Can't add anything in settings applications

Bug #778765 reported by Davide Alberelli on 2011-05-06
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ugr-seeds
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Bug Description

Hi everybody.

I can't add anything in settings applications.
As an example, I can't add my custom keyboard shortcuts.
Or I can't add printers.

The + and - symbols (which should allow me to manage these things) cannot be clicked, they are simply light grey without any possibility to click them.

JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

I need more information, logs, and such to work on this.

Also, does this still exist? It may have been fixed with new package versions.

Changed in ugr-meta:
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → High

Ok, where and how can i find informations?

How can I open via the terminal the keyboard settings (I can't find them)?

With "apropos keyboard" I found just gnome-keyboard-properties that seems
pertinent but
$ gnome-keyboard-properties
The program 'gnome-keyboard-properties' is currently not installed. You can
install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install gnome-control-center

But it is installed, as
$ gnome-control-center

(gnome-control-center:4427): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme file for default has no
name

(gnome-control-center:4427): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme file for default has no
directories

2011/5/10 JC Hulce <email address hidden>

> I need more information, logs, and such to work on this.
>
> Also, does this still exist? It may have been fixed with new package
> versions.
>
> ** Changed in: ugr-meta
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Changed in: ugr-meta
> Importance: Undecided => High
>
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> Title:
> Can't add anything in settings applications
>
> Status in Ubuntu Gnome Remix Metapackages:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Hi everybody.
>
> I can't add anything in settings applications.
> As an example, I can't add my custom keyboard shortcuts.
> Or I can't add printers.
>
> The + and - symbols (which should allow me to manage these things)
> cannot be clicked, they are simply light grey without any possibility
> to click them.
>
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JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

First, a screenshot would be nice.

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

Here the one of the keyboard...

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

And here the one of the printers.

kmb42vt (tbeposts) wrote :

I can confirm this on UGR (Natty amd64). The + and - buttons are grayed out in both Printers and Keyboard (Shortcuts) applets effectively not allowing the user to add or remove keyboard shortcuts or printers. Now as far as my printer goes, UGR picked it up and automatically configured it as soon as I turned it on so I did not have to add it manually but that doesn't mean the buttons should be non-operational, you should be able to add or remove one manually. Same goes for keyboard shortcuts. Currently you can't even delete an existing keyboard shortcut.

Initially I thought it might have been a problem with permissions in that it might have required authorization before adding/removing a printer as well as a keyboard shortcut but was somehow overlooked by the Gnome3-team. But starting 'gnome-control-center as root didn't accomplish anything, the + and - buttons in both Printers and Keyboard were still grayed out.

That being said, I was able to set/edit existing keyboard shortcuts by highlighting any particular existing keyboard shortcut and hitting the <space> bar. This changes the existing shortcut (or 'Disabled', etc) to "New shortcut". At this point I can hit the key combo I want to set for that shortcut and it will add that key combo as the new shortcut. However, this works only for existing, default keyboard shortcuts. So far I can't find a way to add new shortcut via the + button or remove an existing, default shortcut (which makes sense in a way). Not exactly what you might call a "easily discoverable" feature.

JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

This is an upstream (gnome3) issue

Davide Alberelli (dadexix86) wrote :

They solved the keyboard problem adding a "Custom shortcut" section.

It's not solved for printers.

JC Hulce (soaringsky) wrote :

I see. This is still not fixed in Oneiric.

Changed in ugr-meta:
milestone: none → 1.0.0-rc
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

As a temporal workaround, start
# system-config-printer
to add new printer

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