Today, just after a software upgrade which involved samba-libs, the gnome-conrol-center utility didn't start anymore when I tried to launch it from the small "tools" icon located at the top-right corner of the screen (under a gnome3 session).

Running instead gnome-control-center from a gnome-terminal works fine, although I got the following message on the terminal itself:

  (gnome-control-center:6766): network-cc-panel-WARNING **: 
  16:52:47.248: Error connecting to ModemManager: Errore nel chiamare 
  StartServiceByName per org.freedesktop.ModemManager1: 
  GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.systemd1.NoSuchUnit: Unit dbus- 
  org.freedesktop.ModemManager1.service not found.

Is this related with the failure in launching the program from the icon?

My system is a Linux Fedora 29 and I work in a gnome-session. gnome-control-center installed on my system is gnome-control-center-3.30.3-1.fc29.x86_64 and samba-libs is samba-libs-4.9.8-0.fc29.x86_64

Can anyone understand where is the problem? Thanks in advance.

  • Somewhere it was suggested to execute killall on the gnome-control-center process, but this didn't work in my case: the process doesn't hang; it simply doesn't start. – GSi May 22 at 7:35

I solved the issue: there was something wrong inside the .local directory in my $HOME. I didn't investigate what, but it has been enough to remove that directory and let the system create a new one to get all working. I had only to pay the reintroduction by hand of my passwords for the mail client evolution.

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