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Odd Notification [Solved]

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I am getting an odd notification every now and again. Every hour or so I’ll get “repos sourceActor is undefined.” The error does not coincide with when the update manager checks for updates, and if I run "sudo apt-get update" from the terminal I get no errors.

I'm running 17.2 Cinnamon.

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$ inxi -Fzx
System:    Host: workpc Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.1  Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641) version: 3.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: V17.10 date: 08/10/2012
CPU:       Hexa core AMD FX-6100 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 52801.3 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1400.00 MHz 2: 1400.00 MHz 3: 1400.00 MHz 4: 2400.00 MHz 5: 1400.00 MHz 6: 4400.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1287 bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz, 1920x1080@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 352.30 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: NVIDIA Device 0e0f driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Sound: ALSA ver: k3.16.0-38-generic
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e800 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 820.2GB (43.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200AAJS size: 320.1GB 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: ST3500418AS size: 500.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 49G used: 7.6G (17%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 54G used: 2.9G (6%) fs: ext4 
           ID: swap-1 size: 10.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 36.0C mobo: 18.4C gpu: 0.0:40C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1291 fan-1: 2183 fan-3: 0 
Info:      Processes: 231 Uptime: 2:07 Memory: 948.9/3934.8MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.11) inxi: 1.9.17 
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Re: Odd Notification

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Hello, hpmc13.

As googling for the string "repos SourceActor" has not returned anything which struck me as being useful, I suggest to start by checking a few very basic things.
As you state that the notification is repeated every hour (roundabout), but independently of your Mint Update Manager cycle, let us see whether it might be a scheduled job.
Please, open a terminal window and execute the following commands:
  • Check for cronjobs run under your own account.

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    crontab -l
  • Check for cronjobs run under the Superuser root account.

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    sudo crontab -l
  • Check for hourly anacron jobs.

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    ls -l /etc/cron.hourly
In case you need help interpreting the displayed output, post the command and its output here please.

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Re: Odd Notification

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can you post also the output of

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inxi -r
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Re: Odd Notification

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Thank you both for your replies.

The first two commands state that there is no crontab for either user or root. The third gives a "total 0" response.

Here is the response for inxi -r

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/alex-wv-pulseaudio-equalizer-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/alex-wv/pulseaudio-equalizer-ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/alex-wv/pulseaudio-equalizer-ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/anonbeat-guayadeque-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/anonbeat/guayadeque/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/anonbeat/guayadeque/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cairo-dock-team-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cairo-dock-team/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/cairo-dock-team/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libreoffice-libreoffice-5-0-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-5-0/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/libreoffice-5-0/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/libreoffice-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/noobslab-icons-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/icons/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/noobslab-themes-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rafaela main upstream import romeo
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com rafaela main
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/otto-kesselgulasch-gimp-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/otto-kesselgulasch/gimp/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ravefinity-project-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ravefinity-project/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ravefinity-project/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skunk-pepper-flash-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/skunk/pepper-flash/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/skunk/pepper-flash/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xorg-edgers-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
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Re: Odd Notification

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Even more oddly, it seems that the error (or whatever it is) is happening more frequently now: It popped up 4, 8, and 10 minutes ago, according the notification applet on the panel. I've gotten into the habit of clearing them off - I'll let it run and see how many I get.
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Re: Odd Notification

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Do you show any cron jobs in syslog

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grep CRON /var/log/syslog
Something else it could be is the notification-daemon crashing. I'm running Mate and that has been acting up since July 7.

I get a message something like terminator Activity in /bin/bash popping up every few minutes until I reboot or ignore it for about an hour.

Also I can't seem to kill the notification-daemon, it keeps re-spawning.

Maybe this is happening to you in Cinnamon :?:
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PPA misery? You have a lot of PPA's in your sources list, which is always a bad idea. One could even say it's asking for all sorts of weird trouble... :shock:
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WharfRat wrote:Do you show any cron jobs in syslog
A few things, but the times don't jive with notifications

