mintMenu no longer runs ...

mintMenu no longer runs ...

Postby timk on Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:03 pm

I see many people having a problem with this but it doesn't appear that their solutions apply to me. mintmenu DOES run if I create a brand new user. It is something related to my user account, but whenever I run it I get:

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The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:MATE_mintMenu".


I've done the following with no success:
* moved my .mate* out of the way
* mintmenu --reset
* verified python version (2.7.3)

There something somewhere in my mate settings or in some dotfile somewhere causing mintmenu to crash, but I can't figure out what it is ...

If I try to run it from a terminal, I get:
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tim@echo:~$ mintmenu
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/mintMenu.py", line 62, in <module>
    from easybuttons import iconManager
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/easybuttons.py", line 14, in <module>
    from filemonitor import monitor as filemonitor
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/filemonitor.py", line 122, in <module>
    monitor = FileMonitor()
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/filemonitor.py", line 17, in __init__
    self.wm = pyinotify.WatchManager()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pyinotify.py", line 1706, in __init__
    raise OSError(err % self._inotify_wrapper.str_errno())
OSError: Cannot initialize new instance of inotify, Errno=Too many open files (EMFILE)


Not sure if that "too many open files" actually means anything or not. I certainly have not maxed out the open files on my system (I checked).
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Re: mintMenu no longer runs ... [SOLVED]

Postby timk on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:13 pm

In my case it was something in /tmp/ mucking things up. A reboot (which clears /tmp/) fixed it.
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