Re: libgtk-3-dev seems to break Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity Interface

This sounds like an Ubuntu packaging bug. Contact Ubuntu support, and
not gtk-list.

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 9:08 AM, David Buchan <pdbuchan yahoo com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 and libgtk2.0-dev and glade for a long time and
> recently attempted to bring myself into the present by doing a fresh install
> of 12.04 LTS.
> But once I installed libgtk-3-dev and glade from the repository, I wasn't
> able to log back into the computer unless I typed cntl-alt-F1 and went to
> TTY. The graphical login screen accepts my credentials but then the screen
> very briefly shows a broken pipe message at the top-left of a TTY screen and
> then the login screen re-appears.
> Scouring the web shows that many people have similar problems, but that
> there are many possible causes. I tried a number of solutions and one that
> allows me to get past the login while still in a graphical session, is to
> first go to TTY and sudo aptitude install gnome-panel. The problem with this
> solution is that Unity isn't rendered properly and is really unusable.
> I *think* I saw that when I installed libgtk-3-dev, all kinds of gnome stuff
> is removed. Anway, it was either libgtk-3-dev or glade, because that's all I
> installed after the OS was installed.
> I had tried going to a newer Ubuntu last year with the same results (maybe
> different cause?), so I stayed with 10.04. What's really extraordinary, is
> that last night I re-installed 10.04 when 12.04 failed as described above,
> and now 10.04 has the same problem (but with libgtk2.0-dev and glade)! Could
> it be that those libgtk packages have recently been changed and broke the
> Ubuntu interface? Seems unlikely.
> Has anybody got suggestions and how to approach this? I saw some people
> talking about lightdm versus gdm. I also tried that (uninstall lightdm,
> install gdm), but *if* I recall (it was a late late night) although I got
> past login, Unity was all buggered with that too.
> Dave
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