Since the update to Gnome 3.30 last week, I cannot see any application in Gnome Shell with my user anymore. Favorite applications in the left panel are still there and I can run all applications by their command, but all and most used applications are empty and typing some letters into Gnome Shell only shows “Search running…”.
This problem only applies to my user. For other users on the same system it works without problems.
Is there a user-specific index or cache or something simliar which I can clear to fix this? Or do you have any other clue? I couldn’t find something about this or a similar problem.
Thanks in advance,
This issue is still present. I ran into this bug last Friday.
I was using Pamac, the graphical update application of Antergos. I think not all updated packages during this update process were affected but libs for the following packages were “empty” with a size of 0 KB afterwards:
Since mutter is Gnome’s window manager, I didn’t get to the log-in screen anymore and the display stayed black after a reboot. Fortunately, no more important libs were affected and the system booted regulary that I could use another TTY to fix the problem.
Because mutter and usbredir are dependencies for other packages, re-installing needed a little trick.
This is how I fixed the problem for mutter:
sudo pacman -Rd mutter --assume-installed mutter sudo pacman -S mutter --force
The force option in the second command was necessary because some files were still exisiting, even after uninstallation.
Then I did the same for usbredir and rhythmbox. After a reboot everything was fine.