Unable to launch applications using panel.

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Mon Apr 11 20:45:43 CEST 2005

Colin Alie wrote:
> Hello,
> A couple of days ago, I noticed that I was unable to launch applications using the panel.  When I do click on an icon, an Error box opens with the following message:
> "Failed to create pipe for communicating with child process (Too many open files)"
> Any idea what's causing this?  I searched the mailing list archives but found no reference to this.  I'm using XFCE 4.0.5 from Debian Sarge.

This is a bit strange since as far as I know all Xfce coomponents use 
the same library function to run a program. The error must be from glib, 
btw, so it doesn't seem to be caused by the panel.

I'm afraid I have no idea how to solve it.


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