Debian Multimedia :: Jessie Gnome 3.14 - Installed Applications Not Found
Dec 31, 2015
I have did a clean installation of Debian Jessie today on my laptop and my computer.I use the Gnome 3.14.1 Desktop environment.
I installed Spotify-Client via PPA, and i installed the gconf-editor, gufw and Google Earth. Those 3 applications are not visable in the Gnome applications menu.
If i run then via the terminal, e.g. spotify-client, gconf-editor, gufw and google-earth, the applications are started. They seem to be installed correctly. I tried either running apt-get purge spotify-client gconf-editor google-earth-stable gufw, and reinstalled those applications, to no avail.
I even tried installing another desktop environment, mate-desktop. The shortcuts to the applications do exist in /usr/share/applications. Only not in the Gnome 3 menu. It's strange, because this problem happens both on my desktop and my laptop computer.
Debian Jessie 8.2.0 with Gnome 3.14.1.
I also tried reinstalling Gnome-Shell and GDM. But it doesn't work.
Before, Debian Wheezy 7.9 was installed, and there was no problem. My Debian installation is fully up-to-date.
- Debian boots normally - I get the login screen - Once my credentials entered, I see only the grey foreground of the login screen for a couple of seconds, then a black screen with a prompt for like half a second and then I'm back to the login screen. No error message, nothing.
When booting in recovery mode and use startx, it works fine (it's my setup at the moment). From there, if I start gdm3 (systemctl start gdm.service), I get the black screen with a prompt and I can do nothing, I have to shut down directly by pressing the button.I tried to add Debian-gdm user to the video group (even if I don't use nVidia drivers), to replace gdm by lightdm and even to remove any display manager but the issue is not solved.Here are some outputs:
Code: Select all# dpkg-reconfigure gdm3 Job for gdm.service failed. See 'systemctl status gdm.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details. invoke-rc.d: initscript gdm3, action "reload" failed Code: Select all# journalctl -xn -- Logs begin at Tue 2015-12-29 19:16:26 CET, end at Tue 2015-12-29 20:20:55 CET
Since removing gdm didn't change anything, I assume it doesn't have anything to do with it but still.
prior to showing the GNOME user logon screen. Unfortunately, all information I seem to be able to find on this appears to be relevant for pre-systemd Linux only.
The situation is that I have two monitors: One small tilted monitor on the left with 1024 x 768 which should be secondary and one larger landscape monitor on the right with 1920 x 1080 which should be secondary. Everything works persistently AFTER a user has logged on. However, after booting the system or after changing users, the small monitor becomes primary so (a) the user needs to logon using that monitor and (b) as the monitor is physically tilted, one needs to tilt the head to read it wihtout the xrandr commands.
If I can get beyond this issue, there is a second issue: While one can pick the primary and secondary monitor in Gnome, monitor numbers 1 and 2 seem to be fixed. This becomes a problem when using freeRDP to connect to a Windows server with dual monitors. Then, the smaller, secondary monitor is number 1 and thus, it is the Windows logon and primary screen. Is there a way to switch numbers 1 and 2 in Linux, for example somewhere in the grub configuration?
Under wheezy, I could set gnome-terminal profile to partial transparency, i.e., to display the desktop wallpaper behind the text. (E.g., a picture of my girlfriend.) But after upgrade to Jessie, this option completely disappeared, and now I can only pick a solid color. Do I need to flip a setting or something to get this back? Am running default Gnome desktop (not fallback mode) though I think I only have 2D acceleration.
I had a hard time finding out how to change -- get to-- the simple scan preferences. There is no batten on the screen to open preferences window. I found two way to change the preferences on simple scan.
1. Easy way: I found that when you run a program in gnome an icon of that application appears on top bar. If you click on that icon a window will appear and one of the items on that window is preferences, by clicking on that you could open preferences window, and change your preferences.
2. Hard way: Go to applications and open dconf Editor then go to org section click on it then go to gnome section click on it then go to Simple-Scan click on it now you can change things
i have 2 boxes w/ squeeze/gnome. my home one has bigger HDDs (to me anyway), so i can install/trick out for days. my work box however, has a single paltry 12Gb HDD (and no, i can't afford to run out and buy a bigger one).my question is this: can i slim down my gnome install my removing what are to me at work, non-essential apps (evolution, totem, etc)? if you try to remove any of these in synaptic, it says it will ALSO remove gnome altogether.
