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#1 2012-10-02 00:51:41

koage
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Registered: 2012-10-02
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Unable to install gnome extensions

When I go to say https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/15/alternatetab/ in chromium and try to install the extension, I get a popup asking to install the extension.  I hit install but the extension doesn't end up installed - refreshing the page shows the extension as "off".  Nothing is added to ~/.xsession-errors.

I am behind a proxy and I think this may be causing the problem, although the proxy seems to be working fine in chromium and is set up in the gnome network settings page.

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#2 2012-10-02 01:41:07

WonderWoofy
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

I remember when I was tryng out gnome shell a while back that this system is set up for firefox only.  I may be wrong now since that was several months ago, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try (unless you have something against firefox).

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#3 2012-10-02 01:41:32

koage
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

Doesn't work in firefox either - same problem

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#4 2012-10-02 02:34:08

WonderWoofy
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

Then i got nothing.  Honestly, I am not a big fan of a gui that is only really customizable with a bunch of extensions like that, so I choose not to use it.


Edit: Why not install them manually?

Last edited by WonderWoofy (2012-10-02 02:34:28)

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#5 2012-10-02 03:18:25

Silex89
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

WonderWoofy wrote:

Then i got nothing.  Honestly, I am not a big fan of a gui that is only really customizable with a bunch of extensions like that, so I choose not to use it.


Edit: Why not install them manually?

^This. I highly recomend to use AUR to install manually the extensions (all of the extensions avaible work. Except for the ones that are out of date), I've always had better results following that method.


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#6 2012-10-02 09:57:21

itman
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From: Switzerland
Registered: 2010-05-21
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

it would be usefull to know what version of gnome-shell you installed...

anyway: navigate to:

~/.config/share/gnome-shell/extensions

and see if that extension in question is installed. If so, open

metadata.json

check the line

shell-version

and adjust accordingly.

hope that helps...

happy editing


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#7 2012-10-02 10:12:36

Butcher
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

I would say the problem is that extensions.gnome.org is obviously expecting you to use the latest GNOME version, but the version in the Arch Linux repositories is very old (3.4 vs 3.6).

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#8 2012-10-02 10:32:23

jakobcreutzfeldt
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Re: Unable to install gnome extensions

Butcher wrote:

I would say the problem is that extensions.gnome.org is obviously expecting you to use the latest GNOME version, but the version in the Arch Linux repositories is very old (3.4 vs 3.6).

Very old? 3.6 was just released. *No one* has 3.6 yet, unless they're running the demo live cd or an unstable repo. So, it stands to reason that almost no extension developers have upgraded their extensions to 3.6. So no, that's probably not the problem.

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