Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security
User Name
Linux - Security This forum is for all security related questions.
Questions, tips, system compromises, firewalls, etc. are all included here.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-13-2005, 12:51 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Rep: Reputation: 46
What is bonobo-activation?

I was doing ps -e looking for processes to kill and noticed a new one, Bonobo-activation. I have seen this before but not on this system. Is this a security problem? or something that I am supposed to have but never niticed? I killed it, rebooted and it did not come back. I did a google and I cant really find a definition or what it does, just lots of programming related things. Thanks.

Last edited by BajaNick; 03-13-2005 at 12:53 PM.
Old 03-13-2005, 01:15 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 9,870

Rep: Reputation: 380Reputation: 380Reputation: 380Reputation: 380
i'm not sure what the bonobo-activation thing is, but it seems like it's part of gnome and isn't something to worry about security-wise:

i'm on slackware 10.x and i have no bonobo processes, but i've only installed cd1 (no kde/gnome) so maybe that's why...
Old 03-13-2005, 11:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal.
Distribution: Slack 11
Posts: 1,737

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 46
It just appeared in the process list and I have never seen it there before so thats why I became concerned about it. Thanks.
Old 03-14-2005, 12:04 PM   #4
Tons of Fun
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Distribution: Debian 10 | Kali Linux | Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Posts: 382

Rep: Reputation: 37
Bonobo is a Component Model that was created for GNOME and it's layered on top of CORBA, and inspired after the microsoft COM layer. (A component model provides a way to activate objects dynamically, including some that didn't exist originally, and of course it's through a common interface). Bonobo controls allow for visual embedding of components. They are a powerful way to package high level widgets, they are pluggable and interchangable, similar to ActiveX controls, and they are used for pluggable apps like Nautilus and Evolution. It is not anything to be oncerned with.
1 members found this post helpful.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what is bonobo? sharkzf6 Linux - Newbie 3 02-19-2005 06:44 PM
Strange error Bonobo Activation Server nwalthall Linux - General 1 01-19-2005 02:44 AM
gdesklets bonobo.ui won't create gong Linux - Software 1 05-30-2004 06:35 PM
GPDF failing bonobo activation jpbarto Linux - Software 1 11-20-2003 08:20 PM
bonobo.ui problem m1-rail Linux - General 2 08-20-2003 11:54 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Security

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:02 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration