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Lost wingpanel after namarupa install #7

pcandrews opened this issue May 2, 2019 · 3 comments


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@pcandrews pcandrews commented May 2, 2019

I followed the instructions to install the namarupa indicator and now my wingpanel it's lost.
I did try a few things nothing seems to work.
This is the output i get:
$ wingpanel
Gtk-Message: 04:35:00.328: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"

Any ideas?



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@pcandrews pcandrews commented May 2, 2019

Update and edit for better explanation.

I'm using elementary os Juno.
I wanted to recover the system tray icons.
I installed the wingpanel-indicator-namarupa.
It didn't work, actually i just lost my wingpanel.
I uninstalled, and tried a few more things, nothings seems to work.

However when I run as admin the command "wingpanel" it comes back, but it's not persistent. When I cancel the command, it goes again.

Besides missing the wingpanel, my system works perfectly.

Installation commands I used:

$ sudo apt remove wingpanel-indicator-ayatana
$ sudo apt install build-essential git meson valac
$ sudo apt install gobject-introspection libglib2.0-dev libgranite-dev libindicator3-dev libwingpanel-2.0-dev
$ git clone
$ cd wingpanel-indicator-namarupa/
$ meson build --prefix=/usr && cd build
$ ninja
$ sudo ninja install

Uninstall commands I used:

$ cd wingpanel-indicator-namarupa/build
$ sudo ninja uninstall

System info:

OS: elementary OS 5.0 Juno x86_64 
Kernel: 4.15.0-48-generic 
Packages: 2947 
Shell: bash 4.4.19 
Resolution: 1600x900 
DE: Pantheon 
WM: Mutter(Gala) 
CPU: Intel i3-2100 (4) @ 3.100GHz 
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 
Memory: 3636MiB / 11972MiB

This is what i get when I try to launch the wingpanel:

$ wingpanel 
Gtk-Message: 04:48:44.658: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"

It doesn't work.

(wingpanel:18894): GLib-CRITICAL **: 05:18:14.232: g_hash_table_lookup: assertion 'hash_table != NULL' failed
** Message: 05:18:14.309: DBusService.vala:64: Service registration suceeded

Works. Not persistent.
I get this messages, the wingpanel its back and working fine (only works with command as admin)

I think some scripts have being modify by the namarupa's install and didn't change with the uninstall



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@donadigo donadigo commented May 2, 2019

You have to be aware that this indicator isn't finished at all and can contain critical bugs. It's meant for development purposes. However, I will give you tips on how to solve the problem:

  1. Do not run wingpanel as admin.

  2. Go to /usr/lib/x86-linux-gnu/wingpanel

  3. Try to find the .so file with the name namapura in it.

  4. Delete it.

  5. Reinstall wingpanel: sudo apt install --reinstall wingpanel

  6. killall wingpanel

  7. Wingpanel disappears because you either close the terminal or it's tab, try this to launch it: (wingpanel &) &.


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@pcandrews pcandrews commented May 2, 2019

Thx for the response.
I followed all the instructions.
It didn't work.

I did run this next commands as user (not admin).
This is what i get:

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wingpanel$ ls

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wingpanel$ (wingpanel &) &.
[1] 11933
[1] + Done (wingpanel &)
bash:.: a file name argument is required
.: use:. file [arguments]
Gtk-Message: 10: 16: 19.604: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module"
Failed to register: Expiration time reached

I wasn't sure if the last dot was really part of the command, or not, so i tried it without too.

This is what i get:

/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wingpanel$ (wingpanel &) &
[1] 12051
[1]+  Hecho                   ( wingpanel & )
Failed to register: Expiration time reached

I didn't get the wingpanel.
I rebooted to check if was loading far it, it didn't work either.

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