I looked for similar problems but I could not find a question that helps so I'm asking it myself. After running apt-get purge python on Xubuntu 14.04 and then realizing what I did, I had to manually install all packages that were deleted during that process.

Everything seems to run now, but when I open or scroll through a *.pdf file with evince, I get error logs like this:

Feb 16 10:13:34 enterprise kernel: [782525.032637] audit: type=1400 audit(1487236414.580:618): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" profile="unconfined" name="/usr/bin/evince-thumbnailer//sanitized_helper" pid=24903 comm="apparmor_parser"
Feb 16 10:13:42 enterprise kernel: [782532.988421] audit: type=1400 audit(1487236422.536:619): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/bin/evince" name="/etc/xfce4/defaults.list" pid=25056 comm="evince" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=2126 ouid=0
Feb 16 10:13:42 enterprise kernel: [782533.090915] audit: type=1400 audit(1487236422.636:620): apparmor="DENIED" operation="link" profile="/usr/bin/evince" name="/run/user/2126/gvfs-metadata/.openRX20VY" pid=25056 comm="evince" requested_mask="l" denied_mask="l" fsuid=2126 ouid=2126 target="/run/user/2126/gvfs-metadata/root-8b3f7bff.log"
Feb 16 10:13:42 enterprise kernel: [782533.090931] audit: type=1400 audit(1487236422.636:621): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/bin/evince" name="/run/user/2126/gvfs-metadata/root-8b3f7bff.log" pid=25056 comm="evince" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=2126 ouid=2126
Feb 16 10:14:23 enterprise kernel: [782574.114799] audit: type=1400 audit(1487236463.661:622): apparmor="DENIED" operation="link" profile="/usr/bin/evince" name="/run/user/2126/gvfs-metadata/.openLUS4VY" pid=25087 comm="pool" requested_mask="l" denied_mask="l" fsuid=2126 ouid=2126 target="/run/user/2126/gvfs-metadata/root-2badf972.log"
Feb 16 10:14:23 enterprise kernel: [782574.114812] audit: type=1400 audit(1487236463.661:623): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="/usr/bin/evince" name="/run/user/2126/gvfs-metadata/root-2badf972.log" pid=25087 comm="pool" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=2126 ouid=2126

I have already tried adding my remote home folder to /etc/apparmor.d/tunables/home, which got rid of a lot more error messages, but those stated above still happen.

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  • sudo apt-get install apparmor-utils apparmor-profiles

When doing this below, only Allow changes for programs that you want to for the time being.


  1. sudo aa-complain evince

  2. Open evince from your desktop as a regular user. Try running some searches in a file, opening closing and saving a file.

  3. sudo aa-logprof Allow/Deny changes as you wish.

  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have a profile that allows you to do what you want to do.

  5. sudo aa-enforce evince

If that doesn't work


  1. sudo aa-cleanprof evince

  2. sudo aa-genprof evince

    Steps 3- 5. same as above.

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