AT SPI Registry Wrapper Ubuntu

While shutting down Ubuntu, following error message comes in a pop up window saying:

A program is still running:
AT SPI Registry Wrapper
Not responding.

How To Resolve AT SPI Registry Wrapper Message

To resolve this issue, where you dont need this wrapper anyways, just like I did, then simply disable it from the Ubuntu Startup Applications by following the steps below:

Goto: System -> Preferences -> Startup Applications. Find AT SPI Registry Wrapper in the Start Programs tab, and uncheck it. Close the window with Close button, and restart your system.

Your problem would have been resolved.

  1. Thanks to shaan, who posted on May 27, 2010, and all others including gare, on May 13 2011. My experience with AT-SPI began when I activated ORCA. I experimented with it a brief time, allowing it to open when I logged in (Linux Mint), but I decided it is not useful to me, so barred it from starting at login. The path indicated by oren [ system-> preferences->assistive technologies ] is where I found the solution. It allowed me to deactivate Assistive Technology. According to wikipedia, AT-SPI stands for “Assisted Technologies Service Provider Interface” and was developed by the Gnome team to work with Orca and a few other things most of us don’t need. Read more information in the wikipedia article at:

  2. Thanks for making this post.

    As mentioned in this bug here:

    “sudo apt-get autoremove at-spi” will get rid of the package. It appears to be associated with Orca and accessibility.

    Here’s my output on removal:

    $ sudo apt-get autoremove at-spi
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    gir1.2-atspi-2.0 libatspi2.0-0 python-pyatspi2
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    at-spi gnome-orca python-pyatspi

  3. OK. in Ubuntu 10.4 it’s not under system-> preferences->startup applications but under system-> preferences->assistive technologies.

  4. Hi..

    Well its not actually dumb. It simply gives solution to those who get tired of getting this thing whenever they want to shut down their Ubuntu…….
    And ya, as per my knowledge, it is not vital to the system, and if you dont use any screen-readers or assistive technology applications,
    such as orca etc. then you can disable this thing out by following the command above. In other words, simply try disabling it, and then find out if you are not having any problems in your software or tools you are using. If not, then just be it disabled, and get rid of its hanging.


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