[OPEN] Timeshift, GUFW install but don't open

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[OPEN] Timeshift, GUFW install but don't open

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First off, I'm running the Hefftor spinoff with the Gnome DE. I couldn't find a forum specific to Hefftor, so hopefully it's ok to post this here - if there's a separate forum for Hefftor please point me to it!

I'm having issues with Timeshift and GUFW. I selected them for install when installing the system. When trying to open either application, the prompt to enter my password appears as usual, but then nothing happens. The icon stays on my Plank panel for a few seconds, but the app never opens and doesn't seem to be running at all (I searched for them both in htop). I've tried rebooting, reinstalling, and completely uninstalling and then installing again but no luck so far.

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Hefftor has its own forum in here

I move you there.
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Both of them open on ArcoLinux.

I let Brad answer this one.
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Re: Timeshift, GUFW install but don't open

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Timeshift is a known issue as the setup for the application itself is not right. you can run the application in terminal with the following.

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pkexec timeshift-gtk
Make sure you run also before timeshift

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sudo systemctl enable cronie

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sudo systemctl start cronie
to ensure cron is running because you will need them for the scheduled backups on timeshift

And i just tested gufw and seems to be an issue with it also.
the error is

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Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused
Not sure how to solve that sorry.

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Re: [OPEN] Timeshift, GUFW install but don't open

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Thanks for the replies! I noticed after the system had been up for a few hours that several other apps wouldn't open, at least from my Plank dock, as well as not being able to rearrange the icons on Plank. I decided to get rid of Plank and just use Dash to Dock, and that seems to be much more stable.

After a reboot this morning, I tried GUFW and Timeshift again and they both opened fine and seemed to work as expected. I did run the commands to enable and start cronie just to make sure the backups actually run. Will these commands need to be run again the next time I reboot?

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Plank will not be the cause.

The reboot fixed it.

Once cronie is enabled it is enabled forever.
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Re: [OPEN] Timeshift, GUFW install but don't open

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So I suppose Plank acting strangely is a separate issue then? Would Timeshift or GUFW be affected by running Xorg or Wayland? They seem to be working now under Wayland, but when I had issues I was on Xorg (since Plank does not work on Wayland).

I'm not too worried about whether I can get Plank working, since Dash to Dock has basically the same functionality, just curious since I'm coming from Manjaro Gnome and to my knowledge it didn't have Wayland as an option by default.
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