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Author Topic: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard  (Read 1696 times)

GrannyGeek

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Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« on: March 27, 2009, 10:53:48 am »

Today I was cleaning out some /var/log files and noticed I'm getting numerous repetitions of this in /var/log/syslog:
Mar 27 12:28:12 hall gnome-keyring-daemon[3285]: failed to initialize a HAL context: (null)
Mar 27 12:29:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 12:30:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 12:31:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 12:32:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 12:33:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 12:34:12 hall last message repeated 2 times

What does this mean and how can I get rid of it? I'm using vl-hot, not HAL, though I used HAL initially but changed it several days ago through VASM and have rebooted several times since then.

In /var/log/messages I'm getting something similar:
Mar 27 13:30:12 hall gnome-keyring-daemon[3285]: Scheduling hal init retry
Mar 27 13:31:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 13:32:12 hall last message repeated 2 times
Mar 27 13:33:12 hall last message repeated 2 times

and so on many, many times. What is the gnome-keyring-daemon and why is it starting?

Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
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Re: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2009, 11:36:36 am »

Gnome wants hal, so it tries to start it every so often.
Not sure why hal is failing to start every time gnome tries to start it.

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Re: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2009, 12:28:00 pm »

AFAIK, Gnome keyring is a daemon that stores passwords for gksu. 
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Re: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 12:35:00 pm »

but we all know how tied gnome and hal are ;)
Their session manager, their suspend and shutdown in newer cases, even their touchpads are handled via hal

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Re: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2009, 02:21:30 pm »

So I guess I should go back to HAL instead of vl-hot? It's a pity, as I really like vl-hot and on this aging computer I thought I got a bit better performance. Or I could just live with all the repetitions in the log files, which don't seem to be doing any harm other than making the files much larger than they need to be.

Thanks for your replies.
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Re: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2009, 02:55:48 pm »

I would keep VL-Hot and use something like logrotate to flush the logs.
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Re: Endless repetitions in log files for VL 6 Standard
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009, 09:12:34 pm »

I would keep VL-Hot and use something like logrotate to flush the logs.

I'll consider it. Right after my last post I switched to HAL and rebooted. No more endlessly repeating messages in the log files. I'll think about whether to switch back to vl-hot. The computer isn't so old that HAL's polling makes a noticeable difference. I'll try it with some streaming video, which tends to get choppy if the computer is busy.
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