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Old 09-29-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Gamin error message after log-in with LXDE

Hello all,

I use LXDE on my Debian Testing/Sid box,and periodically i get the following error message at just after log-in:

Unable to establish connection with FAM. Do you have FAM or Gamin installed and running?
After this error message dialogue box,i click ok and am then presented with a plain blue backdrop/wallpaper rather than my usual wallpaper.
If i then do ctrl-alt-bkspce and restart X and log back in,the desktop then appears as normal without any error messages?.

I believe the problem isn't Debian specific as i have found a number of threads on different forums for different distro's with the same problem:

Here's the details of what versions i'm running:

ade@Pc1:~$ apt-cache policy lxde
  Installed: 0.4.2-1
  Candidate: 0.4.2-1
  Version table:
 *** 0.4.2-1 0
        990 testing/main Packages
        500 unstable/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
ade@Pc1:~$ apt-cache policy gamin
  Installed: 0.1.10-2
  Candidate: 0.1.10-2
  Version table:
 *** 0.1.10-2 0
        990 testing/main Packages
        500 unstable/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
ade@Pc1:~$ uname -a
Linux Pc1 2.6.30-1-amd64 #1 SMP Sat Aug 15 18:09:19 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I have found the only way i can stop this is by reinstalling LXDE and Gamin.
This works for approximately 30 boots,then the error message appears again.
Has anybody else using LXDE had this problem or know of a solution?.
Old 11-05-2009, 12:33 AM   #2
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Ditto, I am having the same prob


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