First of all, t h a n k s for this magnificent OS !
This is my first post, please excuse my english-mistakes ('coming from Germany
After installing, I did an overall-update of the system (as beeing notified from "mintupdate"). Then, being curious about synaptic proposals, I did a second overall-update inside synaptic, providing again some ~200MB of downloads. Everything performed obviously well, I noticed among others a new kernel (2.6.28-15-generic) beeing installed... After synaptic finished, I decided to restart the system (old Windows-behavior....), and then to change the update-policy to "only '1' and '2' -class-updates" in the "mintupdate"-configuration dialogue. But the problem just occurred when trying to start "mintupdate" out of the "Menu", I received a message (of course in 'german', so I try to traduce it...) telling me: "No mouse-access possible. Potentially malware is listening to your session or you have choosen a menu or an application has reserved the focus. Please try again." That's what I did, same result. So I thought about maybe a conflict between the notifier in the tray and the strter in the menu and ended the notifier. Still remained the same. Then I decided to start "mintupdate" through a terminal by 'sudo mintupdate', everything worked ! Unfortunately, the problem also occurde when trying to start "mintinstall" or "synaptic"... I did a desktop-shot of the error-message, here it is (attachment). I would be very pleased by an helping answer, and excuse me, but I didn't find a similar topic discussed on the forum.
npfp (naivepunkfunkproduction, lowtech-addiction)