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Old 05-23-2018, 04:31 PM   #1
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Home Directory Won't launch from Cairo Dock Debian 9


For some reason the directories in the /home directory won't launch from the Cairo Dock on my Debian 9 machine. Looking through the panel I didn't see any plug in's for the /home directory.

When I click on the /home directory icon it launches a window to choose from a list of directories. However when I click on the directory I want it doesn't launch.

I checked in the Glx Dock/Cairo Dock Forum but didn't find anything that fits this issue.

http://glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=Re...oblems&lang=en

Here's screenshots in Synaptic to show what is installed that is associated with the Cairo Dock and what's not installed.

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...tml?sort=3&o=4

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...tml?sort=3&o=3

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...tml?sort=3&o=2

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...tml?sort=3&o=1

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...g.html?filters[user]=129319126&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

Is this applet broken or am I missing a pkg?
 
Old 05-25-2018, 02:33 AM   #2
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Maybe you need one of these?
Code:
$ apt list cairo-dock-*-integration-plug-in 
Listing... Done
cairo-dock-gnome-integration-plug-in/stable,now 3.4.1-1 amd64 [installed]
cairo-dock-kde-integration-plug-in/stable 3.4.1-1 amd64
cairo-dock-xfce-integration-plug-in/stable 3.4.1-1 amd64
Installing the gnome one fixed the same problem for me in gnome, so there's a chance the xfce option will help you.
 
Old 05-25-2018, 09:25 PM   #3
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Maybe you need one of these?
Code:
$ apt list cairo-dock-*-integration-plug-in 
Listing... Done
cairo-dock-gnome-integration-plug-in/stable,now 3.4.1-1 amd64 [installed]
cairo-dock-kde-integration-plug-in/stable 3.4.1-1 amd64
cairo-dock-xfce-integration-plug-in/stable 3.4.1-1 amd64
Installing the gnome one fixed the same problem for me in gnome, so there's a chance the xfce option will help you.
I'm running the Mate DE.

Do you think the cairo-dock-xfce-integration-plug-in will help?
 
Old 05-25-2018, 11:29 PM   #4
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just a wild guess--- maybe cairo dock is using
Code:
xdg-open
to open the folders?
what happens if you try
Code:
xdg-open /home/ztcoracat
in a terminal?

there's also one or two more places where default file managers can be defined (independent of cairo dock).
 
Old 05-26-2018, 02:15 PM   #5
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just a wild guess--- maybe cairo dock is using
Code:
xdg-open
to open the folders?
what happens if you try
Code:
xdg-open /home/ztcoracat
in a terminal?

there's also one or two more places where default file managers can be defined (independent of cairo dock).
The first cmd returned, command not found.

Running the second cmd in the terminal launched the /home directory.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 02:48 PM   #6
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Any ideas what else I could try to get the /home directory to launch from the dock?
 
Old 05-29-2018, 10:33 PM   #7
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http://glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=Re...0viewer,%20etc.
 
Old 05-30-2018, 08:23 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link.

I'll try the fix for 'The dock doesn't launch the right files manager, images viewer, etc'.....and see what happens.

Not sure if it will help but if it's a bug I should know it by running the gvfs cmd.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 08:26 PM   #9
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Looks like I'm going to have to find some debugging tools:-

Code:
 gvfs-mime --query inode/directory
Default application for 'inode/directory': caja-folder-handler.desktop
Registered applications:
    caja-folder-handler.desktop
    org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop
Recommended applications:
    caja-folder-handler.desktop
    org.gnome.Nautilus.desktop
Never heard of the caja folder handler. Got some reading to do:-

https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja....desktop.in.in

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Old 05-31-2018, 08:46 PM   #10
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Found a bug report on caja with the Mate DE.

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugr...cgi?bug=778302

Never had issues with the Cairo Dock before so this is new to me and not sure what the fix is.
 
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I'm looking at the debugging tool called 'Strace'. It's used for troubleshooting and system calls.

https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/12...itoring-tools/

Can you think of a good debugging tool ondoho that would fit this non launch issue of the /home directory?
 
Old 06-04-2018, 09:12 AM   #12
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The only thing about strace is you can['t attach it to a running process. You have to launch the process with strace. But it works really well.
 
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The only thing about strace is you can['t attach it to a running process. You have to launch the process with strace. But it works really well.
Thanks for chiming in AwesomeMachine.

I've been reading up on how to use Strace and I'm not getting the kind of readout I need for errors because I haven't found 'cairo' in the output of ps aux yet. For now I'm playing with strace on my Slack box.

So far I've tried:
Code:
sudo strace -p <pid number>

and I'm looking at

strace -d df -h
While looking at the output of ps aux I'm trying to figure out which pid is associated with cairo dock.
I'm guessing cairo would show:-

With my Voyager Linux (Xubuntu) install it uses plank which is similar to cairo dock so I'm going to have to install either Debian or Ubuntu in VBox and see if cairo dock is actually listed.

Here's the page I'm reading:
https://www.tecmint.com/strace-comma...bugging-linux/

Is this how I'd launch the process with strace?

Code:
sudo strace -p <pid of cairo>
 
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I'm running the Mate DE.

Do you think the cairo-dock-xfce-integration-plug-in will help?
In my testing, the gnome plugin seems to work for me with Mate. The Xfce plugin didn't (it does an explicit check for XFCE).

I speculate that there are certain things that may not work right because in the source to the plugin it refers to some gnome or cinnamon specific functionality. In practice, it seems to be working fine.
 
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In my testing, the gnome plugin seems to work for me with Mate. The Xfce plugin didn't (it does an explicit check for XFCE).

I speculate that there are certain things that may not work right because in the source to the plugin it refers to some gnome or cinnamon specific functionality. In practice, it seems to be working fine.
Thanks Myk267:-

I'll check and see if the gnome-integration-plug-in is installed or not.
Can't boot up that machine right now but when I can I'll let you know what's going on.

Running strace with the -p option in VBox with Ubuntu gives me this:
Code:
Poll([{fd=3, events=POLLIN}, {fd=4, events=POLLIN}, fd=5
enents=POLLIN, fd=7, events=Pollin}
 
  


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