I installed standard Ubuntu 14.04 LTS about a fortnight ago and everything has been working fine. Yesterday I installed Wine via the standard package manager and then installed a simple windows exe WBridge5 (using wine) and then ran it a couple of times using wine and all was fine. Note that this may be irrelevant.
Today I started my DELL Inspiron 6400 and after entering my password the standard desktop appeared without my previously set background; the file mgr appears automatically (without the recent files icon) and the following message appears:
"Oops! Something went wrong. Unhandled error message: The name org.gtk.vfs.Daemon was not provided by any .Service files."
After acknowledging the message, my programs operate but WITHOUT a text menu showing on the top menu bar. There are other minor inconveniences such as Alt+Tab doesn't work and there is no "Recent" option on the Files program and "System Settings Appearance" cannot be changed. The show stopper for me is that unless a program has a non text menu method of running a menu option, you are stuffed. This affects Libreoffice really badly.
I have searched the web for the error message above and tried various remedies, including uninstalling wine and removing ubuntu-desktop and reinstalling it using dpkg. No success or change to desktop behaviour.
sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install --reinstall unity
Now logged as an Ubuntu bug. See:
Following the following actions, the bug is now largely fixed but a few problems remain. (see below)
I removed and reinstalled the unity, compiz and then gconf packages e.g.
sudo apt-get purge unity
sudo rm /usr/share/dbus-1/services
The package removal process was not simple as there were lots of problems including the usual messages about dependencies and a number of messages about not being able to remove /usr/share/dbus-1/services files.
The situation now is that the window text menus now appear and Alt+Tab switches between windows.
Not quite clear what has fixed this - was it the reinstall or the removal of the dbus-1 directory. The following problems still exist:
- Changes to System Settings Appearance don't save and existing ones take no effect, e.g. bland system background displays.
- Unable to start the Terminal app. Ctrl+T does nothing. Ctrl+Alt+F1 continues to work fine.
- The org.gtk.vfs message still appears at session start up.
- Rubbish Bin AND Browse Network are NOT working on the Files app and the org.gtk.vfs message displays.
- Ubuntu Software Center does not start.