I have never used GNOME software, but since is the only way to stage package updates for install on reboot, AFAIK, I would like to start using it, now. But, I’m having troubles…
gnome-software let’s me check for system updates and download system updates. But, when I click the “Restart & Install” button, nothing happens, except I get this error in the journal:
Aug 23 12:22:41 wrangler gnome-software: Calling org.gnome.SessionManager.Reboot failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
So, I started gnome-session manually and then the button worked, a reboot occurred and updates were installed.
Does anyone recognize this symptom?
In Xfce, I have “start GNOME services” checked. Is this not enough to have gnome-session started automatically? Is it supposed to be running? Why doesn’t gnome-software start it if it needs it?