Workrave applet does not work in Gnome Shell 17.10 under Xorg

Bug #1726244 reported by Vadim Peretokin on 2017-10-23
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
workrave (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The applet does not show up despite Workrave 1.10 advertising Gnome Shell support:

The current workaround is:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: workrave (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-16.19-generic 4.13.4
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-16-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Oct 23 07:12:19 2017
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-03-23 (2039 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: workrave
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in workrave (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
perrot (antonin-perrotaudet) wrote :


torzsmokus (torzsmokus) wrote :

easier workaround:
workrave --display=:0
(from the askubuntu thread referred to by OP)

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