Hamster crashes on start #138

npassaro opened this Issue Feb 18, 2014 · 2 comments


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After installing hamster as indicated in the instructions, this error appeared. I was updating from 1 month old installation.


Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/bin/hamster", line 387, in <module>
  File "/bin/hamster", line 152, in overview
  File "/bin/hamster", line 143, in _launch_window
    getattr(server, window_name)()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 70, in __call__
    return self._proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 145, in __call__

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 651, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/dbus/service.py", line 707, in _message_cb
    retval = candidate_method(self, *args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/hamster-time-tracker/hamster-windows-service", line 38, in overview
    def overview(self): dialogs.overview.show(self.app)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/hamster/lib/configuration.py", line 93, in show
    dialog = self.get_dialog_class()(parent, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/hamster/lib/configuration.py", line 120, in get_overview_class
    from hamster.overview import Overview
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/hamster/overview.py", line 47, in <module>
    class HeaderBar(gtk.HeaderBar):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/module.py", line 316, in __getattr__
    return getattr(self._introspection_module, name)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/gi/module.py", line 135, in __getattr__
    self.__name__, name))
AttributeError: 'gi.repository.Gtk' object has no attribute 'HeaderBar'

looks like you are running an older gnome version (HeaderBar was introduced with gtk3.10 - the most recent release).

until you get up to speed, you can run this branch

@tstriker tstriker closed this Feb 18, 2014

I am running gnome3.8.
Thanks for the quick reply.

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