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Gnome shell fails to launch apps

asked 2019-04-24 11:51:53 -0500

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I'm running Fedora 29. When I click on an app in the gnome shell (e.g., "Clocks"), nothing seems to happen. However, running the application from a terminal window (e.g., gnome-clocks) works with no errors. How can I debug the problem? I haven't been able to find a log file with any relevant error message. This happens with some applications but not others (e.g., GHex can be started from gnome-shell).

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answered 2019-04-26 03:19:29 -0500

open a terminal, become root and enter:

journalctl -xef

now start gnome-clocks and you shall see all errors the start produces.

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Thanks! That is what I needed to debug the issue. I had upgraded packages and not yet logged out/rebooted.

Butterwaffle gravatar imageButterwaffle ( 2019-04-26 12:22:32 -0500 )edit

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