I have no idea what that means the web cam i ordered says "Make sure you have Linux UVC driver installed." How do I check and if I don't have one how do i get one? When installing Squeeze i have to do the text install cause my PC can handle the Graphical instillation for some reason so i installed GNOME with this apt-get install gnome So is a UVC driver included in that instillation?
Reading package lists... Done.Building dependency tree.Reading state information... Done.Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome : Depends: gnome-core (= 1:3.14+3) but it is not going to be installed Depends: evolution (>= 3.12) but it is not going to be installed Depends: evolution-plugins (>= 3.12) but it is not going to be installed Depends: gnome-shell-extension-weather but it is not going to be installed Recommends: gnome-software but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
My /etc/apt/sources.list is
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# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20141018-13:04]/ wheezy main #deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 7.7.0 _Wheezy_ - Official amd64 NETINST Binary-1 20141018-13:04]/ wheezy main deb http://mirror.waia.asn.au/debian/ wheezy main deb-src http://mirror.waia.asn.au/debian/ wheezy main
I am a experienced Windows person and my roots go back to DOS and the first version of windows. I am pretty good with computers but have little to no experience with Linux or Unix. About 30years ago I managed to make a painful transition from DOS and xTree Gold to Windows 3.1. Now I am leaving Windows behind forever...
I have installed Debian Jessie from a DVD that was made with the debian-8.1.0-i386-DVD-1.iso.
I have it installed and running with the Gnome desktop and now want to use the KDE desktop. As I understand it I have the files for the KDE desktop in my install and I see some KDE files the in the Packages app. But I don't know what I have, where it is, or how to use it.
I just cannot figure oout how to get the KDE desktop installed and running. If it is practical I would like to keep Gnome for now, switch to KDE as the defaultdesktop.
I have spend some hours googling and searching this forum and cannot seem to find anyting on switching or changing desktops from and with the Jessie install.
And if it can be done from Gnome that would be easiest for me because I am not much of a command line person yet and don't have a manual for doing that yet. But can use a terminal and enter commands if they are stated.
As the subject states i have a desktop with a radeon 9200 card, when i install the firmware-linux-nonfree the system hangs when x starts(sometimes you can see the login manager, sometimes not, but you cant login at all) and i cant access any of the terminals ctrl+alt+f(1-6), after removing the firmware-linux-nonfree package the system boots, but the graphics are under software render...
Installed Jessie and added the Nvidia Proprietary drivers. All looks good.
When I open the Gnome Tweak Tool it appears to be working fine but won't change anything. If I click on a check box the check appears for a split second and then disappears. Tried re-starting a few times, same. Haven't found anything relevant on the net yet.
I did an in-place upgrade to Jessie today and I can only get the GNOME Classic desktop, which I have to select when I log in. I had started to get used to the default desktop in Wheezy, so I'd like it back if possible. When I select gnome system default, I get my desktop, but no menus or anything I can click on at all. All I can do is ctrl-alt-delete and reboot or shutdown. I run it on a Lenovo Ideapad U410.
Recently I installed MPlayer with its default gui and its interfaces SMPlayer and GnomeMPlayer. When I'm using GnomeMPlayer it responds to multimedia keys as configured in Gnome shortcuts, even if it's minimized or running in another virtual desktop. But it doesn't happen to the other two gui's mentioned above. I have also noticed that native Gnome applications or with Gnome support like Banshee and Rhythmbox rspond to multimedia keys even when the gui is closed and they are running only in the system tray. But it never occurs in non-Gnome applications like VLC, MPlayer and others. Jetaudio wich responds to these keys in MS Windows running under Wine doesn't even recognize them.
So I came to the conclusion that only native Gnome applications or with Gnome support recognize multimedia keys because, as it seems, they receive the signal from Gnome configurations. Others applications doesn't do so. Here is my question: Is there some way to make all applications recognize the configuration of Gnome multimedia keys shortcuts? (Of course it would not be fine if they recognized ALL Gnome shortcuts because they could conflict with shortcuts from another applications. The idela would be that they recognize ONLY Gnome multimedia shortcuts.)
I recently upgraded from wheezy to jessie and everything went as planned with dist-upgrade. However I just noticed that I can't play any video file. I thought about upgrading vlc, as it was already installed but it had dependency problems. So I tried to remove it
Code: Select allsudo apt-get remove --purge vlc
Then If I try to install vlc I receive this message:
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
vlc : Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u2+b1 is to be installed Depends: libvlccore8 (>= 2.2.0~pre1) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-notify (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: vlc-plugin-samba (= 2.2.0~rc2-2) but it is not going to be installed Breaks: vlc-nox (< 2.2.0~pre2-2~) but 2.0.3-5+deb7u2+b1 is to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
Now, I thought about removing vlc-data but I received this message saying that 253 packages will be removed (624Mb worth of applications). Am I uninstalling my entire system with this?
