[xubuntu-users] synaptic is not opening from the panel

som drsoumalya-distro at yahoo.co.in
Wed Feb 19 17:41:19 UTC 2014

On Tuesday, 18 February 2014 7:58 PM, Jordan <florentior at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi som,
>You might want to run a distribution upgrade through apt-get.  Some
    bugs for gtk might have been fixed since you have last upgraded.
>Paste into the terminal,
>sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade dist-upgrade
    && synaptic
>If synaptic does not immediately run after the script completes,
    your kernel might be a bit stale.
>To update the kernel, paste
>sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install linux-generic
    linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic && sudo apt-get -y
    autoremove && synaptic

i usually stay up-to-date with the updates. however, i will give your suggestion a try and let the list know.

>By the way, unless you have a slower connection, it's always a good
 >   idea to start every apt-get session with 'sudo apt-get update'. 

unfortunately, i have a really slow connection!   

> On Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:54 AM, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
> > You should use gksudo instead of sudo. However, I often run synaptic
> after su or sudo -i in a terminal emulation and also don't use gksudo,
> but I wonder why you don't use gksudo for a launcher.

the launcher was actually using the "synaptic-pkexec" command. irrespective of the command used ("(gk)sudo" or "synaptic-pkexec"), the output was same. 
ie, "(synaptic:4147): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0xb265d0 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0xb3e1b0 is not mapped"

> How do you setup sudo? Does it e.g. expect a password?


> What kind of launcher did you generate?
> Could please post the launcher file, by
> cat ~/.config/xfce4/panel/[search with e.g. Thunar for the complete path
> to the launcher file], e.g.

here is the launcher file -

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Synaptic Package Manager
Comment=Install, remove and upgrade software packages


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