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Offline johnh009

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Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« on: June 02, 2014, 09:43:35 pm »
After upgrading from Mate 1.6 to 1.8, on the Control Centre, the ‘Main Menu’ (editing) and ‘Software & Updates’ options do not function. Something no longer works in Mate 1.8, or something has not been installed that should have been.



Any ideas gratefully received.



PC is a Dell Latitude D610 with 1GB of RAM.
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Re: Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 11:26:21 pm »
Software & Updates: check in Synaptic do you have installed 'software-properties-gtk' package.

If not, install it.



Main Menu: looks like a Mate bug. The application is called 'mozo' and it's installed but doesn't want to run.

Should be reported to Mate team I think.
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Re: Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 12:04:27 pm »
Thanks, pavroo, for the prompt response. Will check this evening and also search the Mate forums for a clue as to why 'mozo' doesn't appear to be working, and then update this post.
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Re: Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 11:44:39 pm »
OK, the 'software-properties-gtk' package is installed, but alas, Software & Updates still doesn't work.



On trawling the www for possible solution for the Main Menu problem, I found this site:



http://forums.mate-desktop.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1485



In it is a big list of packages that could (probably should) be removed after installing the Mate desktop, including lots of gnome packages.  I have removed some (and some are not installed anyway), but others indicate that 'mate-core', 'mate-common' or sparky packages (e.g. zenity) will also be removed, which I am not sure is such a good idea. You thought?



I'll keep looking for clues.
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Re: Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 12:29:52 am »
Software-properties: remove file lsb-release (as root) :

Code:

rm -f /etc/lsb-release


It's a small bug, I posted it on our forum 2 or 3 times already.

Then it should start working.



Most of the gnome packages has been removed before. Honestly I never installed them in any Sparky version.

So... don't follow the instruction from the external forum, becouse we don't use gnome.

Sparky Mate Edition has a few packages around gnome preinstalled such as network-manager-gnome, camorama, gnome-alsamixer, gnome-icons, gufw, gdebi, liferea, simple-scan, system-config-printer.

Keep all of them as well as zenity zenity-common libreoffice-gtk.

You can remove packs: metacity metacity-common (if is still there)

Code:

sudo apt-get remove metacity metacity-common
apt-get autoremove


Anyway i will try to report the bug on mate forum, becouse it's nothigh about Sparky.
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Re: Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 02:53:01 pm »
To fix mozo, switch repository from Mate to Debian:

http://sparkylinux.org/switch-mate-repository-from-mate-to-debian/

Thank's for reporting the bug.
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Re: Mate Upgrade (1.6 to 1.8)
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 06:10:13 pm »
Thanks again pavroo - both bugs fixed. Great stuff.



I like this distro a lot. Installed on this D610 for my wife who's running a really old (and obsolete) version of ubuntu on an even older (celeron based) laptop. So this Mate desktop will be very familiar.
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