I have GNOME Shell 3.2.1 installed on Ubuntu 11.10, and I'm trying to install extension on it. I downloaded via apt-get dock and alternative-status-menu, and ofcourse gnome-tweak-tool, but the extensions didn't appear in the tweak tool(after relogin).

So I followed the advice on this answer and changed the versions in the metadata files, and than the extensions appeared in the tweak tool - but the tweak tool was printing many errors, and the extensions were not working - I didn't get the extra shutdown options in the status menu, and I didn't get the dock. I did notice a problem of not being able to click the leftmost area of the scrollbar when the dock extension was activated - like the dock was stealing the mouse pointer from the other applications - but still, no dock.

So, I found this answer and followed it to the letter, and it did get rid of the scheme parsing error, but I'm still getting alot of Gtk-CRITICAL errors when I run the tweak tool - I get 20 times the same error:
(gnome-tweak-tool:3158): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_get_preferred_height_for_width: assertion 'width >= 0' failed
Also, now I can't enable the extensions in the tweak tool(before I edited the files in gtweak I could set them to on - they just didn't work) and I get an orange warning triangle next to them.

So, does anyone know how to solve this?


Update gnome-tweak-tool either from git-master or from the ppa:ricotz/testing PPA. It has just been changed to fix compatibility with gnome-shell master.

  • Thanks. Now the teak tool works(had to reinstall the extensions though, since I messed with them manually). – Idan Arye Nov 21 '11 at 21:14
  • Always a good idea to make a copy before playing :-) glad you got it wking :-) – bmbaker Nov 27 '11 at 16:21

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