[maemo-developers] Xterm display issue

From: Eero Tamminen eero.tamminen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Apr 24 10:22:10 EEST 2007

ext maldar mateen wrote:
> Yesterday i installed osso-xterm . I installed it successfully..
> when i try to lauch it from the Extras Menu. It says loading "xterm" and after a second the screen goes off (exits the xterm) with the following error at the console.
> maemo_af_desktop[4647]: We could not read lowmem page
> stats.
> execl: No such file or directory
> execl: No such file or directory

$ man execl
  execl, execlp, execle, execv, execvp - execute a file

Something (task navigator? D-BUS?) tries to execute something (xterm?),
but it doesn't exist where specified or is not executable.

> this error is for the following reason i suppose 
> error is triggered by the hildon code (hn-wm-memory.c)
> trying to open lowmem_allowed_pages and lowmem_used_pages in
> /proc/sys/vm, which are not there.

This should not be not serious, AFAIK all allocs / app launching
are allowed if these proc files are not found.

> i don't know wht exactly is missing in the xterm to launch it proerly..
> if anyone has better solution or faced the same kind of issue plz let me know.

Check what the .desktop file states and check whether you can run
the specified executable directly.  Or if there's a dbus service
specified instead, whether it exists in the D-BUS services and
can be executed.

	- Eero

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