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Ambiance feature lost [released]

asked 2016-06-03 15:40:52 +0300

mj gravatar image

Hi, I lost all ambiences and also cannot make/save new ones. Would imagine it is about rights to a folder. The ambiance that was in use before works properly. Any ideas how to solve?

Happened after restoring from backup.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2016-09-08 22:09:49.012758


Maybe not the same bug: Ambiances lost after reboot if ambiance on sdcard...

cy8aer ( 2016-06-03 16:21:17 +0300 )edit


The fact you cannot make new ones, suggests to me that ambienced is possibly corrupted. ambienced is the back-end service for the ambience package.

It is possible that by reinstalling the ambienced service and then rebooting the device, should then allow you to then make ambience again.

IF you are not afraid to use terminal, you can simply type in pkcon install ambienced (install only, don't attempt removal, as it requires half the system/UI apps to be removed).

It is possible you may lose the current working ambience by reinstalling the back-end service (ambienced), I don't know for sure.

Side note:- not to be Mr Picky, but it is spelt 'ambiEnce' not 'ambiAnce' - just saying ;)

Edz ( 2016-06-03 16:49:13 +0300 )edit

I have the same problem, I tried pkcon install ambienced but at some point, I have this: Fatal error: File './non-oss/armv7hl/ambienced-0.26.28-10.41.5.jolla.armv7hl.rpm' not found on medium 'https://releases.jolla.com/releases/latest/jolla/armv7hl/'

Jordi ( 2016-06-05 00:58:18 +0300 )edit

Yes, that same "not found" is happening to me as well. More precisely, jolla-gallery-ambience-0.1.9-10.25.1.jolla.armvh7hl requires ambienced>=0.26.20, but installing is not possible. (Doesn ot say "not found" just "asentaminen ei onnistu" which in English is about "installation is not possible") The phone also suggests installing the TOH ambience now and then.

mj ( 2016-06-05 21:54:27 +0300 )edit

Tried: pkcon update. Results in "serious error" cannot find file "./armv7hl/sbj-version-1.0.0-" from source "https://store-repository.jolla.com/releases/"

mj ( 2016-06-06 10:19:41 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-06-03 19:29:10 +0300

coderus gravatar image

One known bug is after you copying/downloading some image phone can't proceed, and it somehow blocking ambience to work. Remember what last pictures you downloaded, or just rename pictures/downloads folder to .pictures/.downloads or so.

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Thanks. Tried renaming folders and creating new ones and copying pictures there, but no change.

mj ( 2016-06-05 21:55:25 +0300 )edit

I renamed all the directories where there is a picture with a dot in the begining (.pictures/.downloads etc.) and rebooted: the problem remains. Edit: after last update (Aurajoki), ambience are working again.

Jordi ( 2016-06-06 00:28:08 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-09-08 20:08:47 +0300

mj gravatar image

Aurajoki update fixed the problem.

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