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grep CRON /var/log/syslog
Oct 27 01:09:01 workpc CRON[14133]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 01:17:01 workpc CRON[17077]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 01:39:01 workpc CRON[25214]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 02:09:01 workpc CRON[2306]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 02:17:01 workpc CRON[4917]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 02:39:01 workpc CRON[11810]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 07:20:42 workpc cron[1305]: (CRON) INFO (pidfile fd = 3)
Oct 27 07:20:42 workpc cron[1360]: (CRON) STARTUP (fork ok)
Oct 27 07:20:42 workpc cron[1360]: (CRON) INFO (Running @reboot jobs)
Oct 27 07:30:01 workpc CRON[5523]: (root) CMD (start -q anacron || :)
Oct 27 07:39:01 workpc CRON[8359]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 08:09:01 workpc CRON[17783]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 08:17:01 workpc CRON[20278]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 08:39:01 workpc CRON[27149]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 09:09:01 workpc CRON[4345]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 09:17:01 workpc CRON[6870]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 09:39:01 workpc CRON[23587]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 10:09:01 workpc CRON[727]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 10:17:01 workpc CRON[3525]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 10:39:01 workpc CRON[10406]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 11:09:01 workpc CRON[20040]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 11:17:01 workpc CRON[23596]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 11:39:02 workpc CRON[30892]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 12:09:01 workpc CRON[8274]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 12:17:01 workpc CRON[10801]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Oct 27 12:39:01 workpc CRON[17646]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 13:09:01 workpc CRON[27230]: (root) CMD (  [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -x /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && /usr/lib/php5/sessionclean /var/lib/php5 $(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime))
Oct 27 13:17:01 workpc CRON[29753]: (root) CMD (   cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly)
Haven't gotten one since 11:30 AM, it's now 1:35 PM. Weird.
Pjotr wrote:PPA misery? You have a lot of PPA's in your sources list, which is always a bad idea. One could even say it's asking for all sorts of weird trouble... :shock:
That was my thought, too, after seeing them. Might try disabling them all and seeing if it persists.
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hpmc13 wrote:
Pjotr wrote:PPA misery? You have a lot of PPA's in your sources list, which is always a bad idea. One could even say it's asking for all sorts of weird trouble... :shock:
That was my thought, too, after seeing them. Might try disabling them all and seeing if it persists.
I'm afraid that might not help.... They've already done their "damage", because your system already contains their software.

Still, it's worth a try.
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Maybe this could help to find the path to the solution:

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sourceActor
the actor that owns the popup menu
http://developer.linuxmint.com/referenc ... pMenu.html

Could it be a theme problem? Could you please revert to the official Cinnamon theme and see if the problem is still present?
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killer de bug wrote:Could it be a theme problem?
You might be seeking in the right direction, because this PPA is among the repo's of the topic starter:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu trusty main
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Hi hpmc13,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

Did you recently upgrade and or install anything new, like upgrading to the Cinnamon v2.8? If so, what? If you installed a new theme, perhaps trying another may help...

http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2015/10/e ... namon-2-8/
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Overall nice improvements with this update. I am, however, getting an odd notification every now and again since applying the update. Every hour or so I’ll get “repos sourceActor is undefined.” The error does not coincide with the update manager, and if I run sudo apt-get update from the terminal I get no errors.
Same message here
http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/171

Hope this helps ...
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phd21 wrote: Did you recently upgrade and or install anything new, like upgrading to the Cinnamon v2.8?
He did the upgrade as shown in the inxi result in its first post :wink:

I got also the confirmation by Tobby on the IRC that this message is coming from the configurable menu. Do you have it installed by any chances? Could you remove it and see if this solve the problem?
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Hi killer de bug,

Yes, I did notice that from the "inxi" results, but I wondered if they (hpmc13) did, and would admit to it, or remembered doing it. And, I wanted to know if they installed anything else, like a new theme and which one, as to try and narrow down all possible causes of the message. I even found an article regarding some programming language, "akka", that could cause this error.

I am running Linux Mint KDE. And sadly, my current older computer hardware does not have the resources to let me install all the other wonderful Linux Mint editions, even in Virtualbox, or I would certainly be happy to replicate this situation to help solve it; and, I do not know how to "remove" the upgrade, do you know the process, or anyone else? If, so, reversing it might help.

If the user has a good image backup, or has "Back in Time, "SystemBack', or "TimeShift" installed and a current backup prior to the update, upgrade, then it would be easy enough to restore that which would probably resolve the pop-up message problem, issue.

Hope this helps ...
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phd21 wrote:If the user has a good image backup, or has "Back in Time, "SystemBack', or "TimeShift" installed and a current backup prior to the update, upgrade, then it would be easy enough to restore that which would probably resolve the pop-up message problem, issue.
On LMDE Betsy, with Cinnamon 2.8, I installed the configurable menu from Lestcape. First thing it did was to show this popup. :mrgreen:
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Re: Odd Notification

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Man, you people are good!

It is configurable menu. Hopefully it will settle out when Cinnamon is stable and updates are made.

Thank you all for your time and efforts.
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