USC is a gray background without icons, is unresponsive (no menus)

Bug #801829 reported by Michael Moorman on 2011-06-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Starting the Software Center through all the usual ways produces the same thing. The application loads with just a gray background in the window, and nothing else, and there are no menus in the global menu, and keybindings do not work. The application can be quit using the Close button. Closing and re-opening has the same effect.

This is the first time it has occurred, but it occurred right after I experienced another bug ( which I filed here already and have been experiencing for the past few months intermittently.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 4.0.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jun 24 22:32:08 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-12 (74 days ago)

Michael Moorman (tensorpuddin) wrote :
Michael Moorman (tensorpuddin) wrote :

After rebooting, the problem went away.

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Michael, thanks for your report. This issue has been reported already and we are tracking it at bug 772549, and so I will mark this one as a duplicate of that. Please check bug 772549 for details on the workaround (rebooting is indeed one option ;) and to track the status of the fix. Also, if you have any additional comments please make them there.

Thanks again for your help!

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