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    Default shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to 12.2 gnome3

    hi all,

    I recently upgraded from opensuse 11.2 (gnome 2) to opensuse 12.2, and ran into the unpleasant surprise that the new gnome shell does not include a launcher by default.

    I managed to edit the applications menu, adding my favorites to the 'Other' Item.

    then I saw that the gnome shell extensions do provide a 'MyLauncher' app. I installed it, correctly I think, because I can see it in the Gnome shell Extensions Preferences Window (although with only one option : "Menu Icons")

    however, the MyLauncher will not appear on the top bar of my window, can anyone tell me where to look for the reason?

    some symptoms:
    • in "Advanced Settings"
      • the "Shell Extensions" category has no subitems at all
      • there seems to be no impact whatsoever from whatever option I modify in any of the option

    • I upgraded from 11.2 to 12.2 without deleting any of the hidden directories, such as .gnome2, for instance
      • but deleting this directory now seems to have no impact, it does reappear, however



    any help appreciated, I really fel gnome3 needs these shell extensions to be enjoyable ...

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to12.2 gnome3

    On Thu 08 Nov 2012 08:06:01 PM CST, velsd wrote:


    hi all,

    I recently upgraded from opensuse 11.2 (gnome 2) to opensuse 12.2, and
    ran into the unpleasant surprise that the new gnome shell does not
    include a launcher by default.

    I managed to edit the applications menu, adding my favorites to the
    'Other' Item.

    then I saw that the gnome shell extensions do provide a 'MyLauncher'
    app. I installed it, correctly I think, because I can see it in the
    Gnome shell Extensions Preferences Window (although with only one option
    : "Menu Icons")

    however, the MyLauncher will not appear on the top bar of my window,
    can anyone tell me where to look for the reason?

    some symptoms:

    - in "Advanced Settings"

    - the "Shell Extensions" category has no subitems at all
    - there seems to be no impact whatsoever from whatever option I
    modify in any of the option


    - I upgraded from 11.2 to 12.2 without deleting any of the hidden
    directories, such as .gnome2, for instance

    - but deleting this directory now seems to have no impact, it does
    reappear, however




    any help appreciated, I really fel gnome3 needs these shell extensions
    to be enjoyable ...


    Hi
    You can edit the menu via alacarte, then you can right click and add to
    favorites? Else are you running in fallback mode?

    Working here on 3.4.2;
    http://paste.opensuse.org/93253803

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to12.2 gnome3

    If you're missing Gnome classic menus, you might take a look at this thread: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/o...ml#post2488222. It's tricky though and not optimal.

    There is no native application laucher in gnome-shell. As already said, you can just right click an application and add to favorites - which is basically the same, except that the buttons are on the right side and not in the top panel. You don't need 'alacate' for this. In gnome fallback, you can still have launchers at the top.

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to 12.2 gnome3

    hi

    • alacarte, the menu editor, does work; I edit the 'Other' menu item to add whatever application I choose as favorite. Not able to right click,though, in alacarte: this only allows 'add' or 'delete'
    • right clicking in the applications menu launches the application, just as if I would have clicked with the left button
    • a 'Favorites' menu does not appear, either on the top bar or on the right of the screen



    • about fallback mode: I don't know how to check that now; startup seems ok to me, without any obvious error message
      • the very first time, though,when I started up gnome 3, I did get a message about not having all the features of gnome 3, can't remember exactly what it said.
      • in any case this message does not reappear now when starting gnome...




    • I have a strong feeling that something is missing in my gnome 3 , but I don't have a clue what or where to start looking...

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to 12.2 gnome3

    it seems to me as if something is keeping gnome from registering my user choices. such as wrong file permissions on I don't know which file

    is there perhaps a log file where gnome is registering this kind of failures?

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to12.2 gnome3

    On Fri 09 Nov 2012 08:56:02 PM CST, velsd wrote:


    it seems to me as if something is keeping gnome from registering my user
    choices. such as wrong file permissions on I don't know which file

    is there perhaps a log file where gnome is registering this kind of
    failures?


    Hi
    Check in Looking Glass, press alt+F2 then enter lg <press enter> look
    in the errors tab. Press the ESC to exit.

    More details here (Under Developer Tools) https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/CheatSheet

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    ok, thanks, but... aaaaaaarrrrr ... another one that does not work, how is this possible, if I've installed from the opensuse 12.2 dvd?

    ALT+PF2 brings up the launcher, but entering 'something' always gives: "unknown command /home/danny/something"

    lg as a separate command does not exist, "which lg" gives nothing

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to12.2 gnome3

    On Fri 09 Nov 2012 10:16:01 PM CST, velsd wrote:


    ok, thanks, but... aaaaaaarrrrr ... another one that does not work, how
    is this possible, if I've installed from the opensuse 12.2 dvd?

    ALT+PF2 brings up the launcher, but entering 'something' always gives:
    "unknown command /home/danny/something"

    lg as a separate command does not exist, "which lg" gives nothing


    Hi
    Looking Glass is built into the shell, not something that is installed.

    Create a test user via YaST and login as that test user, does the issue
    follow?

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to 12.2 gnome3

    well yes, and I got this message during graphical startup:

    "Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your system (graphics hardware or driver) is not capable of delivering the full GNOME 3 experience."

    why would that be, when I have a GeForce 9600 GT/PCIe/SSE2 , with the latest NVIDIA driver?

    I remember now I got this message when first logging on as myself ...

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    Default Re: shell extensions not working after upgrade fom 11.2 gnome2 to 12.2 gnome3

    Quote Originally Posted by velsd View Post
    ok, thanks, but... aaaaaaarrrrr ... another one that does not work, how is this possible, if I've installed from the opensuse 12.2 dvd?

    ALT+PF2 brings up the launcher, but entering 'something' always gives: "unknown command /home/danny/something"

    lg as a separate command does not exist, "which lg" gives nothing
    Actually if you enter 'something', it should say "Command not found" and not "unknow command ... some stuff". Hence my question: Are we sure that you're using gnome-shell?

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