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[solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby zolix on Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:54 pm

Hi All,

I just searched forum for similar issues, but no success.
When I start "add aplets to panel" and click on tab of online list I get an error message saying
there is a problem to download list of applets, details: No JSON object could be decoded.

I think application is unable to download index.json, or something like this.
Downloading and install applets by hand is working.
I assume, I must delete something to reset this status, but what and from where?
Do you have any idea?

Thank you in advance.
Regards, sipizolix

Edit: I forgot to add, this is Mint 16.
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby asciiman on Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:16 am

I am on Cinnamon Mint 16 (amd_64) and this same thing is showing up on my system. Same day, around the same time!

When clicking the More Applets tab, the system attempts to refresh the cache and is stopped with this error message:

Something went wrong with the spices download. Please try refreshing the list again.
Details: No JSON object could be decoded


I was thinking it was an upstream issue, but maybe not. I have installed/removed several programs (including Wine) in the last day or so, also a few panel applets. After getting the above message, I removed any possibly offending applets and then set Cinnamon applets to default settings. Problem continues.

I am going to wait until Monday and see if it isn't just a server that has gone blinky. The fact that you and I both had the same problem around the same time suggests that it is file-server related.

Meantime, if you come up with something, post back here and let me know.

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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby Don_Pedro on Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:25 am

Hi
Good to know you have an issue, I am not lone !

Desklet and extension list are working randomely at 0.23 east time

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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby asciiman on Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:44 am

Don_Pedro wrote:Hi
Desklet and extension list are working randomely at 0.23 east time

Cordially


I meant to mention this myself... same thing here: Desklet and Extension managers refreshe their respective caches as they should. I did not have random (i.e. intermittant) behavior with them. Seemed to work as they should.

I really think there is a server problem.

I examined my Spices.py file (/usr/lib/cinnamon-settings/bin/Spices.py) and did not see anything glaringly wrong (although I'm still learning the Linux system). The fact that the Applet Mgr DID work well on my system several days ago again suggests a blinky file server somewhere. Let's wait until the work week starts back up... Don't re-install your system yet! :?

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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby xshakma on Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:46 am

Hi,

same here. Just to say...
But I can install the themes.

Greetings
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby zolix on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:35 am

xshakma wrote:Hi,

same here. Just to say...
But I can install the themes.

Greetings
Michael


Yepp, desktop applets can be installed as well.
It seems, only panel applets repository access is affected.
Perhaps URL wrong somewhere in the code or something similar happen.
I try to find it...
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby zolix on Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:42 am

OK, some news.

File http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/json/applets.json is empty.
If you check http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/json/desklets.json, it contains information of desklets.

File applets.json must be regenerated at linuxmint.com.

Not solved, but located at least. :)

I raised a bugreport-ticket at launchpad, we must wait until it is fixed.
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby nomko on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:05 am

I hope it will be solved. I have the same issue (Mint 16). I was hoping it was solved under Mint 16....
On my system, the Cinnamon applets menu freezes when I'm searching for applets. It goes from 0% up to +/- 30% and then it freezes only to be closed by killing the process.
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby Don_Pedro on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:30 am

the Cinnamon applets menu freezes when I'm searching for applets. It goes from 0% up to +/- 30% and then it freezes

Hi Monko, same for me.
But when I retry...surprise the full list is there.
This is why I wrote randomly last night.
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby nomko on Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:52 am

Don_Pedro wrote:Monko

Almost correct ===>> NoMko :wink:

It seems to be some kind of bug. I hope the Mint team will solve this.
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby anandrkris on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:11 am

Facing this issue - does not refresh at all.
Mint Petra Cinnamon.
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Re: Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby zolix on Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:47 am

It seems guys fixed it at Mint side.
Thank you.
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby asciiman on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:49 pm

Yes. Things are working again on my system too. :D

My hunch is that there was a problem with a file server over the weekend, but would be interested to know if it was something other than that.

Best,
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby kostajh on Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:22 pm

I've run into this issue for the first time today. Is anyone else encountering the problem? I've tested Applets and Themes, both get the error about being unable to decode the JSON.
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby asciiman on Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:30 pm

How odd... problem was solved, but now has re-occurred. Just confirmed it on my Mint16 Petra 64bit.

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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby Korrinaa on Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:19 pm

I am having this issue as well! I just installed Linux Mint Petra yesterday, and it is quite the learning experience. I have no technical issues, so I have to Google pretty much every new message... Ugh.
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby bulsatar on Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:13 pm

Jumping on the bandwagon with the same problem

~~~mint 13 64 bit, fyi
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby anandrkris on Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:17 pm

Even I am facing this issue again.... :(
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby HorusUK on Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:56 am

Also getting this error. Mint 16 Cinnamon 64-bit (2 different systems, same error).
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Re: [solved] Cinnamon applets online list not loading

Postby xenopeek on Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:27 am

This issue, or at least one with similar symptoms, is happening from yesterday. See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=155432

It's been reported to the Linux Mint developers. It might take a bit to fix.
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