb discussed 2 times in last week.

start here

Summary: KDE's Audio CD Browser plug in for Konqueror does it. I think it was in "Services" tab. "Was" cause I deleted it and the errors went away. Others just changed permission on /dev/cdrom. You are lucky it doesn't freeze your system, like others reported.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:37 PM   #4
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doh!

i had to redo my user account and forgot to re-add myself to the cdrom group
cdrom is detected now



cedrik: just tried fluxbox...and it is *bleeep* quick! i'm going to have to look into how to operate in it...oh yeah, fluxbox gives the stderr message also. any idea why?

suslik: thank you...and i'm sorry i don't keep up with the forum as well as you do.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 05:29 AM   #5
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You can ignore the "stderr is not a tty" message, it appears in my xsession-error too, I think it comes because when x session starts, the errors are redirected to .xsession_error (stderr) and when X reads it, it can't see it as a tty (normal because stderr is not a tty )
 
  


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