I just installed Loki on my HP-G62 laptop. Everything seems to work ok except for one issue:

When I open AppCenter, and type just two letters into the search bar (any two), it exits.

My guess is that maybe the AppCenter is designed to start auto-searching for packages once it receives the first two characters, but it crashes instead. I don't see a settings menu to disable the auto search feature, leaving me to just comb through everything to find what I'm looking for.

Any advice is appreciated.

If run in terminal this happens:

~$ appcenter
[INFO 10:43:59.568658] Application.vala:155: App Center version: 0.1.2
[INFO 10:43:59.568717] Application.vala:157: Kernel version: 4.4.0-51-generic
[FATAL 10:44:05.366387] Client.vala:429: Update_cache: Refesh cache async failed - W: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/alexey-smirnov/deadbeef/ubuntu xenial Release' does not have a Release file.W: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore potentially dangerous to use.W: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
  • I'm having this problem as well. Nov 28 '16 at 21:20
  • I have the same issue. Earlier this day, no issues to notice. About a half hour ago I notice the same problem. At first I thought I broke it since I'm experimenting a lot, until I saw this post. Maybe the server is returning a bad query which causes the app to crash?
    – J. Daems
    Nov 28 '16 at 21:54
  • The same. It occured two or three hours ago.
    – Vrul
    Nov 28 '16 at 22:09
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    Open AppCenter via command line and try using it. When it crashes post what is shown.
    – jrock2004
    Nov 30 '16 at 23:40
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    Good call. I tried that, I get "Segmentation Fault" Funny story is, it only happens with TWO characters. If I mash 3 or more into the search bar before it has the chance to crash, it works just fine.
    – Jaydemir
    Nov 30 '16 at 23:54

This is a bug reported on Launchpad here : AppCenter crashes when typing. The two-character crash is mentioned.

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