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Offline frogprince

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Applications Gone After Last Update
« on: October 17, 2013, 05:26:45 pm »
Hi, I'm running Sparky on an old Dell X1 laptop. Seems to be a good match, but after my last update, I lost the wireless connection application.

The icon is gone from the panel, and clicking on that entry in the menu does not open the window.



I tried a wired connection, and that works. So as root, I tried to open Synaptic. I got an error:



root@dellx1:/home/myusername# synaptic



(synaptic:3277): Gtk-WARNING **: Style property "border-top-left-radius" is not gettable



(synaptic:3277): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: /build/glib2.0-Ot8bbC/glib2.0-2.36.4/./gobject/gtype.c:4239: type id `0' is invalid



(synaptic:3277): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: can't peek value table for type `<invalid>' which is not currently referenced

Segmentation fault



So I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. Some new packages were installed, but still no wireless.



My next thought was to try aptitude reinstall. So I looked at the properties of the menu entry, and found the command nm-connection-editor.

So I tried:



root@dellx1:/home/myusername# aptitude reinstall nm-connection-editor

Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "nm-connection-editor"

Couldn't find any package whose name or description matched "nm-connection-editor"

The following packages will be REMOVED:

g++-4.7{u} libamd2.2.0{u} libboost-date-time1.53.0{u}

libboost-filesystem1.49.0{u} libboost-regex1.49.0{u}

libboost-system1.49.0{u} libboost-system1.53.0{u} libdvbpsi7{u}

libebml3{u} libgcr-3-1{u} liblavfile-2.0-0{u} liblavjpeg-2.0-0{u}

liblavplay-2.0-0{u} libmatroska5{u} libmjpegutils-2.0-0{u}

libmpeg2encpp-2.0-0{u} libmplex2-2.0-0{u} libopenraw1{u}

liborcus-0.4-0{u} libstdc++6-4.7-dev{u} libtracker-sparql-0.14-0{u}

libumfpack5.4.0{u} libwebp2{u} libx264-123{u} libx264-135{u} libzip2{u}

python-aptdaemon{u} python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets{u} python-defer{u}

python-gnupginterface{u} python-pkg-resources{u}

python-software-properties{u} wwwconfig-common{u} xulrunner-10.0{u}

0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 34 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 59.8 MB will be freed.

Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n

Abort.

root@dellx1:/home/mikeandanita# apt-get reinstall install nm-connection-editor

E: Invalid operation reinstall

root@dellx1:/home/mikeandanita# apt-get install nm-connection-editor

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

E: Unable to locate package nm-connection-editor



What package name should I use to reinstall? Is there a better way to rebuild this compromised system, or do I simply have to suck it

up, back it up to a USB drive, and reinstall?



Thanks in advance.



« Last Edit: October 17, 2013, 05:26:45 pm by 37 »

Offline pavroo

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Re: Applications Gone After Last Update
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 10:07:20 pm »
It looks like a root user's GTK problem.

Try to change the system theme with root privileges then log out and log in back.

Check here, it's the same problem:

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=8

« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 01:11:40 am by 14 »
Nothing is easy as it looks.

Offline frogprince

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Re: Applications Gone After Last Update
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 04:15:36 pm »
pavroo: Thanks for your kind response. I tried the above:



su

password:

lxappearance



and the dialog box showed up. I tried selecting multiple other themes, clicked on "apply" and "close", but nothing would change. I tried logging out and back in, and rebooting. The system only shows up with the Sparky3 theme, and no wireless application. Do I need to install some of these other themes? Or is there something else wrong?



Thanks again.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 01:11:25 am by 37 »

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Re: Applications Gone After Last Update
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 04:57:34 pm »
You can try any different theme. Try Adwaita as the first, it should works.

Lxappearance has a small bug, read here:

http://sparkylinux.org/theme-changing-problem/

But check is Sparky3 theme set up for root user, in file:

Code:

/root/.gtkrc-2.0


the line:

Code:

gtk-theme-name="Sparky3"


« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 01:11:08 am by 14 »
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Offline frogprince

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Re: Applications Gone After Last Update
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 09:23:10 pm »
pavroo:  As it turns out, the lxappearance bug was the culprit. As noted in the above link, the first two files (/home/you/.gtkrc-2.0 and /home/you/.config/gtk-3.0/setting.ini) were set correctly by lxappearance to Adwaita, but the third file in the link above (/home/you/.config/lxsession/LXDE/desktop.conf) was set to Sparky3. Setting all three file entries to Adwaita, and then logging out and back in restored both Network Connections and Synaptic. Why the Sparky3 theme quit working I have no clue. I only note that the problem appeared after an update.



Thank you, sir! We're back in business without a reinstall, and I'm grateful.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 01:10:46 am by 37 »