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>Solved< How do I display version of Mate currently running?

Postby TCDNV on Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:36 pm

Howdy,

I am running Mint 13/Mate on several PCs; installed from the standard installation package downloaded several months ago. I have followed the instructions to implement the improved MDM, 1.0.7 Cinnamon 1.6.7 (with Nemo 1.1.2 and Muffin 1.1.2) MATE 1.4.

One PC updated completely and it seems to be running very well (old PC and it seems to be running much faster!).

One PC does not have things like the additional "patterns" and other configuration options.

How can I confirm that I have successfully upgraded each of the MDM 1.0.7, Cinnamon 1.6.7 (with Nemo 1.1.2 and Muffin 1.1.2) MATE 1.4 services?

I assume that there is a terminal command that will list the running services and versions. System Information does not list the Mate version running.

All info Greatly Appreciated!

Thanks,
Tom
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Re: How do I display version of Mate currently running?

Postby dabj01 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:04 am

To find a package name and see wether it's installed or not you can use aptitude search. For example aptitude search mate will show all packages with mate in the name with an I or a P to the left indicating if it's Installed or in the Pool. Then you can use dpkg -s <packagename> to see the installed version of it. You can also finally use sudo apt-get check <packagename> to ensure that all dependencies are met.

Not sure what the packages you need to check are called so you may have to search for them. Also not sure if this is the easiest way to do it but it should work.

try dpkg -s mate-window-manager
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Re: How do I display version of Mate currently running?

Postby caribriz on Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:13 am

TCDNV wrote:I assume that there is a terminal command that will list the running services and versions. System Information does not list the Mate version running.

Try these terminal commands:

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cinnamon --version
mdm --version
nemo --version

Not sure about muffin -
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muffin --version

didn't work for me

For mate: try
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mate-about

This will open a window with the information - I don't know how to get it to display in the terminal like the others :?

Hoping someone else knows ....

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Re: How do I display version of Mate currently running?

Postby usbtux on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:14 am

you could use the following $ cat /etc/lsb-release

or inxi -S
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Re: How do I display version of Mate currently running?

Postby TCDNV on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:51 am

Thanks VERY much to All!

I'll give these a try later this morning.

>>>>> It actually was very easy to verify Mate! Just right click on the panel and select "About"! ;-0



Thanks Again,
Tom
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