Ubuntu – Missing settings in GNOME control center installed in Ubuntu MATE


I installed GNOME Control Center following this instructions to access Google Drive in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS (MATE desktop environment 1.12.1)

The problem is GNOME Control Center is only showing language support, printers, firewall setup and backups… not online accounts or other settings.

This is what I get:

~$ gnome-control-center gnome-online-accounts 

** (gnome-control-center:5744): WARNING **: Ignoring launcher landscape-client-settings (missing desktop file)

** (gnome-control-center:5744): WARNING **: Invalid categories System;Settings; for panel software-properties-gtk.desktop

** (gnome-control-center:5744): WARNING **: Ignoring launcher ubuntuone-installer (missing desktop file)

** (gnome-control-center:5744): WARNING **: Could not find settings panel "gnome-online-accounts"

Any ideas?


Best Answer

I found other solution to get GNOME Online Accounts working on MATE.

On Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS we need the following

  1. install one package:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-online-accounts
  2. And then set-up Google account in gnome-control-center:

    env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=GNOME gnome-control-center online-accounts
  3. Afterwards you will get your Google Drive in the Devices section of Caja named username@gmail.com. If you open this folder in Caja, then its location would be google-drive://username@gmail.com. This folder is synced automatically. But Google Docs will be opened in the browser.

Hope this helps.

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