creating and running own lens causes failure to load external images

Bug #1003124 reported by Eric Rasche on 2012-05-22

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unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Following the tutorial here (, I created my own lens.

However, I noticed the wikipedia icon didn't load. I continued on. After installing another lens I noticed images didn't load there.

So I restarted my X server, and ran the *already installed* lens I had written. Images now loaded for everything.

After running `sudo quickly install` and `quickly run` for the extension after making changes, all externally requested images now failed to load.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity-services 5.12-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.38-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,grid,snap,imgpng,gnomecompat,move,resize,regex,place,session,vpswitch,mousepoll,unitymtgrabhandles,animation,workarounds,wall,expo,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Tue May 22 15:40:17 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Eric Rasche (rasche-eric) wrote :
Eric Rasche (rasche-eric) wrote :

I'm seeing "WARN 2012-05-22 16:39:47 unity.iconloader IconLoader.cpp:536 Unable to load icon <URL> at size 64: Operation not supported"
 in other tests.

Durand D'souza (durand1) wrote :

Did you end up fixing this? I have the same problem :/

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Eric Rasche (rasche-eric) wrote :

Durand, No I'm afraid I've not found a fix yet. Sorry.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Baggott (alex-baggott) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. Unfortunately we can’t work out how to recreate this bug from your description. Please describe the process you go through to trigger this bug and then change the bug status to NEW. See this page for more information.

The tutorial page no longer exists. I'd like to be able to reproduce this bug, but can't find documentation on how to create a Unity lens.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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