Solved how to trace down error 'The exec() call failed' ?

July 16, 2012 at 18:15:22
Specs: Rhat 6.3, 1/4 Gb
I was running Rhat 6.2 on my laptop T61p.
I upgraded it to Rhat 6.3. Upgrade went smoothly and I didn't have any issues except now every time after reboot I've got error message "The exec() call failed".
this is kind of irritating me but I have no idea how to trace it down and find what causes it.
Neither /var/log/messages nor dmesg give me any clue?
Any ideas how to narrow down it?

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July 17, 2012 at 07:11:07
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That error sprang up in earlier versions of RH and was traced to a bug in the code (fixed in later versions). Maybe it's crept in again in the latest version. You can check that by installing the previous version if you still have it.

If previous version doesn't give the error I would say the latest version has a bug just like the older versions had in 2008.

You can also use Redhat's own support resources:

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July 19, 2012 at 12:07:23
Unfortunately I can't revert my OS to previous 6.2 (it's a corporate policy to have 6.3)
Will continue to investigate.

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July 19, 2012 at 17:27:32
thanks for trying to help me ...
I found out that in my case the problem was caused by Symanter AntiVirus panel icon in Startup Applications.
After I disable that icon I didn't get the error any more.

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