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Thread: GnomeTweak/GTK3 freezing computer on wakeup from suspend; cannot right click desktop!

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    Question GnomeTweak/GTK3 freezing computer on wakeup from suspend; cannot right click desktop!

    So a few months ago, after browsing the forums and Linux websites for technical information, I downloaded GnomeTweak for Ubuntu 12.10. This tool is also known as Advanced System Settings, I believe. I also downloaded GNOME Color Chooser, as well as several GTK3 themes. I had these themes more or less working.

    A week or two into my experience, everything failed. It was buggy to begin with and I don't have the expertise in Ubuntu that I do in Windoze. Every time I put my computer in Sleep, Hibernate or Suspend mode, it completely freezes on waking. This happens about 100% of the time. I'll open my screen back up and the only thing I can see is my desktop wallpaper. Everything is missing and/or greyed out, the "warning this program is not responsive" type of greyed out. I have no idea how to fix this issue. I got rid of GnomeTweak but I don't know how to erase all of the features I downloaded (maybe I should have been more careful with my root commands when installing GTK3?).

    In addition to constantly freezing, the side bar/dash seems laggier than before; it often freezes temporarily while launching programs. Another issue? I can't right-click on the desktop anymore. No menu comes up. It just creates massive lag spikes and/or nearly crashes the desktop environment. The only way I know that my computer hasn't frozen again is if I open the Guake terminal in an attempt to xkill, which changes my cursor and seems to kickstart the computer back into action.

    I have tailored alot of settings on this install of Ubuntu, such as VPNs, internet programs, etc, and it'd really be a shame to have to reinstall the entire OS. However I'll do almost anything to fix this problem so I can return to using Ubuntu 12.10 as my main OS (this is a dual-boot computer with Win7). Is there some log I can look at to see what happens when my computer freezes? Any and all help will be extremely appreciated.

    Edit: I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and, after telling me I was up to date, told me to remove old packages. Here's the terminal log.
    Code:
    daedalus@ubuntu:~$ apt-get autoremove
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?
    daedalus@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    ubuntu-desktop is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      libatk1.0-0:i386 libcogl9 libcogl-pango0 libidn11:i386 libnss3:i386 libcaca0:i386 linux-headers-3.2.0-37 gir1.2-json-1.0 libcairo2:i386
      linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic libmozjs185-1.0 mutter-common libmutter0 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 libpixman-1-0:i386 libsdl1.2debian:i386
      libclutter-1.0-common gjs libxft2:i386 libclutter-1.0-0 libvorbisfile3:i386 gnome-shell-common libnspr4:i386 gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 libjasper1:i386
      gir1.2-mutter-3.0 libpango1.0-0:i386 libcurl3-gnutls:i386 libxcb-render0:i386 librtmp0:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libcogl-common libgjs0c libgtk2.0-0:i386
      gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    daedalus@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
      gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-json-1.0 gir1.2-mutter-3.0 gjs gnome-shell-common libatk1.0-0:i386
      libcaca0:i386 libcairo2:i386 libclutter-1.0-0 libclutter-1.0-common libcogl-common libcogl-pango0 libcogl9 libcurl3-gnutls:i386 libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 libgjs0c
      libgtk2.0-0:i386 libidn11:i386 libjasper1:i386 libmozjs185-1.0 libmutter0 libnspr4:i386 libnss3:i386 libpango1.0-0:i386 libpixman-1-0:i386 librtmp0:i386
      libsdl1.2debian:i386 libvorbisfile3:i386 libxcb-render0:i386 libxcb-shm0:i386 libxft2:i386 linux-headers-3.2.0-37 linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic mutter-common
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 37 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 109 MB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 368832 files and directories currently installed.)
    Removing gir1.2-mutter-3.0 ...
    Removing gir1.2-clutter-1.0 ...
    Removing gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 ...
    Removing gir1.2-cogl-1.0 ...
    Removing gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 ...
    Removing gir1.2-json-1.0 ...
    Removing gjs ...
    Removing gnome-shell-common ...
    Removing libgtk2.0-0:i386 ...
    Removing libatk1.0-0:i386 ...
    Removing libsdl1.2debian:i386 ...
    Removing libcaca0:i386 ...
    Removing libpango1.0-0:i386 ...
    Removing libcairo2:i386 ...
    Removing libmutter0 ...
    Removing libclutter-1.0-0 ...
    Removing libclutter-1.0-common ...
    Removing libcogl-common ...
    Removing libcogl-pango0 ...
    Removing libcogl9 ...
    Removing libcurl3-gnutls:i386 ...
    Removing libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0:i386 ...
    Removing libgjs0c ...
    Removing libidn11:i386 ...
    Removing libjasper1:i386 ...
    Removing libmozjs185-1.0 ...
    Removing libnss3:i386 ...
    Removing libnspr4:i386 ...
    Removing libpixman-1-0:i386 ...
    Removing librtmp0:i386 ...
    Removing libvorbisfile3:i386 ...
    Removing libxcb-render0:i386 ...
    Removing libxcb-shm0:i386 ...
    Removing libxft2:i386 ...
    Removing linux-headers-3.2.0-37-generic ...
    Removing linux-headers-3.2.0-37 ...
    Removing mutter-common ...
    Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 ...
    Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0 ...
    Processing triggers for gconf2 ...
    Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
    ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    daedalus@ubuntu:~$
    Last edited by LemonLime; April 25th, 2013 at 02:35 AM.

  2. #2
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    Re: GnomeTweak/GTK3 freezing computer on wakeup from suspend; cannot right click desk

    In order to test a theory I had, I installed the Cinnamon desktop interface. When I suspend/hibernate in Cinnamon, it runs near-flawlessly. As it awakes there is a second or two delay that displays some error message, but it returns to the desktop. However, I still cannot right-click.

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