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In my elementaryOS Loki installation, the System Settings are freezing, when I try to enter Color or Sound Settings. What could be the problem?

  • What are your Language & Region settings? Maybe include the output of running locale in Terminal and a screenshot of your Language & Region settings. – Peter Uithoven Feb 2 '18 at 10:45
  • Here are my locale-settings: LANG=de_CH.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=de_CH LC_CTYPE="de_CH.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_TIME=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_COLLATE="de_CH.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_MESSAGES="de_CH.UTF-8" LC_PAPER=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_NAME=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_ADDRESS=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_TELEPHONE=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_MEASUREMENT=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=de_CH.UTF-8 LC_ALL= – Dominik Bucheli Feb 3 '18 at 9:03
  • Same problem ... I uninstalled and reinstalled switchboard but without success ... – Marcos Paulo Feb 4 '18 at 22:50
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There is a change that's caused by the German translation. I would recommend testing this again in the English language,

I now understand that the settings still freezed in english, so it's not a translation issue. I would recommend starting the System Settings from the terminal with debug enabled:

$ switchboard --debug

Hopefully that shows useful errors. You could then include that in your question and open issues in the specific switchboard plug repositories. (Switchboard is the System Settings application, every "page" is a "plug")

I would recommend starting with the sound plug, since that one is build and maintained by elementary OS. Sound plug repository: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-sound

I'm actually not sure where the code lives for that color plug, seems like it's older, not following the regular elementary OS visual style. Maybe other people know more.

Update: I understand from Adam Bieńkowski that the color plug is part of the GNOME control center.
I think that code lives here: https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-control-center
And issues should probably be reported here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org
Probably to the project "gnome-control-center" and the component "Color":
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=component%3AColor%20product%3A%22gnome-control-center%22%20
(Damn that site makes me so happy elementary OS is on Github)

Update 2: This sounds a bit like: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard/issues/53

  • I have tried, if it doesn't freeze, when i change the language to english. But it has no effect. I have allready reinstalled the switchboard-gcc-plug-sound and the switchboard-gcc-plug-color. It was not a success. – Dominik Bucheli Feb 3 '18 at 11:47
  • Could you clarify "it has no effect"? – Peter Uithoven Feb 3 '18 at 12:04
  • The Systemsetting are still freezing, if i want to open the sound or color panel. – Dominik Bucheli Feb 3 '18 at 15:19
  • Ow! than I was wrong on that it was caused by translations. I'll update the answer – Peter Uithoven Feb 3 '18 at 23:13
  • Also, please check: github.com/elementary/switchboard/issues/53 – Peter Uithoven Feb 4 '18 at 0:19

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