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I've installed today the final version of Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 (fresh install, no upgrades), and right after I added the Gnome PPA and updated it to Gnome 3.8, I'm getting errors. Software Center gives an error right after it's open, an then closes, System Monitor gives a error message to, but don't close. I don't know if there are other programs with problems, because I've not tested the system thoroughly.

I updated Gnome this way:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Running Software Center from terminal gives this error:


2013-04-25 19:35:22,619 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2013-04-25 19:35:23,506 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Master was not provided by any .service files'
2013-04-25 19:35:23,860 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2013-04-25 19:35:23,863 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>'
2013-04-25 19:35:23,874 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')'
2013-04-25 19:35:23,873 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
2013-04-25 19:35:23,932 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()

(software-center:2793): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'software-center' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 2104 error_code 9 request_code 62 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
   variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trace/breakpoint trap (imagem do núcleo gravada)

And running System Monitor from terminal gives this error:


(gnome-system-monitor:2909): WARNING **: SELinux was found but is not enabled

So, my question is: How can I install Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and update it to Gnome 3.8, without breaking something (If that is possible)?

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The Ubuntu gnome team officially only supports Gnome 3.6 for Ubuntu 13.04, as per ubuntugnome.org/ubuntu-gnome-13-04 –  Brandon Bertelsen Apr 25 '13 at 23:59
Yeah, I know, but the PPA is from Gnome Team, and is specific to Ubuntu, so it should work properly. –  Dennis Apr 26 '13 at 0:27
I purged Gnome PPA, and got Gnome 3.6 back. The errors mentioned on my question have stopped, but still, I'm getting random error messages, and Steam crashes constantly. I'm downloading Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity, and I will give it a try. The Gnome flavor seems very problematic. –  Dennis Apr 26 '13 at 0:33
Just for the record, I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (Unity version), and so far everything is functioning normally, including Steam. Gnome 3.6.3 seems very unstable, and I definitely do not recommend it. –  Dennis Apr 27 '13 at 3:11

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Yes, every program should work properly but sometimes that does not happen. It's called a bug. There is a bug report about the software center problem and hopefully will be fixed.


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