Ubuntu – Dash search gives no result


I just upgraded my Ubuntu 11.10 (x86) to Ubuntu 12.04 (x86). The upgrade completed without any errors.

Since then, I am unable to access any of the applications in the Dash. The Dash seems to be empty. When I search for some application like gedit, it says "Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search".

Is there any way to fix it?

Best Answer

  • None of these fixes worked for me. But after more searching:

    rm ~/.cache/software-center -R

    worked like a charm. I did need to run:

    unity --reset &

    afterwards though, for the changes to take effect within dash, but the software center just started working straightaway.