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Old 07-10-2017, 03:43 AM   #1
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Docky won't run properly in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial distro


Downloaded and installed 'Docky' into Ubuntu 16.04. When I run it, its panel comes up in black momentarily at the bottom of the desktop, and then disappears. Tried reinstalling to no avail.
 
Old 07-10-2017, 05:53 AM   #2
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Can you please run it from the command line and paste any output here.

Doing so with GUI applications often provides more information (errors and warnings) with which to debug the problem.
 
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:37 PM   #3
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tried running from terminal... no bash experience to perform this task, whats the best learning site for bash that you know.

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Old 07-10-2017, 08:11 PM   #4
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ok... did some reading, typed in 'docky' in the terminal and got a long list of what looks like a whole bunch of errors. Which part do I cut and paste, or the whole thing?

Also not sure how to copy the terminal info to a file for copy and paste

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seem to be fixing my own problem as I go... good learning curve. However, now my terminal window won't accept my su password for some reason. I logged in as root and was able to make Docky run enough to stay at the bottom of the screen. Some of the options are not selectable though. Log out as superuser and log in as user, and the terminal window won' let me go SU mode to carry out the same fix of docky
 
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'learning' is what makes life FUN (&Linux sure provides that)!

Command(s) 2>&1 | nc termbin.com 9999 (also click&read)

&This, from a web-search of: docky debug

Disclaimer: I don't 'do' GUI Best wishes!
 
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:39 PM   #7
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... solved my problem... installed 'Cairo', it is so much better.
 
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... solved my problem... installed 'Cairo', it is so much better.
Nice one. I use Cairo too and like it a lot.

Regarding your previous question, if you want to learn more about bash, the following are good resources:

https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/...ipting-lessons

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
 
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ok... did some reading, typed in 'docky' in the terminal and got a long list of what looks like a whole bunch of errors. Which part do I cut and paste, or the whole thing?

Also not sure how to copy the terminal info to a file for copy and paste
Try selecting the text in the terminal, then pressing Ctrl-Shift-c to copy it. You can then paste the text into a document or browser window etc. in the normal way.
 
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@hydrurga: Since you use 'Cairo', might you take a look at Cairo ?, linked-to IN this post?
Thanks hydrurga, for ALL your TONS of WONDERFUL supportive help, always!
 
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@hydrurga: Since you use 'Cairo', might you take a look at Cairo ?, linked-to IN this post?
Thanks hydrurga, for ALL your TONS of WONDERFUL supportive help, always!
Done, you silver-tongued LQer.

(might be best to send me a PM next time to keep the thread on topic and so I get an email notification)
 
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