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[SOLVED] “undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load” error in GNOME applications

By: Deepak Mittal

In all GTK apps I used to get the following warnings when run from terminal:

`menu_proxy_module_load': /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox: undefined symbol: menu_proxy_module_load
(<unknown>:23888): Gtk-WARNING **: Failed to load type module: (null)

This error was received while running Virtualbox. Though, it seems just a warning and doesn’t really change anything in the application, it does make the terminal messy. I figured I could fix the problem by simply installing appmenu-gtk.

So, run the following command to fix the issue:

sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk


Category: Ubuntu (Linux)

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  • Rduke15

    Thank you. This fixed the problm for me in Ubuntu 12.04.

  • Larpon

    It’s worth mentioning that in Kubuntu some old applications (eg. Audacity) will be missing the menu bar (File menu etc.) – so just uninstall it again if this is a problem for you:

    sudo apt-get remove appmenu-gtk

  • Steve Kelem

    I get the same error message in Ubuntu 12.10, x86_64. When I tried to install appmenu-gtk, it said “appmenu-gtk is already the newest version.” Noticing that when skype was installed, it installed the i386 version, so I had to install using

    sudo apt-get install appmenu-gtk:i386

    • Rene

      Steve, thank you – that solved it for me, too. I am also using a 32bit application on 64bit Ubuntu 12.04

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    Works great. Using import.io (32 bit app) on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. Thanks!

  • kangear

    Thank you. This fixed problem for me on Ubuntu 12.10 x86. hplip.