<solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

<solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:42 am

Hi

I did the upgrade for my LMDE 32 bit Cinnamon/Mate to UDP5 today.

After finishing my window manager (i guess) restarted and now i have something that looks likestate of the art 20 years ago

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This is maximized window header.

I have no idea how to change that back into the old grey.

I hope someone has an idea
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:47 am

Maybe you should install : mint-meta-debian-cinnamon and mint-meta-debian-mate

And check that you have uninstalled mint-x-theme and installed mint-themes
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:17 am

I cannot install mint-meta-debian-cinnamon and mint-meta-debian-mate because they depend on pidgin-facebookchat (why should they depend on facebook integration? ) which is replaced by pidgin-data (says apt).

The themes were not installed but didn't solve the problem.
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:44 am

Can you show your sources.list ?

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inxi -R


have you performed all the update process correctly ?

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apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:52 am

upgrade went all smooth.

etc/apt/sources.list
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.lth.se/lmde/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.lth.se/lmde/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.lth.se/lmde/latest/multimedia testing main non-free



dist-upgrade was smooth too only "python-pyatspi2" was not installed
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:55 am

You should use this sources.list

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free


You can choose a mirror with the new package using this command :
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mint-choose-debian-mirror


then
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apt update
apt dist-upgrade
apt-get install mint-meta-debian-cinnamon
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:58 am

the mirror chooser just gives the option of choosing swedish or french mirror (now 4 hours later french is faster then swedish) and i cannot choose the main mirrors


edit:
i did now edit the sources.list but the apt-get update takes its time
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:04 am

The problem is that you don't have the right sources.list file before using the mirror chooser... then you don't have the good sources.list file after the choose whatever is the mirror chosen.

Just replace your sources.list file by the one given ahead. Use the mirror chooser and... :wink:


edit : ok if you did the edit... that should be working now !
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:12 am

after the edit the mirror chooser still gives only this 2 options.

and i cannot install the mint-meta-debian-cinnamon

edit:

I used Synaptic to install mint-meta-debian-cinnamon which synaptic said i cant but it did install all the other packages mint-meta-debian-cinnamon told to install

still no breaktrough and missing pidgin-facebookchat
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:35 pm

After changing the sources.list. What is the output of apt-get dist-upgrade (or equivalent with synaptic) ?
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby zerozero on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:49 pm

those packages should install all without problem.
what is the output of
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apt policy mint-meta-debian-cinnamon mint-meta-debian-mate pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-facebookchat

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zerozero@wine ~ $ apt policy mint-meta-debian-cinnamon mint-meta-debian-mate pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-facebookchat
mint-meta-debian-cinnamon:
  Installed: 2012.09.14
  Candidate: 2012.09.14
  Version table:
 *** 2012.09.14 0
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
mint-meta-debian-mate:
  Installed: 2012.09.14
  Candidate: 2012.09.14
  Version table:
 *** 2012.09.14 0
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pidgin:
  Installed: 2.10.6-1
  Candidate: 2.10.6-1
  Version table:
 *** 2.10.6-1 0
        500 http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/incoming/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pidgin-data:
  Installed: 2.10.6-1
  Candidate: 2.10.6-1
  Version table:
 *** 2.10.6-1 0
        500 http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/incoming/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pidgin-facebookchat:
  Installed: 1.69-2.1
  Candidate: 1.69-2.1
  Version table:
 *** 1.69-2.1 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
zerozero@wine ~ $

but first you should install that held package
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apt install python-pyatspi2
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:59 pm

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~$ apt policy mint-meta-debian-cinnamon mint-meta-debian-mate pidgin pidgin-data pidgin-facebookchat
mint-meta-debian-cinnamon:
  Installiert:           (keine)
  Installationskandidat: 2012.09.14
  Versionstabelle:
     2012.09.14 0
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main i386 Packages
mint-meta-debian-mate:
  Installiert:           (keine)
  Installationskandidat: 2012.09.14
  Versionstabelle:
     2012.09.14 0
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main i386 Packages
pidgin:
  Installiert:           2.10.6-1
  Installationskandidat: 2.10.6-1
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 2.10.6-1 0
        500 http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/ testing/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pidgin-data:
  Installiert:           2.10.6-1
  Installationskandidat: 2.10.6-1
  Versionstabelle:
 *** 2.10.6-1 0
        500 http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/ testing/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pidgin-facebookchat:
  Installiert:           (keine)
  Installationskandidat: (keine)
  Versionstabelle:



Im sorry its localized germany but i think its still understandable

If i try to install the pidgin-facebookchat i get the message it cannot be found but its refered and that it has been replaced by pidgin-data

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The output of dist-upgrade was: 0 to install 0 to upgrade 0 to remove
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby zerozero on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:14 pm

sorry, i saw the issue here >> viewtopic.php?f=187&t=109005&p=630167#p630167 yesterday.
pidgin-facebookchat was removed from testing, so now either the dependencies change or the package is backported.
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby zerozero on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:20 pm

ok focusing in the main reason of this topic: the odd window decoration:
try cinnamon settings > themes > other settings and pick a different window decoration, in the way you want to install mint-themes as well.
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Re: with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Orkiel on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:17 pm

zerozero wrote:ok focusing in the main reason of this topic: the odd window decoration:
try cinnamon settings > themes > other settings and pick a different window decoration, in the way you want to install mint-themes as well.


I have totally no idea why this hasnt helped before ( i tried pretty often) but now it did

Thank you all for helping

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Re: <solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Allin Gaijin on Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:23 am

I'm having the same issue except my window theme is stuck on something green. I followed the suggestions in this thread, but changing window themes doesn't effect anything.
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Re: <solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby zerozero on Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:46 am

Allin Gaijin,
a screenshot could help to understand what's going on there.
and also can you provide the output of
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apt policy mint-themes mint-x-theme
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Re: <solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby Allin Gaijin on Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:11 am

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System:    Host heiwa Kernel 3.2.0-3-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
Graphics:  Card NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 430] X.Org 1.12.1.902 Res: 1680x1050@60.0hz, 1680x1050@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version 4.2.0 NVIDIA 302.17 Direct Rendering Yes
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free


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mint-themes:
  Installed: 1.0.8
  Candidate: 1.0.8
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.8 0
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
mint-x-theme:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.0.7
  Version table:
     1.0.7 0
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main amd64 Packages


After playing around in different DEs, I came back to cinnamon and the window theme had changed.

Cinnamon is just behaving strangely. If I should change anything based on the output above, let me know. Otherwise, I need to play with Cinnamon a little bit more before I can narrow down what exactly is happening.
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Re: <solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby zerozero on Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:51 am

Allin,
the outputs are perfect, so no worry there.
Allin Gaijin wrote:Cinnamon is just behaving strangely
this though is too vague. better open a new topic and with details about the problem.
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Re: <solved> with cinnamon upgrade came new window manager

Postby comradnoel on Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:47 pm

To those still searching for a solution to the problem of the pidgin-facebookchat plugin, I may have worked out a solution. Download the .deb here:
http://packages.debian.org/sid/amd64/pi ... t/download

Then follow the instructions here:
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-lin ... -packages/

Simple as that. Just finished adding mint-meta-debian-cinnamon! :D
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