[CentOS] After restart, user's gnome autostart seems broken

wwp subscript at free.fr
Fri May 6 06:46:51 UTC 2016


Hello there,


CentOS6.7 64-bit up-to-date running on my laptop.. This night I had to
restart (did it properly). Since then, my ~/.config/autostart/ contains
some new broken .desktop files and /var/log/messages complains:

gnome-session[7280]: WARNING: Could not parse desktop file /home/wwp/.config/autostart/gnome-keyring-daemon.desktop: Key file does not have key 'Name'
gnome-session[7280]: WARNING: could not read /home/wwp/.config/autostart/gnome-keyring-daemon.desktop
[snip]

the log tells the same story about other desktop files:
 gnome-settings-daemon
 gnome-settings-daemon-helper
 gnome-power-manager
 gnome-screensaver
 gdu-notification-daemon
 at-spi-registryd
 user-dirs-update-gtk
 seahorse-daemon
 evolution-alarm-notify
 xfce4-settings-helper-autostart
 xfce4-notes-autostart

IOW, stuff that sounds a bit critical from a GNOME desktop user PoV,
explaining my concern.

ALl the new broken .desktop files show the same date (Jul 3, 2014) and
seem to be related to default services (/etc/xdg/autostart) that should
normally NOT be there, as least from what I see on other similar
systems running here.

The services related to those files are NOT present anymore in my "Startup Applications
Preferences", and I start wondering if the broken local desktop files
are not shadowing system ones (that seem to run fine, according to `ps
ax` and to my running GNOME desktop, showing no defect).

I show you the contents of one of them, representative:
====
[Desktop Entry]
X-XFCE-Autostart-Override=false

Hidden=true
====

On another CentOS 6.7 box, I notice that those services (gnome keyring,
at spi registry wrapper, etc.) are present in the "Startup Applications
Preferences" but NOT in ~/.config/autostart/, so I assume that default
system things are taken into account there.

BTW, my user desktop settings are NOT to "automatically remember running
applications when logging out".

I have a complete backup of the system after last reboot (and a
differential backup from one day ago), so I'm not risking anything
apparently, but does anybody understand what happened? Is it safe to
remove those broken desktop files are relogin my user?


Regards,

-- 
wwp
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