Dash Home displays no results (spins forever): "Valid key file could not be found in search dirs": no scopes installed

Bug #1237072 reported by Daniel Hahler on 2013-10-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 (development) from 13.04.

When tapping the Super key, the Dash appears, but is empty.
When typing anything, the loading indicator spins forever.

unity displays the following on STDERR:

WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:26 unity.glib-gio <unknown>:0 g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:26 unity.glib-gio <unknown>:0 g_settings_set_value: value for key 'visual-bell-type' in schema 'org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences' is outside of valid range
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: home.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: applications.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: files.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: video.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: music.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: photos.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs
WARN 2013-10-08 22:47:53 unity.dash.gsettingsscopereader GSettingsScopes.cpp:108 Error fetching protocol metadata for scope: social.scope : Valid key file could not be found in search dirs

I had to manually install some scopes, which apparently were not installed by default during the upgrade: unity-scopes-master-default unity-scopes-runner unity-scope-home unity-scope-devhelp unity-scope-gdrive unity-scope-github unity-scope-launchpad unity-scope-manpages unity-scope-sshsearch

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: unity 7.1.1+13.10.20131004-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-11.17-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,resize,compiztoolbox,put,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,regex,place,session,move,grid,animation,imgpng,wall,expo,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,ezoom,staticswitcher,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Tue Oct 8 22:40:13 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-05-28 (498 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-08 (0 days ago)

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) on 2013-10-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: Dash Home displays no results (spins forever): "Valid key file could not
- be found in search dirs"
+ be found in search dirs": no scopes installed
description: updated
Huan Zhang (victzhang) wrote :

possibly a duplication of bug #1238929

Oriez (ori-ez5) on 2013-10-18
information type: Public → Public Security
information type: Public Security → Public
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