RedHat Network Alert Icon

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Sat Jun 19 04:17:22 UTC 2004

OK, At some point in my system's history, this icon in my system tray 
stopped working correctly.  It remains broken.  I think it used to work 
correctly for RH7.2.  I'm pretty sure it broke either with my update to 
RH7.3 or RH9....  After upgrading to FC2, it is still broken.

Symptom:  It remains green and showing the 2 arrows.  It never changes. 
  I no longer see the checkmark, question mark, or the exclamation point.

The RPM that is installed is:


Problem:  Clicking on the icon is supposed to run the command: 
rhn-applet-gui.  When I click on the icon, nothing (apparent) happens.

running the command rhn-applet-tui tells me (right now):

> [root at kjc386 src]# rhn-applet-tui
> Ignoring
> No package updates are needed.

running the command rhn-applet-gui from a command line yields:

> [root at kjc386 src]# rhn-applet-gui
> /usr/share/rhn/rhn_applet/ DeprecationWarning: integer argument expected, got float
>   self.animate_timeout_tag = gtk.timeout_add(math.floor(1000 * ANIMATION_TOTAL_TIME/len(frames)), self.animate_handler)

and hangs there.  It never finishes.  I have to type control-C to get a 
prompt back.

Can anyone tell me what's wrong?  Or what else you might need to provide 
  a reasonable diagnosis?  Or (even better) how to fix it??????

My FC2 is an upgrade from RH9.....  I'm pretty sure that whatever broke 
it when I upgraded to RH9 is still broken, I just don't know what it 
could be.

I also have the Red Hat Network applet installed in my system try.  It 
runs up2date.  It works just fine....

Kevin J. Cummings
kjchome at
cummings at
cummings at

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