Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: launcher problem after upgrade to precise pangolin

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Beans
    17

    Unhappy launcher problem after upgrade to precise pangolin

    Hi,

    after upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid lynx) to Ubuntu 12.04 (precise pangolin) almost everything works fine, except: launcher and head-up display.

    Launcher problem: left-click on an icon in the launcher sometimes works, but frequently does not trigger start of the application in question. Luckily, starting the dash works reliably, so I can always start my applications via the dash. Nevertheless: the launcher should work.

    Head-up display does not produce any search results.

    My hardware: Toshiba Satego X200 laptop.

    Prio to upgrading I tested Ubuntu 12.04 from a bootable DVD and it worked fine. Prior to upgrading I de-installed almost all non-Canonical-supported packages, and afterwards re-installed via Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic whatever I need.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Athens, Alabama
    Beans
    630
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

    Re: launcher problem after upgrade to precise pangolin

    Please try the following terminal command and see if this fixes your issue....
    Code:
    unity --reset-icons
    Hopefully this helps...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Beans
    17

    Re: launcher problem after upgrade to precise pangolin

    Quote Originally Posted by daslinkard View Post
    Please try the following terminal command and see if this fixes your issue....
    Code:
    unity --reset-icons
    Hopefully this helps...
    Unfortunately this didn't help.

    Upon execution of the proposed command, everything disappeared from the screen shortly.
    When the launcher etc reappeared, the thunderbird icon had been dropped.

    In the terminal a lengthy message was displayed.
    Execution of the command seemed to be hanging, so I tried to abort it with ^C.
    This caused launcher and panel to disappear from the screen,
    but control still did not return to the shell.
    To restore working conditions I stopped the laptop physically,
    after reboot panel and launcher are back, but even more icons do not appear in the launcher any more.

    Below I am quoting the message, which has beem displayed in the terminal.

    I hope this gives a clue as to what is wrong.

    myself@laptop:~$ unity --reset-icons
    Checking if settings need to be migrated ...no
    Checking if internal files need to be migrated ...no
    Backend : gconf
    Integration : true
    Profile : unity
    Adding plugins
    Initializing core options...done
    Initializing composite options...done
    Initializing opengl options...done
    Initializing decor options...done
    Initializing vpswitch options...done
    Initializing snap options...done
    Initializing mousepoll options...done
    Initializing resize options...done
    Initializing place options...done
    Initializing move options...done
    Initializing wall options...done
    Initializing grid options...done
    Initializing session options...done
    Initializing gnomecompat options...done
    Initializing animation options...done
    Initializing fade options...done
    Initializing unitymtgrabhandles options...done
    Initializing workarounds options...done
    Initializing scale options...done
    compiz (expo) - Warn: failed to bind image to texture
    Initializing expo options...done
    Initializing ezoom options...done

    (compiz:2719): GConf-CRITICAL **: gconf_client_add_dir: assertion `gconf_valid_key (dirname, NULL)' failed
    WARN 2013-01-02 16:13:56 unity.favorites FavoriteStoreGSettings.cpp:139 Unable to load GDesktopAppInfo for 'ubiquity-gtkui.desktop'
    Initializing unityshell options...done
    WARN 2013-01-02 16:13:57 unity.libindicator <unknown>:0 Desktop file '/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-writer.desktop' is using a deprecated format for its actions that will be dropped soon.
    WARN 2013-01-02 16:13:57 unity.libindicator <unknown>:0 Desktop file '/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-calc.desktop' is using a deprecated format for its actions that will be dropped soon.
    WARN 2013-01-02 16:13:57 unity.libindicator <unknown>:0 Desktop file '/usr/share/applications/libreoffice-impress.desktop' is using a deprecated format for its actions that will be dropped soon.
    WARN 2013-01-02 16:13:57 unity.launcher Launcher.cpp:3088 Object registration failed. Won't get dynamic launcher addition.
    ERROR 2013-01-02 16:13:57 unity.glib-gobject <unknown>:0 g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
    Setting Update "main_menu_key"
    Setting Update "run_key"

    WARN 2013-01-02 16:14:52 unity <unknown>:0 Unable to fetch children: Keine derartige Schnittstelle »org.ayatana.bamf.view« des Objekts im Pfad /org/ayatana/bamf/application62801462

    ERROR 2013-01-02 16:14:54 unity.glib-gobject <unknown>:0 g_object_set_qdata: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
    Last edited by paeppi.p; January 2nd, 2013 at 04:47 PM.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    S.H.I.E.L.D. 6-1-6
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: launcher problem after upgrade to precise pangolin

    Moved to Desktop Environments on request
    Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •