Font Viewer not running in Ubuntu 16.04

Anybody else having an issue with Font Viewer not running? It just shows the mouse busy cursor spinning, but eventually does nothing? Is there a fix?


I edited the .desktop file as a workaround:

sudo sed -ir 's/^\(DBus\)/#\1/' /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.font-viewer.desktop

There is an error showing up in /var/log/syslog.

Jul 29 22:07:21 schijfwereld org.gnome.font-viewer[3361]:
Unknown option --gapplication-service
Jul 29 22:07:21 schijfwereld org.gnome.font-viewer[3361]:
Run '/usr/bin/gnome-font-viewer --help'
to see a full list of available command line options.

I did not find a bug reported on this on launchpad.

It only happens when starting it from "dash" not when started from command line. So use that for the time being.


Open a terminal with CtrlAltT

Issue the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
gnome-font-viewer --display=:0

As an alternative you could create a desktop shortcut for it.

One way to do this is to use the old gnome-desktop-item-edit.

First you'll need to install is with sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

Next issue the command `gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop

Fill out the fields as shown:

Font Viewer not running in Ubuntu 16.04

It worked for me.

Source: Experience

Category: unity Time: 2016-07-29 Views: 0
Tags: fonts unity

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