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    Problem after updating Ubuntu

    After last night's update of Hardy Heron on my laptop - something I've done many times before - I have three problems:

    1. Intall problem: The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. This error warning pops up often.
    2. I have no shutdown icon on my menu bar any longer. Just a running green guy which only restarts Ubuntu.
    3. I cannot change the background image on my desktop.


    Thanks to anyone who can point me toward solutions.

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    Re: Problem after updating Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 6_sigma View Post
    1. Intall problem: The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly. This error warning pops up often.
    2. I have no shutdown icon on my menu bar any longer. Just a running green guy which only restarts Ubuntu.

    The first two seem related; try:

    Open a terminal, (Application-Accessories-Terminal) and give the command
    Code:
    gnome-power-manager
    which should either enable the power features or display an illuminating error message that you should post back here.
    Cheers,PRShah
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    Re: Problem after updating Ubuntu

    That command caused the same message to pop up: Install Problem:The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Problem after updating Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by 6_sigma View Post
    That command caused the same message to pop up: Install Problem:The configuration defaults for GNOME Power Manager have not been installed correctly.
    Looks like the configuration has been left incomplete after the update.. was the update interrupted? Try this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get -f install
    , then restart. if these don't give an error, but fail to fix the problem, give this command
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure gnome-power-manager
    If that gives an error, please post output of
    Code:
    ls -l ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-power-manager
    In a pinch, you can use
    Code:
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    WARNING: This command _may_ revert _all_ config files to their defaults, including but not limited to networking/samba, video, audio, etc, so use with caution and only if necessary.
    Last edited by prshah; July 12th, 2008 at 06:35 PM.
    Cheers,PRShah
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    Re: Problem after updating Ubuntu

    ls -l ~/.gconf/apps/gnome-power-manager
    total 28
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-06-15 11:07 actions
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-07-12 11:05 ambient
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-07-12 11:05 backlight
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-07-12 11:05 buttons
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-07-12 11:05 cpufreq
    -rw------- 1 spilgrim spilgrim 0 2008-06-15 11:07 %gconf.xml
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-07-12 06:48 timeout
    drwx------ 2 spilgrim spilgrim 4096 2008-07-12 11:05 ui
    That's the output from the ls command. I'm no longer getting an error message, however, I have no way to shut the computer down except to click on the "green running man," let that take me back to the login screen, then use the "options" menu in the lower left corner to choose "shutdown."

    We may well be in the area of operator error at this point. I'm simply baffled as to why the "quit..." option and the "green runner" no longer provide a shutdown option.

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    Re: Problem after updating Ubuntu

    I'm having this problem also - does anyone have any suggestions ? None in the above replies worked for me.

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    Re: Problem after updating Ubuntu

    I had a similar problem. Found the cause to be that the drive partition for Ubuntu was full. Deleted some files after booting to the command prompt and that fixed it.

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