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Author Topic: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt  (Read 2055 times)

sledgehammer

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pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« on: January 01, 2010, 11:16:41 pm »

gslapt doesn't start from the menu and when starting from terminal (root) I get three lines of the following error:

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(gslapt:3927): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

gslapt then starts fine and seems to work fine.

Does anyone know if this a problem I need to address?

I use VL 6.0 standard. It doesn't matter whether I start in the original kernel or the updated kernel (2.6.27.29).

Thanks

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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 07:18:47 pm »

I just started gslapt from a terminal in VL6 Light. I got the same message you did.

If the program works, I routinely overlook messages like this. Since I've been using gslapt successfully for months on this computer, I doubt it's anything to worry about. My gslapt does start from the menu. Maybe there's a wrong path or command in your menu.
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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 08:29:39 am »

The message should be harmless. I would think that the problem is in the desktop file, post the output of:

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cat /usr/share/applications/gslapt.desktop|grep Exec
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rbistolfi@vector1 [ ~/yacam ] %cat /usr/share/applications/gslapt.desktop|grep Exec
Exec=/sbin/vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt
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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 09:58:26 am »

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cat /usr/share/applications/gslapt.desktop|grep Exec
Exec=/usr/sbin/gslapt
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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 05:43:26 pm »

Edit /usr/share/applications/gslapt.desktop as root and add "/sbin/vsuper " to the Exec line, it should look like mine:

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Exec=/sbin/vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt

Gslapt needs to be ran as root, the vsuper command will ask for a password and give gslapt the proper privileges.
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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 07:55:51 pm »

Did it.

Thanks Rodrigo,

Now I get

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johwhi:$ cat /usr/share/applications/gslapt.desktop|grep Exec
Exec=/sbin/vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt

And now I can start gslapt from the menu. 

However the menu just starts gslapt.  Doesn't first ask for password. Same with firestarter.  Menu just starts firestarter, without asking for password.  I am not logged in as root.  So I suspect I have screwed up something else, somehow.  Nonetheless gslapt and firestarter seem to work fine.

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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 09:06:51 pm »

However the menu just starts gslapt.  Doesn't first ask for password. Same with firestarter.  Menu just starts firestarter, without asking for password.  I am not logged in as root.  So I suspect I have screwed up something else, somehow.  Nonetheless gslapt and firestarter seem to work fine.

Uh, that's a weird one. Vsuper should ask for a password every time, AFAIK. Try running /sbin/vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt from the terminal  as a regular user and post the messages from the terminal if any.
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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 09:45:06 pm »

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johwhi:$ /sbin/vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt
/usr/sbin/gslapt

(gslapt:22772): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

(gslapt:22772): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

(gslapt:22772): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()
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gslapt then opens.

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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 11:34:15 am »

Did you select 'remember password' when you started either Firestarter or Gslapt?
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Re: pango UTF-8 error on opening gslapt
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 09:16:27 pm »

Don't recall.  Doubt it.  But don't know how to tell it to forget password, so can't be sure.

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