gnome-control-center is not open ubuntu 18.04

Bug #1755536 reported by Sopa on 2018-03-13
This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

 gnome-control-center is not working when open. it will not open on ubuntu 18.04 even after reinstall

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.27.92-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-10.11-generic 4.15.3
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-10-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.8-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Tue Mar 13 23:28:27 2018
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-03-04 (374 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20170215.2)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sopa (sphaneo291) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

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Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Zies McDoom (jasonflindt) wrote :

This is an issue for me too . settings will not open under either wayland or xorg gnome-session . it does however open when logged in the ubuntu-session.

Lukas Zaoralek (lukas-zaoralek) wrote :

Same for me. I can open gnome-control-center from terminal, but if I click on the gnome-control-center icon from the menu/launchpad nothing is going to happen. Is there a log to check what is going on?

Mark Clancey (mark-clancey) wrote :

Same for me after attempting to install GNOME Human Shell Theme Collection,, using the Install button, file. It also removed Tweaks from Favorites, which I was able to re-save from Dash. Tweaks does run. But Settings hangs on-launch, then disappears. Anyone know how I can undo the GNOME shell installation?

Abhishek AN (darkabhi) wrote :

Well I just reinstalled gnome-control-center
sudo apt install gnome-control-center
and works fine now

Loren Pearson (originalflavor) wrote :

Thanks Abhishek AN (darkabhi) . That fixed it for me.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Jcostas-madrid (jcostas-madrid)
assignee: Jcostas-madrid (jcostas-madrid) → nobody
kopolov (kopolov) wrote :

This bug affects me too.
Downloaded 18.04.01 today (5/10/2018)
Fresh install, no changes at installation (next next next ...)
Log in, trying to open settings -> Send Error report
trying to run gnome-control-center from terminal -> Core dump
trying to remove gnome-control-center (is removed with ubuntu-desktop as well)
sudo apt remove gnome-control-center
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt install gnome-control-center
Still not working. same results as above

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