I updated LMDX v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK! [SOLVED]

I updated LMDX v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK! [SOLVED]

Postby _sluimers_ on Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:37 am

Xfapplet is gone and I believe no longer supported, so mintmenu now depends on libmate. I can therefore no longer do:
Panel -> Add new Items -> xfApplet :cry:

I can't live without my mintmenu.
How do I get it back?
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:52 am

the focus in mintmenu development is now mate, so the easiest answer would be install mate
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby GeneC on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:02 am

I guess there are several of us who would prefer to run XFCE with Mint Menu and not MATE. Image Image

Mate still has bugs when running Compiz.

Hopefully the devs will notice that XFCE seems to be getting ignored on this, and re-port Mint Menu to XFCE.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:05 am

yeahh, i know what you mean Gene, i was just stating a fact :oops:
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby GeneC on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:07 am

Not your fault, my friend. :wink:
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby hirwen on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:14 am

I guess there are several of us who would prefer to run XFCE with Mint Menu and not MATE

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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby _sluimers_ on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:29 am

I got it back!

I installed mate-panel and made it run on startup.
Now all I need is to get rid off the xfce panel on startup.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby Monsta on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:46 am

_sluimers_ wrote:I got it back!

I installed mate-panel and made it run on startup.

Now that's one kind of a heavy workaround. :shock:
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby _sluimers_ on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:38 am

Okay, I simply deleted xfce4-panel, now all I need to figure out is how I can get the quit button to work on mintmenu.
When I press it, it does nothing.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby _sluimers_ on Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:47 am

Monsta wrote:
_sluimers_ wrote:I got it back!

I installed mate-panel and made it run on startup.

Now that's one kind of a heavy workaround. :shock:


I don't there's any other solution, unless the Mint team starts coding and throwing a xfce4-mateapplet-plugin on one of their repositories for us or better yet, write an xfce-mintmenu.
My computer can handle it. I mainly have XFCE for the fast startup time. I hate waiting at reboots.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby _sluimers_ on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:46 am

Okay, I edited /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/system_management.py, manually setting self.de to xfce, because it thinks it's in MATE and adding the two other buttons (why not?), which for some reason is omitted for xfce in system_ management.py.
I haven't properly tested it yet, but I used xfce4-session-logout --halt for Quit.
Now all I'm missing a program for Lock Screen. I tried xflock4, but I get
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/usr/bin/xflock4: 29: /usr/bin/xflock4: xlock: not found


[EDIT]
I installed xlockmore from http://packages.debian.org/sid/xlockmore, looks ugly, but it works for xflock4. xlockmore-gl is no improvement by the way.
So I use xflock4 for Screen Lock and the menu works, woohoo \o/.
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self.de = 'xfce'


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if self.de == "xfce":
            if ( self.showLockScreen == True ):
                Button5 = easyButton( "system-lock-screen", self.iconsize, [_("Lock Screen")], -1, -1 )
                Button5.connect( "clicked", self.ButtonClicked, "xflock4" )
                Button5.show()
                self.systemBtnHolder.pack_start( Button5, False, False )
                self.mintMenuWin.setTooltip( Button5, _("Requires password to unlock") )
            if ( self.showLogout == True ):
                Button6 = easyButton( "system-log-out", self.iconsize, [_("Logout")], -1, -1 )
                Button6.connect( "clicked", self.ButtonClicked, "xfce4-session-logout" )
                Button6.show()
                self.systemBtnHolder.pack_start( Button6, False, False )
                self.mintMenuWin.setTooltip( Button6, _("Log out or switch user") )
            if ( self.showQuit == True ):
                Button7 = easyButton( "system-shutdown", self.iconsize, [_("Quit")], -1, -1 )
                Button7.connect( "clicked", self.ButtonClicked, "xfce4-session-logout --halt" )
                Button7.show()
                self.systemBtnHolder.pack_start( Button7, False, False )
                self.mintMenuWin.setTooltip( Button7, _("Shutdown, restart, suspend or hibernate") )
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby Monsta on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:19 pm

It seems that MATE developers have started to work on adapting xfapplet to MATE, judging by these commits at github. It's not clear what's done and what's not (are those search/replace/build scripts enough?), and I couldn't find any info about it in their wiki.
You can ask them in MATE subforum here though.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby hirwen on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:17 am

Thanks Monsta, I will make a new install with the last iso I downloaded in order to restart to a clean station. I'll see what is possible to do with the script or else.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby Travis No on Tue May 01, 2012 10:37 pm

_sluimers_ wrote:Okay, I edited /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintMenu/plugins/system_management.py...



Any chance you could post a diff so that I can be sure I'm not sticking code in the wrong place when I give this a try?

Thanks!
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby m2xtreme on Thu May 03, 2012 11:45 pm

I hope this makes it into the Mint repos soon. I've been craving some xfapplet/mintmenu goodness.
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Re: I use LMDX updated to v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK!

Postby Monsta on Fri May 04, 2012 2:46 am

Well, you guys can kindly ask the developers to finish the job by reporting an issue at this github page. :) (Unfortunately, you'll have to register there first.)
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Re: I updated LMDX v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK! [SOLVED]

Postby Monsta on Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:13 am

Good news guys :)
Mint 13 XFCE RC is out with the updated xfapplet and mintMenu support. Clem said that LMDE XFCE will get these improvements too.

GeneC wrote:Clem

Will LMDE/XFCE get MintMenu?

Clem wrote:@GeneC: Yes, we’ll focus on development and an LMDE update after KDE and Xfce editions are out. All improvements, including the mintMenu support for Xfce will make their way into LMDE.
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Re: I updated LMDX v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK! [SOLVED]

Postby m2xtreme on Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:07 am

Good to know it's coming to LMDE soon too. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: I updated LMDX v4 and I WANT MY MINTMENU BACK! [SOLVED]

Postby ringo32 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:58 am

and where is the mintmenu wothout using the expimental repository? its now updatepack5 ..., so for this we need xfce 4.10 ! so when goes the upgrade to 4.10?
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