Fails to load on 12.04+ (Unity)

Bug #1143137 reported by mike stewart on 2013-03-04
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gromit (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Gromit doesn't work.

RELEASE:
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04

VERSION:
gromit:
  Installed: 20041213-9
  Candidate: 20041213-9
  Version table:
 *** 20041213-9 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

EXPECTED:
Gromit to launch. (using either terminal or dash to launch)

WHAT HAPPENED:
FAILED TO LAUNCH

-d (debug output):
Enabling No. 0x8e5370: "Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:400a" (Type: 0)
Enabling No. 0x8e51d0: "Logitech Unifying Device. Wireless PID:4002" (Type: 0)
Enabling No. 0x8e5440: "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" (Type: 0)
could not grab Hotkey. Aborting...

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
I've tried under both Virtualbox VM install and cold metal. Also installed on lubuntu in a VM. ALL failed.

Other reported problems.
http://www.datamation.com/open-source/top-10-worst-applications-for-ubuntu-2.html #10
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2047459

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gromit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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