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I'm currently using the 10.10 beta of Ubuntu with the most recent updates installed. When I boot up the computer, gwibber fails to start up and when I do open it, it shows an icon in the notification area (which I do not want) and it doesn't use the indicator applet at all (even when closed).

notification bar menu

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I had a similar problem with Gwibber.

I solved it editing the file /etc/xdg/autostart/gwibber.desktop (in a terminal, put: sudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/gwibber.desktop without the quotation marks) and changing the value of "X-GNOME-Autostart-Delay" from 30 to 5.

Hope this helps.

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Do you have python-indicate installed? It would be installed by default, but might not be installed on upgrade if you had removed it in the past.

If you don't have python-indicate, install that and restart gwibber.

If you do have python-indicate, please look in the log file at ~/.cache/gwibber/gwibber.log for anything interesting and maybe run gwibber-service in debug mode to collect more info:

gwibber-service -d
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If you want it to start on startup make sure its on the list and checked in the services/startup items settings. If it isn't there add gwibber after login make sure gwibber-service is running(its what does the indicator applet I think).

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I had the same problem and I do have python-indicate installed and I couldn't find anything that can point me out to what's going on on the log files. I noticed that I had 3 or 4 log files. So, to be able to know which one was the one I just decided to delete all the log files. And after that Gwibber worked, now it's showing in the indicator applet :)

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