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GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id

Postby Sadeck on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:36 am

I get this error when shutting down and booting Linux Mint 10.

GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown user id (0)

Is this error serious, will it get worse and how do I get rid of it?

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Thanks in advance.

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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby dante19992 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:44 am

I am having this same problem on Julia KDE. I am using a Dell inspiron 1545
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:55 am

From what I have found through Google, this problem actually traces back to Plymouth.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby dante19992 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:05 am

So THIS is why Plymouth was deemed unstable and not included in LMDE.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby tdockery97 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:27 am

dante19992 wrote:So THIS is why Plymouth was deemed unstable and not included in LMDE.

Exactly. If you wade through the huge number of posts in the Ubuntu forums that are referenced in a Google search, there is a patch that will supposedly fix the warning message.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby DrHu on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:17 pm

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1443231
http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10134586
Same error was in previous releases, so they (Ubuntu) haven't fixed it yet, OH well!
    The system ignores it and the desktop starts anyway..
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby Kendall on Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:29 pm

It's non-critical and hasn't caused any issues for either of the editions I build here, or for Pepeprmint. Remember that it's just a warning, and warnings don't mean anything is "wrong" per se. From my early looking, it appears the warning is present in the 11.04 builds as well.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby Sadeck on Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:33 pm

You guys are great thanks for the info! :)
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby dante19992 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:35 pm

everytime I get that bug my computer restarts. Non-Critical my backside
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GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed, Is critical

Postby dante19992 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:04 am

when I get this bug sometimes my system reboots.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby BigSteve_G on Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:39 pm

dante19992 wrote:So THIS is why Plymouth was deemed unstable and not included in LMDE.


So are the packages used in LMDE more stable then the ones in Ubuntu based Mint? because I thought the packages were from the Romeo repository & so things were the other way around?
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby dante19992 on Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:27 pm

BigSteve_G wrote:
dante19992 wrote:So THIS is why Plymouth was deemed unstable and not included in LMDE.


So are the packages used in LMDE more stable then the ones in Ubuntu based Mint? because I thought the packages were from the Romeo repository & so things were the other way around?

I believe most of your LMDE packages (if not all of them) come from debian repositories. I havn't used LMDE in a while but that was how it was when I did
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby llogg on Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:29 pm

Forcing the install of the latest version of plymouth for ubuntu solved the issue for at least one mint user:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=64980

I haven't done it because it simply slows down the recovery from sleep and has never caused a reboot or freeze, and I'm afraid forcing the install of ubuntu's plymouth version might have unintended consequences.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby maxfac on Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:35 am

Same issue here. I am using:

Julia
Samsung N210 - Intel GMA 3150.

The message can be seen during shutdown and when resume from suspend. I was so annoyed that I clean reinstalled 3 times (from Live USB) and burnt it 'fresh' on USB everytime through unetbootin - Still no luck.

It seems the warning message doesn't affect some people though. And sudo dpkg-reconfigure plymouth didn't seem to do anything either....

Must be someone out there who knows what is going on?
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby AlbertP on Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:59 am

It's a bug in the Plymouth boot splash (the Linux Mint logo during boot). You can disable Plymouth by replacing 'splash' with 'nosplash' in /etc/default/grub in the CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line, and then turning off splash in Startup Manager (somewhere in the menu). You will get a boot screen without Mint logo, just some text you possibly won't understand, but it works.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby maxfac on Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:51 pm

AlberP >

Thanks a lot. It did solve the problem. What I did was just to remove 'quiet splash' as this is = 'nosplash'. The Glib warning is no longer there. I wonder if there is an update for linux mint. As I understood it, the Ubuntu users have similar issues, and a fix update has been released, here > https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pl ... 2ubuntu5.1

I am tempted to apply that update but don't want to end up having Ubuntu splash screen.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby AlbertP on Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:55 pm

You won't get an Ubuntu screen: the screen is not in the 'plymouth' package but in a seperate one, which does not get changed with the fix you gave.
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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby Sadeck on Wed May 25, 2011 1:42 pm

Does anyone know if this error has been spotted in the Release Candidate Linux Mint 11? :shock:

Kindly let me know.

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Re: GLib-WARNING **: getpwuid_r(): failed due to unknown use

Postby AlbertP on Wed May 25, 2011 2:03 pm

It has been in Mint 9 and 10, but in 11 RC it's fixed.
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