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Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby Linux-Admin on Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Software Manager (mininstall) don't work anymore

Linux Mint 12 KDE 64-bit

Linux Mint "Software Manager" stopped working after installing "QTCurve" on my machine.
- does not show it's icons in "overview" on start
- Search works (find what I'm looking for), then selecting the item still works...

but double click on it ... and nothing happens

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I have just found out, that activating "qtcurve" style (System settings --> Application appearance) cause the problem in my case.

1. Closing the Software Manager + Switching back to "Oxygen" and then reopening Software Manager
and the problem has gone...

2. Closing Software Manager + Switching back to "Qtcurve" + Open the Software Manager again
and it doesn't work again

3. Examine the issue with QTCURVE_DEBUG command:
3.1 open a terminal as root
3.2 Enter: QTCURVE_DEBUG=1 mintinstall
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Output:
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/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:252: SyntaxWarning: import * only allowed at module level
def get_status_description(self, transaction):
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:260: SyntaxWarning: import * only allowed at module level
def get_role_description(self, transaction):
add_categories took 2.302 ms
build_matched_packages took 0.381 ms
5595
add_packages took 4565.961 ms
add_reviews took 0.059 ms

(mintinstall.py:5588): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_qdata: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
__init__ took 4760.251 ms
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:1137: GtkWarning: Theme directory scalable/animations/small/16x16 of theme Mint-KDE has no size field

if theme.has_icon(cat.icon):
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintInstall/mintinstall.py:1137: GtkWarning: Theme directory scalable/animations/small/22x22 of theme Mint-KDE has no size field

if theme.has_icon(cat.icon):
show_category took 34.771 ms
Segmentation fault
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It's sad but true, there are just 2 possible solutions by now:
1. Deactivate "Qtcurve" whenever "Software Manager" is needed
or
2. Use apt-get install/remove and dpkg -l as equivalent from command line

I'll try to send this to the developers as well (if not to much work)

As I said, it solved the problem for me. (Qtcurve). I have no idea if it helps for your config!?

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Re: Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby desh7 on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:49 am

Having the same issue with Software Manager on Linux Mint KDE 12 32bit.
My glitch doesn`t depend on QTCurve. It`s not working at all.
Software manager doesn`t download apps without icons, and only some apps have icons.
Total noob at linux, so feel free to ask for any extra info.

Kind regards,
D.
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Re: Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby bicaallin on Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:59 am

Try with oxygen widget style, it works for me. ;)
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Re: Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby desh7 on Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:36 am

@bicaalin

Thanks for the reply.
Doen`t work for me, still the same.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/15239107/snapshot3.jpeg
Firefox from the screenshot is ok to download, but others...
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Re: Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby bicaallin on Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:28 am

Desktop Theme: Air
Widget Style: Oxygen
Is the only combination that works for me.

PS: firfox works because is already installed.

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Re: Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby ASmith on Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:55 pm

My Linux 12 KDE Software Manager stopped working when I attempted to add Cinnamon Desktop at 90% it just stopped. Then multiple problems with updates began occurring:

Today, The Software Manager wouldn't allow a double mouse click to select any item.
Synaptic Package Manager started doing a endless loop on 'checking packages' when I would ask it to install a package for me after GIVING UP ON THE SOFTWARE MANAGER.
The Mint Updater right out of the box had well over 300+ Updates waiting to install, the endless looping 'checking packages' even after 3 hours would still show the cylon flashing bar (back and forth) 'checking packages'.

To Recap, the Mint 12 KDE Software Manager, Synaptic Package Manager and Mint Update stand alone apps (GUI's) all appear to have quirky problems.

To try and at least install the updates and some of the desired additionally software rather than simply GIVE UP ON the Mint 12 KDE distro entirely, I fell back to mainly using the Terminal Only mode for that.

Sudo upgrade
Successfully added the 300+ updated upgrade files.

I have no idea what has broken with the Mint 12 KDE Software Manager, but from the chat room visitors, it seems a number are experiencing the SAME PROBLEM THEMSELVES. Thus far, I have been able to minimize whatever the problem is by fall backing to the terminal to update, upgrade and install software which appears to successfully work.
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Re: Software Manager don't work anymore (Qtcurve)

Postby Jezmy on Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:51 am

I think you will find that the Software Manager depends on the default Python being a specific version. On Mint 13 (Maya), it seems to need python 2.7.3 - I set the default as python 3.2.3 and all kinds of stuff stopped working ... Software Manager included. Set it back to the previous version, 2.7.3 and it's all happy again...
The following lines will 1. remove the existing link for python, then 2. create a new link pointing to version 2.7

Code: Select all
sudo rm /usr/bin/python
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python2.7 /usr/bin/python


Note : these are the lines I used on my system (Mint 13 Maya); yours MAY be different!!!
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