System monitor indicator does not start anymore after the latest updates for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
I installed the app using this PPA (http://ppa.launchpad.net/fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor/ubuntu)

each time i attempt to open the application, i receive the following error message;

The application System Monitor Indicator has closed unexpectedly.
ExecutablePath : /usr/lib/indicator-sysmonitor/indicator-sysmonitor
Package : indicator-sysmonitor 0.8.1-1
ProblemType : Crash
Title : indicator-sysmonitor crashed with importError in find_module: cannot import name Appindicator3, introspection typelib not found
Architecture : amd64
currentDesktop : Unity
Distrorelease : Ubuntu 16.04

The application was working fine until i recently used Software updater to update all my ubuntu programs. I do not know how to fix this problem.

any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you

  • Try sudo apt install --reinstall indicator-sysmonitor. – user692175 Jul 12 '17 at 12:17
  • You might also file a bug report at the PPA – Charles Green Jul 12 '17 at 13:18

reinstalling the app did not help. However I sent a bug report to the PPA and they responded by saying i was missing the following package from the install; gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1

so i installed it apt-get install gir1.2-appindicator3-0.1 , restarted Ubuntu, and everything seems to be working fine now.

thanks for help

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.