Skippy-XD didn't install from Budgie Welcome

Hi all. Trying out 18.04 on my “testing” laptop. As others have noted, Budgie Welcome didn’t load during my first boot after install. I don’t know if this is intentional or not.

However, when clicking on install Skippy-XD from Budgie Welcome (thumbs up for including, BTW), I get a red failed to install message in the upper right.

Has that worked for others? Thanks!

Can you run the welcome from the terminal?


(we will be fixing the command in the snap - in the future it will just be ubuntu-budgie-welcome)

When you attempt the install, what type of errors or output is shown in the terminal?

Should have done that earlier. Here you go:

(budgie-welcome:12099): Gtk-WARNING **: 01:34:47.009: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:4748:30: ‘gtkopacity’ is not a valid color name

(WebKitWebProcess:12140): Gtk-WARNING **: 01:34:47.088: Theme parsing error: gtk.css:4748:30: ‘gtkopacity’ is not a valid color name
deb bionic main
deb bionic main
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
E: Unable to locate package skippy-xd
[Apt] Reloading cache…
[Apt] Cache reloaded.

I just opened up a bug…

Dustin has been busy … it is now available in the backports PPA.

Note - I have removed skippy-xd from welcome since there are no maintainers for this software. It is “use if it works” software.

So for everyone you can install via command line:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports
sudo apt install skippy-xd

Then define a custom shortcut key or hotcorner to the command skippy-xd-toggle

Surprised no one is maintaining it considering it’s widely used and actually quite good and fast.

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