Terminal not shown in terminal lauchers on cairo-menu

Bug #615487 reported by Carlos Vásquez (ClearCorp) on 2010-08-09
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Awn Extras
Desktop Agnostic Library for GLib-based Projects

Bug Description

If I open a menu launcher configured to launch in terminal using the cairo-menu, the terminal never shows up. It works on the background, but there is no terminal on the screen.

I have checked for windows opened (to make sure I wasn't just missing the window), and with the regular gnome-panel menu it works OK, so the launcher is good.

I am running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04, with awn from repos, version 0.4.0-0ubuntu1 (both awn and awn-extras).
I am running compiz with normal settings. I have an Intel x4500 integrated video card, with the default intel driver.

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Gabor Karsay (gabor-karsay) wrote :

I can confirm this. I didn't understand first, so here is what I did: Edit the menu (with alacarte), create a launcher of type "Application in terminal", like "man bzr". Open that entry with Cairo Menu and it won't show up.

I looked in the code and this is handled by libdesktop-agnostic. It seems like it doesn't have an "In Terminal"-flag. I created a patch that handles this kind of entries in Cairo Menu itself. So although it works fine on my system, I don't know if this is o.k. for other environments.

Changed in awn-extras:
status: New → Confirmed
moonbeam (rcryderman) wrote :


Any thoughts on when a fix for this might make its way into lda?

moonbeam (rcryderman) wrote :


Any thoughts on when a fix for this might make it into your various-fixes branch of lda?

Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

@moonbeam: I just implemented new gio-backend for DesktopEntries to lda, it works fine with that...

moonbeam (rcryderman) wrote :

@mhr3: sounds good. My inclination is to just leave it be and wait for the lda fix to filter out. Agreed?

Michal Hruby (mhr3) wrote :

Sure, it's not something that should be done inside the applet... I also pushed a fix for the FDO glib-backend. Feel free to mark as Invalid/Won't Fix in Extras.

onox (onox) wrote :

Fixed in revision 412 and 413 of lp:~awn-core/libdesktop-agnostic/various-fixes branch.

Changed in libdesktop-agnostic:
status: New → Fix Committed
onox (onox) wrote :

Fixed via libdesktop-agnostic.

Changed in awn-extras:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 0.4.2
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-02-13
Changed in libdesktop-agnostic:
milestone: none → 0.4.0
Julien Lavergne (gilir) on 2011-03-12
Changed in libdesktop-agnostic:
milestone: 0.4.0 → 0.3.92
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-03-14
Changed in libdesktop-agnostic:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
rbaleksandar (redbaronqueen) wrote :

Thanks @Gabor Karsay (for the tip to add the PPA to the sources list) and @moonbeam (for linking my question to this bug report (although in my case even in the task manager there was no trace of a running application!)). I added the PPA to my sources list, did an update and now it's working - clicking on an application (that has to run in terminal) immediately starts the terminal and the application in it. :)

Best regards and thanks again!

Chris Dieringer (cdaringe) wrote :

thanks all! This had been driving me nuts for a long while! for those bug browsers, wondering what rbaleksandar meant by adding the PPA, see https://launchpad.net/~awn-testing/+archive/ppa

Povilas Kanapickas (p12) on 2013-11-17
Changed in awn-extras:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
rbaleksandar (redbaronqueen) wrote :

Thanks, @Povilas, for the fix. :)

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