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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
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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

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