Why does " Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_editable: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed" errors filling up /var/log/messages?

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • Gnome-shell

Issue

  • Why millions of errors like below filling up /var/log/messages?
Dec  7 03:40:03 HOSTNAME gnome-session[xxxx]: (gnome-shell:3065): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_editable: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Dec  7 03:40:03 HOSTNAME gnome-session[xxxx]: (gnome-shell:3065): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_text: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Dec  7 03:40:03 HOSTNAME gnome-session[xxxx]: (gnome-shell:3065): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_set_text: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Dec  7 03:40:03 HOSTNAME gnome-session[xxxx]: (gnome-shell:3065): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_editable: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Dec  7 03:40:03 HOSTNAME gnome-session[xxxx]: (gnome-shell:3065): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_get_text: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed
Dec  7 03:40:03 HOSTNAME gnome-session[xxxx]: (gnome-shell:3065): Clutter-CRITICAL **: clutter_text_set_text: assertion 'CLUTTER_IS_TEXT (self)' failed

Resolution

  • Remove following package from the system and restart gnome session:

    # yum remove lm_sensors 
    # systemctl restart gdm.service
    

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1 Comments

I removed lm_sensors and restarted gdm. Clutter messages keep returning.