View Full Version : [SOLVED] AWN 0.3.9 crashes immediately

February 18th, 2010, 12:21 AM

I installed the latest version of AWN for Jaunty using the instructions on this site (http://www.webupd8.org/2009/10/avant-window-navigator-awn-04-available.html). However, when I launch it it immediately crashes. Launching it from the terminal gives the following output:

monkey@monkey-Dell:/$ avant-window-navigator
Screen is composited
** (avant-window-navigator:29348): DEBUG: Updating dialog colours
** (avant-window-navigator:29348): DEBUG: Spawned awn-applet[29349] for "quick-prefs.desktop", UID: 1, XID: 73400388

** (awn-applet:29349): WARNING **: The desktop file '@APPLETDATADIR@/quick-prefs.desktop' does not exist.
** (avant-window-navigator:29348): DEBUG: Spawned awn-applet[29351] for "taskmanager.desktop", UID: 3, XID: 73400390

** (awn-applet:29351): WARNING **: The desktop file '@APPLETDATADIR@/taskmanager.desktop' does not exist.

I can run compiz or not, it gives the same errors. I can't find the files taskmanager.desktop or quick-prefs.desktop anywhere on my system. Does someone have an idea what's going wrong?

February 18th, 2010, 03:22 PM
having the same problem with karmic, fresh install, awn from ppa... maybe trunk is just broken

February 18th, 2010, 03:38 PM
:popcorn: same here, hopefully it will get fixed soon?

February 18th, 2010, 06:02 PM
I had this problem too. I went into awn-settings and added some applets. There were no active ones by default. Once I added the MainMenu, Launcher/Taskmanger, etc, it all started working.

February 18th, 2010, 10:43 PM
That did the trick. Thanks a lot.

February 19th, 2010, 12:49 AM
The real solution is to ditch that dock and use Cairo Dock, mainly because it's better :)