I’m a longtime Ubuntu (and Unity) user (12+ years).
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 19.04 to 20.04, which I had to do because 19.04 was retired and everything was working perfectly, but when I logged back in… the unity dash cannot find any applications.
I have spent about 10 hours already Googling and trying everything I can find, including:
rm ~/.cache/software-center -R
- Installing some packages with
zeitgestin the name.
- Installing, reinstalling, purging packages with
- Validating .desktop files with
This last thing (
desktop-file-validate) does give me quite a few warnings in the
/usr/share/applications/ folder. However, I have tried moving that folder and creating an empty version of it (or with one correct .desktop file) and it still does not bring my apps back.
I’m under a tight work schedule as a coder who works remotely and I reaaaaallly cannot deal with this right now, since I’m more busy trying to stay employed. I can’t even use the default Ubuntu desktop effectively since it won’t let me change the screen resolution when I’m in there.
I had everything configured so well to be productive for so many years before this happened!
Any help with this will truly be appreciated.