Please bear with this dummy, but I've got some really weird taskbar questions and problems.
I've recently "inherited" from my brother in law a computer with Windows 7 32 bit OS.
It has a 320 Gig HDD, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.5 GHz. and 2 Gigs of RAM.
I partitioned the HDD into 2 main partitions of about 40% for Windows 7 and 60 % for LMDE since I am gradually switching over to Linux.
Using the same (and also a newly burned) LMDe (mate) 32 bit iso, I installed LMDE but it will not show the icones on the right lower taskbar for Update, Volume, and Connectivity, only grey or black squares. I even tried installing the 64 bit LMDE (mate) with the same result. Interestingly, these icons are present with 32 bit LMDE (Cinnamon)
I've previously done essentially the same thing (using the same LMDE mate 32 bit iso disk burned in late Sept 2012) with several older computers, the oldes is now about 14 years old with a 1.4 Athlon, 1536 RAM, 320 HDD and Windows XP and these icons were present on the right side of the taskbar.
Question: How come I cannot get the aforementioned icons with LMDE mate on this computer?
I'm not a complete dummy as I am a retired physician and usually can figure these things out. I do prefer the "mate" to the "Cinnamon" version.
Help, advice, suggestions, please.
tlcmd (aka Dick)