System tray icons disappeared after installing Ubuntu 14.04


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Дожили мы до следующего релиза с длительным сроком поддержки 14.04. В течение тестирования даже ранние беты были стабильнее релиза 13.10 из-за чего имеет смысл перейти на него тем, кто стремится пользоваться всем самым передовым и свежим.

итак, приступим:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y

1. Установка индикаторов приложений Ubuntu (applets)

В Ubuntu поставляется по умолчанию всего несколько индикаторов. но некоторые индикаторы можно добавить самостоятельно.

1.1 Индикатор календаря один из моих любимых индикаторов в Ubuntu. Этот Индикатор отображает 10 ваших собитий в виде меню, в которое можно добавлять новые события (которые будут синхронизированы с Календарем Google).

Для установки индикатора календаря в Ubuntu 14.04, используйте следующие комманды:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install...
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If you upgraded Ubuntu 13.10 to Ubuntu 14.04, you might end up with Unity freezing at login time. You boot in to Ubuntu 14.04, enter your credential and the system just hangs up, freezes. If you are lucky, you might see mouse cursor, background wallpaper but nothing else. No Unity launcher, no top panel etc. Basically you will have Ubuntu in an unusable state.

This problem of missing Unity launcher, panel and system freeze can be solved by re-installing Unity. Let’s see how to do that:

Reinstall Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 to fix system freeze issue

Well, since you are stuck with a frozen system, use Ctrl+Alt+F2 key. This will take you to command line interface (instead of the default graphical user interface). You will be asked to enter your credentials. After you enter your username and password, use the following commands one by one to reinstall Unity desktop.

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity sudo...
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Ubuntu What?

Ubuntu is a (free) community-based Linux distribution. The desktop version feels rather similar to Mac with a “Finder”, icons to start apps, browsers and everything else users of commercial operating systems are accustomed to employing.

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If you go to the ROS installation page, it says there is an “experimental” version of ROS for OS X. It’s experimental for a reason – you’ll run into serious problems following this tutorial.

Did Linux and ROS Come Pre-Installed with TurtleBot?

If you purchased TurtleBot and it came pre-installed with Linux and ROS, you should check which versions shipped with your computer. You can find out which version of Linux you have by opening a terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and typing:

Results of “lsb_release -a” in Terminal

You can check which distribution of ROS you have by running:

“roscore” Runing in...

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In order to Add system tray or taskbar to Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 you will need to complete the steps below. You can view my video tutorial and then scroll down to simply copy and paste the code required inside terminal

I don’t know why this is not standard in Ubuntu. In my opinion everyone would expect this to be part of the initial install and don’t want to manually go and do it. But none the less, let me show you how it is done:

1. First you will be required to install the Tweak Tool (This is a mandatory requirement)
2. You will need to download the TopIcons extension, you can view the steps in the video tutorial
3. Then you will need to enable it using the Tweak Tool

So let me show you how:
1. Open the terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+t
2. Type the following command to install the Tweak Tool

sudo apt-get unity-tweak-tool gnome-tweak-tool

3. Enter your password and wait for it to install (If you would like to know how to disable...

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System Load Indicator is a simple applet on system tray bar capable of displaying graphs for CPU activities, memory, and swap space use usage, plus your network traffic bandwidth utilization, all providing you with a quick glance on the performance of you Ubuntu desktop machine.

What’s fixed and new in the latest version 0.4

Fixed – Advanced preferences text boxes should have unit labels Fixed – indicator-multiload crashed with SIGABRT in g_assertion_message() Fixed – Change “Open System Monitor” Link Fixed – Menu monitor items do not display on Ubuntu 13.10 New – Add GUI option to turn off autoranging on graphs New – Provide monochrome option

Install System Load Indicator on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-multiload/stable-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-multiloadcomments powered...
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Install fusion-icon

Installing fusion-icon package on Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fusion-icon

fusion-icon package information

More information about apt-get install

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get install is followed by one or more packages desired for installation or upgrading....

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS codenamed Trusty Tahr released on 17th April 2014. Some things to do after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS are given here. This is a quick Post Installation Guide for Ubuntu 14.04.

Canonical focus on security, stability, speed and reliability insted of new features and new experiments in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Because Ubuntu 14.04 is a Long Term Support Edition. It gets official security updates from Canonical for next five years (upto 2019) for both desktop and server edition. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is very fast and stable than Ubuntu 13.10. It is coming with a set of new changes and fine tuning that improve the overall experience of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 14.04 is based on Linux kernel 3.13.9 and Gnome 3.10 is also included. Ubuntu 14.04 will get the latest unity shell with lot of performance and visual improvements.

The isos for Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and all the other flavors will be released on 17th April 2014.

This guide go...

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So the other day, I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr and installed it in my dual boot box. I was using earlier release Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it was fine after installation. But this time there was a surprise.

Just after installation, when I logged on, the system was horribly slow. The graphics responses was so slow that minimizing one window Or opening the terminal takes like forever to load. I was wondering what would be the problem, because earlier 12.04 was just fine and I just did a fresh install so disk space also sufficient. At this point let me tell you that, my system configuration is pretty old – its having AMD chipset and 2 GB of ram.

After couple of frustrating tries, I figured the problem. Its the Unity desktop effects rendering problem with my Graphics card nVidia GeForce 6150se nForce 430.

During installation, Ubuntu installer assigned the graphics driver ‘Nouveau display driver from xserver..’ and my nVidia Graphics card have no clue about...

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Ubuntu is a free operating system or a Linux distribution ("distro") which currently receives the second highest hits after Linux Mint at DistroWatch.

The recent versions of Ubuntu have used Unity as a default user interface for the GNOME-3 desktop environment. If you have installed a new version of Ubuntu operating system with the Unity user interface on your PC, you might find these tips and tricks useful for working with the system.

Looking for a desktop interface with a start menu that looks closer to the traditional Windows system? Then give Linux Mint a try and check out Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition or MATE Edition.

Note: The tips and tricks included in this article work well with Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) to 15.04. Please see this article if you're using an older version of Ubuntu.


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Ahmed Daif

Last Updated November 12, 2016 08:00 AM

I have many applications with tray icons like davmail, hardware monitor. I miss this feature on Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone have a solution?

There are some tools like Skype indicator, but I need a general solution for this problem so that I can add application icons to the system tray.

Answers 6

To have Skype Tray Icon displayed in Ubuntu, install sni-qt package:

sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386

August 05, 2014 13:02 PM

I'm using Gnome-Flashback (formerly Fallback/Classic) with a tint2 panel. I tried all of these fixes and none of them worked for me. I even tried

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:timekiller/unity-systrayfix sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade

No luck. Even tried killing tint2 and using the gnome-panel instead. Still no icons for many, but not all, of my apps.

I finally found a solution while looking for a way to get(specifically)...

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