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Weird error messages from configuration utilities

asked 2014-04-06 08:16:46 -0500

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I don't use Gnome or KDE. I only run GUIs when I have to do an unfamiliar task. I then start them (from an xterm) thus:

$ su -
# system-config-printer&
[1] 3245
( Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to set text from markup due to error parsing markup: Error on line 1 char 63: Invalid UTF-8 encoded text in name ? not valid 'Copyright \xa9 2006-2012 Red Hat, Inc.'

The utilies seem to work properly but I wonder, why am I getting these Gtk-WARNINGs? (I have shown only the first one.) Searching for them gives no hits!


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answered 2014-07-18 23:24:23 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

This happens to me all the time with most GTK applications, e.g. Firefox or Thunderbird. It's probably just a little warning, happens to a lot of people, harmless. Don't worry too much about it, it's probably just a little font problem with the non-native GTK application. For example, firefox returns almost the same thing.

Tip: Don't worry too much about warnings.

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answered 2014-07-17 14:04:44 -0500

pingou gravatar image

These are warnings, not errors, so they can be safely ignored. Apparently it has troubles parsing the (c) sign, likely in the about window. So eventually it looks less nice than it could.

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