How to run sugar on ArchLinux

lite li litekok at
Wed Mar 21 00:39:37 EDT 2012

Hi, James,

I checked the shell.log under .sugar, and I got the answer from:

After run this:
  gconftool-2 -s /desktop/sugar/desktop/favorites_layout -t string ring-layout

The Sugar and Etoys works on archlinux with sugar-unstable package.


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM, James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 02:04:11AM +0800, lite li wrote:
>> Hi, James Cameron,
>> > 1. ?run sugar-emulator, or
>> > 2. ?Log out of your desktop, then on the login screen look for a desktop
>> > option for Sugar.
>> Both of them not working.
>> Run sugar-emulator, after about 5 seconds, it will exit.
>> And desktop option for Sugar also like this.
>> Maybe I missing some base activities.
> No, missing activities will not cause this symptom.
> I agree with Walter.  We need to diagnose together what is happening,
> and messages will help with that.  Are there any messages?  If so,
> copy and paste them into mail.
> Also check the directory ~/.sugar/default/logs for files that may
> explain the cause of the premature exit.
> You might also contact the ArchLinux packager for Sugar and check for
> ArchLinux bug reports listed against the package.  Sugar Labs doesn't
> provide these packages, and as Sugar works without this symptom in other
> distributions it is most likely that your problem is relating to
> ArchLinux packaging.
> --
> James Cameron

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