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I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed, and I use both Gnome shell and the Unity interface. This post is about a few problems that I am facing with gnome shell extensions.

I have a few gnome-shell extensions installed. For example, gnome-shell-extensions-pidgin, message notifier, etc. I also have the gnome-shell-extensions-common package installed which is required for fulfilling dependencies.

Now, whenever I am trying to install a few other extensions such as dock, user-theme, etc., the installation is complaining that there is a broken dependency with gnome-shell-extensions-common package, and that it is not being installed. However, I already have the package installed. Probably, as a result, gnome-tweak-tool is also not able to activate the gnome-shell extensions.

Any help as to why this issues is occurring would be appreciated.

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it seems that, there is a version confusion. and that's why the dependencies problem.

i suggest you remove all of your extensions. and add the webupd8 ppa.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/gnome3
sudo apt-get update

. as shown in this article. and then install it all again from going to the synaptic package manager. so you can see all the listed packages and extensions available in the ppa.

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Thanks suli8 for your suggestion. I have both webupd8team and gnome3-team ppa's installed. May be that's why there is a version mismatch! I have currently got around it by using the website. That worked. – Swarnendu Biswas Dec 3 '11 at 4:20

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