Author Topic: Ubuntu: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"  (Read 7687 times)


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Ubuntu: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
« on: February 27, 2019, 09:11:59 pm »

I have an application built with Linux Mint 19.1 (gtk2). When I copy the executable to
a system with a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 and start it in a terminal, I get the message

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  1. Gtk-Message: 21:02:50.761: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"

The program starts and behaves normally.

In order to make the message disappear, I must run

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  1. sudo apt install libcanberra-gtk-module

Can I ignore the message?

Thank you.



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Re: Ubuntu: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module"
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 10:10:32 pm »
Hmmm ... I think you can ignore it but it's symptomatic of a problem in the Ubuntu configuration. Libcanberra is used to translate signals to event sounds and should have been installed automatically. This is what my system says about libcanberra-gtk-module:
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  1. lucamar@selene:~$ aptitude show libcanberra-gtk-module
  2. Paquete: libcanberra-gtk-module
  3. Estado: instalado
  4. [...other info...]
  5. Descripción: translates GTK+ widgets signals to event sounds
  6.  A GtkModule which will automatically hook into all kinds of events inside a GTK+ program and generate sound events from them.
  7. lucamar@selene:~$ aptitude why libcanberra-gtk-module
  8. i   libcanberra-gtk0 Recommends libcanberra-gtk-module
  9. lucamar@selene:~$ aptitude why libcanberra-gtk0
  10. i   metacity Depends libcanberra-gtk0 (>= 0.2)
  11. lucamar@selene:~$ aptitude why metacity
  12. i   unity-2d Depends metacity (>= 1:2.34.1-1ubuntu8)
  13. lucamar@selene:~$ aptitude why unity-2d
  14. i   ubuntu-desktop Depends unity-2d

Note: You can ignore the step-reference to unity-2d; it's just an artifact introduced by an update.
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