• Buttons go missing from the system menu in GNOME 3


    Hi,

    I am relatively new to Antergos so this may be me missing something obvious. What happens is that buttons go missing from the system menu in GNOME 3 (top right) over time until I restart. The only button left after a while is the ‘Settings’ button. The other buttons like ’ Lock’ and ‘Power’ simply disappear. I have to reboot from the terminal. I’m not sure if this is something I do and what is triggering this but it takes an hour or so for them all to be gone. See screenshots:

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    //Christian

  • @cdysthe: do you switch from lightdm to grub e.t.c. ?
    There is a shell-extension called gnome-shell-extension-suspend-button

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  • @joekamprad said in Buttons go missing from the system menu in GNOME 3:

    @cdysthe: do you switch from lightdm to grub e.t.c. ?
    There is a shell-extension called gnome-shell-extension-suspend-button

    Thanks. I’m using GDM since I need the screen to turn off at a set time which doesn’t work with lightDM. Is that why the buttons disappear over time? The extension you suggest seems to bring the buttons back but it would be interesting to know why they disappear in the first place?

    //Christian

  • I realize that suspending on my system does not work with running gdm… so i changed back to lightdm… seems that there is a link…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @joekamprad Suspend is working fine here with GDM on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. I simply can not use LightDM as long as it prevents timed screen off, so GDM is it for me. I still do not understand why those button simply disappear! :)

    //Christian

  • i do not think that they are dissapear by them self… it is caused by something out of GDM/LIGHTDM

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @joekamprad said in Buttons go missing from the system menu in GNOME 3:

    i do not think that they are dissapear by them self… it is caused by something out of GDM/LIGHTDM

    Well, they are all there when I boot, then when I look later there’s only two buttons and in the end only the Settings button. Very strange.

    //Christian

  • yes but you are changing from lightdm to gdm in the middle…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @joekamprad said in Buttons go missing from the system menu in GNOME 3:

    yes but you are changing from lightdm to gdm in the middle…

    I’m not sure what you mean by “in the middle”. I switched GDM after right after I installed Antergos to get the screen off feature to work. I’m on GDM all the time but after a couple of hours being logged in the buttons disappear. The extension works though, but it would be interesting to know what they disappear in the first place.

    //Christian

  • @cdysthe , hi
    I think you had better file a bug log upstream. Especially since you are running GDM. I believe it is not an Antergos issue but a Gnome devs one.

    • Also, do a search in Arch or other Arch based distros to look for any similar issues.
      Cheers

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  • @cdysthe: o.k. i think before you switch to gdm and after this icons disappears…
    Caus this is what i recognize on my system… i switch to gdm and icons disappear, then i switch back to lightdm and icons are still disappeared… If the icons have to be there without “gnome-shell-extension-suspend-button” or this extension is inside the common extensions than it is may a bug on gdm…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • Actually, I meant a Gnome Shell bug, not just the DM you use. I mentioned GDM because since it s the one you use, we can t blame lightDM.
    So, what I would personally do, if I wouldn t find a solution here or in similar distros, I would report it upstream.
    Cheers

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    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • @anarch Thanks. The problem is solved using that extension. The buttons stay. Could this be caused by the GNOME button or GTK theme I use (Numix Circle and the standard Numix GTK theme)?

    //Christian

  • Sorry, I don t know. Was this happening before installing Numix Circle? Gnome is sensitive with such things till they also get updated after each Gnome Shell upgrade.
    By the way: You can change how the button behaves (“power off” or “Suspend”) by just holding down the Alt key.

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    Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics [8086:2a42] {i915

  • I am not sure if I should open a new thread, but I have problem with screen lock. I had no lock button in power menu which after installing gnome-shell-extension-status-menu-buttons 0.3-2 came back, but it does nothing. Shouldn’t win key+l lock the screen?

  • @r1kkHUN: key-shortcuts do not work for me too… should be like this:
    https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/OS/KeyboardShortcuts

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    [Li{u}n//u//{i}x] since 1988 - overcoming failure means success
    http://kamprad.net/howto-installing-antergos/
    https://forum.antergos.com/topic/1883/how-to-include-system-logs-when-asking-for-help

  • @joekamprad I was right win+l should lock.
    Also I was playing around
    $ light-locker

    ** (light-locker:28928): WARNING **: screensaver already running in this session

    I tried to lock with:
    -l, --lock
    Tells the running locker process to lock the screen immediately
    no succes. what log should I check?

    Update:

    There is a new version of light-locker in AUR light-locker-git 1.7.0-1.
    on the github page I found this bug reported. https://github.com/the-cavalry/light-locker/issues/82
    $ dm-tool lock
    this command locks the desktop for me.

  • On my 2 Installations of Antergos gnome I have the same problem:
    Everytime I lock ( so I go back to Gdm or LightDm) Gnome the buttons in the menu disappear.

    Workaround
    I found out that if you restart gnome-shell the button comes back ( Alt+F2, type r )
    note this is not possible if you are running gnome with xwayland

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