Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

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Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby donde on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:06 am

If I even type one letter in top right search box, Software Manager freezes. I thought the problem showed just on the desktop. But, noticed the same on my laptop with Mint-Debian installed. Is there a fix?

I can't believe it! The freeze problem is fixed. All I did is went to the terminal and typed sudo mintinstall
Many lines whizzed by and then Software Manager opened. I now was able to input a search term with no freezing like before. I closed SM and then tried it
from the Menu. It worked...no freezing. For some reason, trying it first from the terminal did some kind of initialization.
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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes

Postby crypto on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:15 am

um i have a question do you have the close, minimize and maximize buttons..

if not i just fixed that on my system ...

Press alt + F2

and run xfwm4 --replace (on Debian eddition) ...

hmm don't remember what it is for normal mint ... hmm compiz --replace ? some correct me if I'm wrong ..

if you do I'm not sure, more information would help a lot..


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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes

Postby donde on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:45 am

Yes I do have close, minimize and maximize buttons. And they do work. But, I just noticed the same problem on another box with Mint 12 on it. Every once in a while I can enter 2 letters of a search word, but it takes forever to find anything. Like I enter "fi" of firefox. After the "i", I can't enter anymore. I have to close Software Manager using the close X. Then, I get message "do you want to force quit". I have seen maybe 2 searches complete more like by accident.
Scanning the Software Manager problems on the forum, it seems no one has my search problem. Very strange.
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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby crypto on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:35 am

Wait running synaptic from the term ? ... if you going to use term i think it would be better to use apt-get ..

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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby Matt267 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:15 am

donde,

I have a similar thing happen when using the software manager. I'm not at my mint computer right now so I can't give you specifics, but, when I have the software manager setup to search each package description for my keyword, it goes very slow. It's looking through the descriptions of about 30,000 packages for one keyword. There's a preferences menu item where you can select how keywords are used for searching.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby donde on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:11 am

Well, guess what. The "problem" is back! But, not really. If you put in a search word at the beginning and search all 36K + packages, you'll have to wait, and wait!
Finally, it appears (if it's there). I think late last night, the net traffic was very much less than right now. I notice if you find the package, the next time you try, it's much faster. If there was a rotating something while it's searching, that would help.
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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby crypto on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:04 pm

well I have an idea don't use the quick filter, it's always slower than the real search ..



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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby donde on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:17 pm

Never have tried it. Thanks for continuing comments. I really think the Software Manager needs to be worked over. Also, a description of the package should show before you click on it. Also, when Installed, it should say "Installed" when it's done, not after you check again.
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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby zerozero on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:49 pm

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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby PhOG on Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:58 pm

Exact same problem for me as what is described in the original post.
sudo make me a sandwich
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Re: Mint-Debian Software Manager freezes [SOLVED]

Postby Alf on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:16 am

I guess its general I have the same problem. its simpler to apt-get install
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