I'm running ubuntu gnome (*cough remix) with the 3.8 ppa.
I've been running this setup for a while, and have been using gdebi and synaptic, so I'm not TOO concerned, but I was under the impression that software-center should be up and running. Mine never has and still is not.
Here is the output:
2013-05-04 17:57:31,746 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2013-05-04 17:57:33,379 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Master was not provided by any .service files'
2013-05-04 17:57:33,871 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2013-05-04 17:57:33,886 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>'
2013-05-04 17:57:33,919 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')'
2013-05-04 17:57:33,919 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
2013-05-04 17:57:33,991 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()
(software-center:6663): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'software-center' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)'.
(Details: serial 1850 error_code 9 request_code 62 minor_code 0)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
While the screen is up temporarily, the ad banner doesn't load, and some of the menu text looks very distorted.
I have attempted reinstalling, purging, clearing my ppa's (I don't know why), and clearing software-center's cache folder. Does anybody have any other suggestions?
Let me know what other info you need!