This is my sources.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free deb-src http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates main contrib non-free
I'm trying out a Jessie install and have noticed VNC doesn't work as well as it used to. I often install a desktop environment on a headless machine, disable *dm, and use vnc4server to create a desktop session if I want to use a GUI. When I try to do the same on Jessie, I run into problems.
Using Gnome, all I get is the generic "Oops something went wrong" error. Looking at .xsession-errors, there are some errors that hint at the problem.
Code: Select allXsession: X session started for ryan at Mon Dec 29 06:07:30 CST 2014 X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode of failed request: 109 (X_ChangeHosts) Value in failed request: 0x5 Serial number of failed request: 6 Current serial number in output stream: 8
Some possibly related bugs: [URL] ...
The same thing seems to happen with Cinnamon. Since I doubt a fix for the above issue will make it into Jessie, I tried XFCE. However, that doesn't work correctly either. When running XFCE via VNC something is misreporting the version of xrandr as 1.1 instead of 1.4. Since xfsettingsd appears to want version 1.2+, many things are broken.
This post on the Ubuntu forums suggests the issue might be fixed in xfsettingsd version 4.11: [URL] .....
Is there a better way of getting a remote desktop in Jessie that I'm overlooking?
I am using Jessie. 64 bits. I have been using Sound Converter in other distros (LMDE, Ubuntu, etc) in the past.Jessie has Sound Converter 2.1.3. I think I have installed the needed codecs. When I try to convert from mp4 to mp3, the program gets stuck, and nothing happens. Other formats can be converted.
When I use SoundKonverter (also in Jessie, version 2.1.1) it works with no problem, converting from mp4 to mp3. Nevertheless I would prefer to use Sound Converter.
A few weeks ago I have installed Debian Jessie on KDE Desktop Version. I have a problem with the Display Manager Kdm, if i log out session the monitor turns off (DVI No Signal), the only option that I have it's forced shutdown or reboot via power button. I try another DM lightdm and this works fine. But i liked to know why log out session crash on Kdm.
Adding : TerminateServer=true at the end of /etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc (Section :[X-:*-Core], solve the issue.
I'm trying to install KDEConnect on my 64 bit Debian system. It's failing because of dependencies.
Tried installing the first dependency, sshfs. It said it cannot find the 64 bit package. So, I tried the 32 bit. That one depends on fuse. Tried to install fuse 32 bit. hat depends on sed. Tried installing 32 bit sed, but the package manager said it's risky to replace 64 bit sed with the 32 bit variant.
I stopped here thinking that I'm risking some stability and the road to the finish line is not visible till the end, meaning I might lose hours trying to do something that fails at the last step. This happened to me few times in the past (with other software) and I really don't want to repeat the incident. I need a stable system and I need my time.
The question is: how to get installed kdeconnect package on Jessie 64 bit ...
X won't start (awesome WM) after upgrading to jessie. It seems to startup up, then just stops. I'm running startx from the command line after logging in. The xorg log (bottom) looks good and I see an exit code of zero.
I do see this in sysout:
Code: Select alldebian xf86TokenToOptinfo: table is NULL
Googled around but I can't find anything specific on this one.
I'm not using any xorg.conf, as booting into a linux rescue cd everything works ok
Code: Select all[ 2275.960] X.Org X Server 1.16.4 Release Date: 2014-12-20 [ 2275.960] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 [ 2275.960] Build Operating System: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 Debian [ 2275.960] Current Operating System: Linux jj 3.14.25 #1 SMP Fri Dec 5 10:17:33 EST 2014 x86_64
I'd like to have acestreamplaer installed in jessie, but I am not able to do it....
I tried with Acestream repos: deb http://repo.acestream.org/ubuntu/ saucy main
But I cant install it, I got this
acestream-player-data : Depende: libavcodec53 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable o libavcodec-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable Depende: libavformat53 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable o libavformat-extra-53 (>= 4:0.7-1) Depende: libavutil51 (>= 4:0.7-1) pero no es instalable o libavutil-extra-51 (>= 4:0.7-1) Depende: libdvbpsi7 (>= 0.2.0) pero no es instalable Depende: libupnp4 pero no es instalable o libupnp3 pero no es instalable Depende: libx264-120 pero no es instalable