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gnome software not working on fedora 24

asked 2016-10-14 20:45:03 -0500

Om Prakash gravatar image

Gnome software on fedora 24 is not working. It is not showing any icon. I tried installing google chrome using .rpm package, but gnome software took forever to open and ended with some error which I could not take a note. I tried this but no avail. I also tried this, but I guess packagekit service is working good. Output of systemctl status packagekit.service -l is here. I tried reinstalling and upgrading gnome-software, but no avail.

Kindly help me.

I recently moved from ubuntu to fedora.

Thanks in advance.

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For chrome, simply install Chromium from official Fedora repository:

sudo dnf install chromium

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-10-15 20:01:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-15 07:29:32 -0500

youssefmsourani gravatar image

try: rm -r ~/.cache/gnome-software

then from terminal run (gnome-software) To see if the errors appeared . Wait a few Seconds then close gnome-software and run again.

to install rpm package You can use dnf :

sudo dnf install pachage.rpm

to install google chrome add repo and install copy paste:

echo -e "[google-chrome]\nname=google-chrome\nbaseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/\$basearch\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub" |sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable

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chrome installed successfully. Gnome software error is still coming after clearing cache. (gnome-software:13770): Gs-WARNING **: failed to call gs_plugin_app_install on packagekit: Curl error (28): Timeout was reached for https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-24&arch=x86_64 [Connection timed out after 120000 milliseconds] this error is coming on both terminal and gnome-software.

Om Prakash gravatar imageOm Prakash ( 2016-10-15 13:33:27 -0500 )edit

try :

rm -r ~/.cache/gnome-software

sudo dnf reinstall gnome-software

youssefmsourani gravatar imageyoussefmsourani ( 2016-10-15 19:59:26 -0500 )edit

after reinstalling gnome software it show empty category for 5+ minutes then error on terminal.. I can't post full error message here due to character limitation. So here it is. When I tried installing any package from gnome-software, it ended with error Curl error (28): Timeout was reached for https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-24&arch=x86_64 [Connection timed out after 120002 milliseconds]

Om Prakash gravatar imageOm Prakash ( 2016-10-15 23:15:34 -0500 )edit

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