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Synaptic package manager was working in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation under Unity, but it recently stopped working for no apparent reason. It does work when I switch to KDE. Suggestions?

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by KDE do you mean kubuntu-desktop or kubuntu? – Ankit Aug 28 '12 at 2:36
What exactly doesn't work? Do you get any error messages? – Florian Diesch Aug 28 '12 at 2:40

I had a similar problem some time ago. I solved typing in a terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface toolkit-accessibility false

But you sould provide further details to understand if you have the same problem I had. If the above solution won't work, please edit your answer with verbose information, such as the output of running synaptic by terminal.

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