App Menu & DropBy kills the panel

After updating 20.04 on 04/29/20 the panel was blank. I reset it with “nohup budgie-panel --reset --replace &” but none of the applets returned. After experimenting I found if I had Applications Menu applet or DropBy applet installed the panel will remain blank and I can not access desktop settings to see what is listed in the panel. If I remove the mentioned applets and reset the panel the others all return.
Also Plank stopped auto starting.

hmm - check that you have the UB packages installed:

sudo apt install --reinstall ubuntu-budgie-desktop budgie-desktop-environment

I ran that and now when I reinstall App Menu from Budgie Welcome and then go to add it to the panel after I chose and click add applet I get signed out to the log in screen.

Try reinstalling the budgie desktop and gnome-control-center components again:

sudo apt install --reinstall budgie-desktop budgie-core gir1.2-budgie-1.0 libbudgie-plugin0 libbudgie-private0 libbudgietheme0 libraven0 gnome-control-center

Didn’t seem to make a difference


sudo apt install budgie-dropby-applet

Then add the dropby applet to your panel

What is the output in the terminal from the install, running settings and adding the applet to your panel?

Install output:
michael@Asus-M11AA:~$ sudo apt install budgie-dropby-applet
[sudo] password for michael:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
budgie-dropby-applet python3-pyudev
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 37.1 kB/48.5 kB of archives.
After this operation, 283 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 focal/main amd64 python3-pyudev all 0.21.0-3ubuntu1 [37.1 kB]
Fetched 37.1 kB in 0s (150 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package python3-pyudev.
(Reading database … 391358 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/python3-pyudev_0.21.0-3ubuntu1_all.deb …
Unpacking python3-pyudev (0.21.0-3ubuntu1) …
Selecting previously unselected package budgie-dropby-applet.
Preparing to unpack …/budgie-dropby-applet_1.0.1+202004291518~ubuntu20.04.1_all.deb …
Unpacking budgie-dropby-applet (1.0.1+202004291518~ubuntu20.04.1) …
Setting up python3-pyudev (0.21.0-3ubuntu1) …
Setting up budgie-dropby-applet (1.0.1+202004291518~ubuntu20.04.1) …

running ```budgie-desktop-settings’`` just opens settings, no terminal output.
DropBy applet isn’t in the add applet list. Will reboot and recheck.

DropBy applet was in add applet list and after selecting it and clicking add applet desktop settings closes.

Please purge the daily extra ppa

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/budgie-extras-daily

Then logout and login

:grinning: :smiley: Success!! Thank you Thank you

no worries - will look at the daily PPA in the next few days to work out what is going on.

Let me know if and how I can help.

I wonder if this might help
nohup.out.txt (28.3 KB)

thx - yes. Two missing schemas were not installed. Today’s daily build should hopefully resolve this. Will need to check this once the build has been built.

Appears to be fixed :smile: