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Running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and bumped Gnome to 3.8 following the method given here:

How To Upgrade to GNOME 3.8 in Ubuntu 13.04

Now every time I try to run the Ubuntu Software Center app, it instantly crashes. Here is the output:

2013-05-18 13:06:36,068 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2013-05-18 13:06:36,639 - 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'
2013-05-18 13:06:36,832 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2013-05-18 13:06:36,834 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>'
2013-05-18 13:06:36,838 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')'
2013-05-18 13:06:36,838 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
2013-05-18 13:06:36,869 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()

(software-center:11305): 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 1978 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 (core dumped)

Any ideas what I need to do to fix this issue?

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closed as off topic by dobey, bcbc, coteyr, Eric Carvalho, Basharat Sialvi May 21 '13 at 2:39

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This is a bug, and it has already been reported. The new version of GTK+ in the GNOME PPA introduces a regression which is causing this to happen. –  dobey May 20 '13 at 21:27

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