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Re: Help - Gnome Died After Update/Upgrade

On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 05:10:33PM +0200, Steven Post wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-07-02 at 07:59 -0700, Mark Phillips wrote:
> > I have been running Debian testing on my laptop for several years. I
> > performed a "routine" update/upgrade on Sunday, and I seem to have
> > lost gnome. At first, I could not log in, but I got that fixed.
> > However, when I log in, all I get is my wallpaper. No favorites on the
> > left, no window docks (not sure of the terminology here) on the right,
> > no taskbar at the top, etc. Just a wall paper. I also get an error
> > message "No system tray detected, unable to start". However, I traced
> > that back to an hp printer service, so I don't think it is relevant.
> > 
> > I have tried uninstalling/installing gnome, but no change. I tried
> > creating an new user and logging in with that user, and I get the same
> > situation - but the default wall paper and not my personal one. I have
> > run several update/upgrade and update/dist-upgrades since Sunday, and
> > no change. I have looked through the 'net to find solutions, and I am
> > not getting anywhere.
> > 
> [...]
> Multiple people seem to have this issue, including me. The problem is
> solved in gnome-shell from unstable, you can either wait until it
> migrates to testing (in 1 or 2 days I guess, judging from the QA page
> [1]) or you can install from unstable with "aptitude install -t unstable
> gnome-shell" (no quotes). Make sure you have unstable in your
> sources.list file. Just be careful not to upgrade your whole system to
> unstable, but only that package.
> Regards,
> Steven

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Updated my Testing/Jessie laptop this morning. It appears Gnome-Shell is
now launching correctly with menus etc.

Stephen, Toronto
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