gwibber not working

Asked by david.willmot@tiscali.co.uk on 2010-05-08

Hi, I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 and would like to use gwibber but whenever I click on it nothing seems to happen. I don't see any error messages. I've tried reinstalling gwibber from synaptic but no luck. do you think it's a Ubuntu based problem or has this happened with other distros.
thanks
david

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this extra info may help, I typed gwibber -d into a terminal and got this message, not that I understand it of course but lines like "secret service operation" are a bit worrying!

teacher@ubuntu:~$ gwibber -d

** (gwibber:8970): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowState' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

** (gwibber:8970): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowActions' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'

** (gwibber:8970): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowMoveResizeMask' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'
** Message: secret service operation failed: The name org.freedesktop.secrets was not provided by any .service files
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/gwibber", line 50, in <module>
    from gwibber import client
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/client.py", line 3, in <module>
    import gtk, gobject, gwui, util, resources, actions, json, gconf
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/gwui.py", line 2, in <module>
    import os, json, urlparse, resources, util
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/util.py", line 2, in <module>
    from microblog.util.couch import RecordMonitor
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/gwibber/microblog/util/couch.py", line 4, in <module>
    import desktopcouch, pycurl, oauth, threading, urllib, re, json
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/desktopcouch/__init__.py", line 20, in <module>
    from desktopcouch.start_local_couchdb import process_is_couchdb, read_pidfile
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/desktopcouch/start_local_couchdb.py", line 38, in <module>
    from desktopcouch import local_files
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/desktopcouch/local_files.py", line 297, in <module>
    xdg_base_dirs.save_config_path("desktop-couch"))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/desktopcouch/local_files.py", line 237, in __init__
    self.configuration = _Configuration(self)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/desktopcouch/local_files.py", line 91, in __init__
    {'desktopcouch': 'basic'})
gnomekeyring.IOError
teacher@ubuntu:~$

Omer Akram (om26er) said : #2

please try to run gnome-keyring-daemon first and then start gwibber
in terminal type gnome-keyring-daemon and then try to start gwibber

Thanks for that, it worked beautifully.