A few days ago I installed PulseSecure’s client to gain access to the corporate VPN.
For reasons comepletely unknown to me, these guys are stuck in the past, providing only a 32bit client for linux. WTF.
Anyway, I got everything working with Open Connect so I could safely remove all 32bit dependencies I added to my system.
How? I ran
dpkg --remove-architecture i386 && apt-get purge ".*:i386". BIG. BIG MISTAKE.
TL;DR: many parts of the system broke, but I got everything up and running after an hour or so.
There were only two things that stayed broken:
- The date/time clock, which is usually centered at the top bar, moved to the right.
- I had a window list bar stuck at the bottom of the screen.
I couldn’t find solutions to either. It seemed that everyone online were trying to move the clock to the right, not to the middle.
Moreover, every time I tried to disable the Window List extension, it came back.
While trying to remove the extension, I found a small configuration file at
classic.json, with the following content:
Neat! All I had to do is move the “dateMenu” item to center, and remove “window-list”.
P.S: also answered on askubuntu.com