The Answers lens doesn't seem to start

Bug #1084082 reported by David Callé on 2012-11-28
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Bug Description

The Answers lens doesn't seem to start? Please try to run it manually to help debugging:

1) Make sure you are running Ubuntu Quantal or Raring and have logged out of your session at least once after installing the lens.

2) Open a terminal and run
$ /usr/lib/unity-lens-answers/unity-lens-answers
If it results in "Failed to own name net.launchpad.lens.answers. Bailing out.", run
$ killall unity-lens-answers
and try again.

3) Once it's started (the terminal should display a blinking carret), open the Dash, and type or paste:
What is the square root of minus 1?

4) Close the Dash and check the terminal to see if any of these three lines is present:
"Search changed to "What is the square root of minus 1?""

"http://api.automatton.org/answers?full=false&question=What%20is%20the%20square%20root%20of%20minus%201"

"{'answers': [{the answer to your question...}]}"

A functionnal lens would have them all.

If you have only the first two lines, it can mean that:
A) you have a connexion issue (check your connexion)
B) the remote API is experiencing issues (try to open http://www.automatton.org in your web browser, does it load?)

If you have any other sort of output, please paste it in a comment below.

Thank you for your help!

David Callé (davidc3) on 2012-11-28
description: updated
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