Bug #462

Gnome apps cannot show help pages

Added by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start date:12/05/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:Jean-Michel Philippe % Done:


Category:Programming Spent time: 20.00 hours
Target version:DoudouLinux CD - 2012-08 Estimated time:2.00 hours


There is a main issue in LXDE sessions that prevent all Gnome apps to show their embedded documentation. Debian bugs have been opened but for Epiphany and Empathy. I now believe it is purely due to the LXDE session since help pages correctly show in a Gnome session on Debian/Squeeze, but not in the standard LXDE session.


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Bug #379: Epiphany help isn't displayedClosedJean-Michel Philippe

Bug #303: Empathy help does not workClosedJean-Michel Philippe


Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 3 years ago

  • Project changed from DoudouLinux CD to Migration to Squeeze
  • Category deleted (System)

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 2 years ago

A workaround has been found using DBus message spying (see revision 2613). Although the error message is still displayed by Gnome apps, the help pages show up thanks to a Python script running background in every session. Note that the issue finally doesn't seem to come from Lxsession but from Gvfs since it has disappeared in Debian Wheezy and the Lxsession version of Wheezy doesn't solve the issue in Debian Squeeze after backporting.

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 2 years ago

  • Category set to Programming
  • Status changed from New to Ready for test
  • Assignee set to Jean-Michel Philippe
  • Target version changed from 2012-02 to 2012-05

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe about 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2012-05 to 2012-08

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Ready for test to Resolved

Updated by Jean-Michel Philippe over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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