Emacs23 Unity integration in Ubuntu 12.04 does not work

Asked by Niels Skou Olsen

I have just made a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm having problems with GNU Emacs 23.3.1 installed with the software center.

When I start emacs, there is no icon in the launcher, and the emacs windows are not present in the ALT-TAB list.

I should say that I'm running this on a Mac under Parallels 7, so I would like to hear if anyone not running in this environment can reproduce this?

This was working fine in my 11.04 and 11.10 installations, so it seems to be something that 12.04 introduced.


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

The install method is moot, the OS is the same.

I suggest you report a bug

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Niels Skou Olsen (1-nielz-k) said :

Yeah, you're probably right. But I really wanted someone to confirm the problem before I file a bug report.

Btw., the OS is not_exactly_ the same, since Parallels installs its guest tools, which includes kernel modules. But in this case they are probably not causing the problem.

So, would someone please check this out on a non-Parallels installation?

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Niels Skou Olsen (1-nielz-k) said :

Hmm, now it works as expected. I'm not sure what fixed it, maybe a reboot. I haven't changed any configuration settings or installed anything, so something is weird.

I'll keep an eye on it.