Unknown CORBA exception id: ‘IDL:omg.org/CORBA/INV_OBJREF:1.0’

What a wonderful informative message.
It happened when I logged into Gnome 2.6, once for each applet in the panel. Given the clarity of the message I had no doubt the applets didn’t load. I could also see they were missing in the panel 🙂
After some searching I finally discovered the solution: log out of Gnome, remove /tmp/orbit-XXX where XXX is your username, and log in again. Problem solved.
One vote from me for intelligible error messages.






8 responses to “Unknown CORBA exception id: ‘IDL:omg.org/CORBA/INV_OBJREF:1.0’”

  1. Torsten Eriksson avatar
    Torsten Eriksson

    I agree totally! Thank you so much for posting this. Deep sigh! I couldn’t figure it out.

  2. Keless avatar

    cool. I just updated everything and my email wouldnt open– havent rebooted yet since updates.. going to try this and hopefully all is well, TIA.

  3. Keless avatar

    bravo! im back in business. Thought I could get away with just deleting and re-logging in, but that was scary and bad.

    Rebooted, and all was good. Thx again.

  4. rene avatar

    I think you have to logout, delete from the console and login again. At least that was what I did.

  5. Nate Smith avatar
    Nate Smith

    After an attack by angry CORBAs, I limped around looking for an antidote for this snakebite. Bang. It’s like magic, I’m back together again! Thanks, Rene! 😀

  6. Nick avatar

    WOW!! A simple fix?

    “Dorothy, I don’t think we’re in Windows anymore!!!”

  7. AxlMad avatar

    Hmm! Nice work! But I wonder why the rpm packages don’t “know” about this!!! There’d be some lousy 5 lines to add! :((
    Anyway, thanks very much for the help!

  8. sebastien avatar

    Thanks Rene. Great and simple fix.
    Quick question though, what is orbit-separ for anyway?

    I have other similar dir, should I delete them all? (kde-separ, mcop-separ, mc-separ, ksocket-separ)

    As far as I know, you should not have anything relevant in /tmp.

    thanks again,