For some reason, on one of my laptops over the last week or so, I have lost the pamac “shield” icon in my system tray and I’m not getting update notices. I’m guessing that a systemd service has failed to start, but I’m not sure what that service name might be to check status. Perhaps my diagnosis is wrong, too. I’d appreciate any help debugging this issue. Here’s what I have installed, and which worked properly until recently:
@ricklinux Great suggestion, but the “hide tray icon …” is NOT checked.
@FredBezies It may have been doing this for longer, potentially even since the last update, I just don’t remember. I only noticed it about a week ago, and I kept awaiting an update in thoughts that it would fix the issue. I’m at a loss to understand, because all of my other systems are at the same version and are working perfectly.
Thanks for the idea. It’s an old HP Elitebook 8460p, circa 2010 I think (maybe earlier), with integrated graphics, no special drivers installed. No known graphics issues anywhere else. Here’s the config:
Graphics: Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0126
Device-2: Chicony Integrated HP HD Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 3-1.4:3
chip ID: 04f2:b230 serial: SN0001
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel
unloaded: modesetting,vesa alternate: fbdev resolution: 1366x768~60Hz s-dpi: 96
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 3000 (SNB GT2) v: 3.3 Mesa 20.1.3
compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
Here’s an image of my toolbar with the missing icon.
Also, I’ve explored all of the “gap” space on the toolbar to see if the icon is simply not appearing, but functionality remaining. Unfortunately, nothing I can find so far indicates that it is present.
Perhaps I should just await the next version update. Maybe it’ll trigger a “fix” at that time.
Thanks, Fred. I saw that report before I posted here (trying to do my research before I bothered everyone). Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell whether the -qt version bug was equivalent to my issue, as I’m still not very good reading the debugging output and, for some reason (user error), I couldn’t get pamac to run from terminal to be able to compare the QML output. (Thinking aloud: do I need to install the pamac-cli package? Is it compatible with my installed packages?)
As a matter of etiquette, should I have posted that link here at the outset? Would that have helped? I wasn’t trying to hide the ball or cause anyone extra work. I honestly didn’t think it was the same issue because the installed pamac version is different. Sincere apologies if I wasn’t thinking through that correctly.