strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

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strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

Postby npfp on Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:36 am

Hello !
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.

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Fehlermeldung nach Versuch, Menu-Aufruf.png
this is the info/error-message
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Re: strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

Postby smsmith on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:02 am

If the lock icon is in the taskbar (I'm new to Linux and prefer KDE to Gnome, so I'm not sure that's the proper term, possibly it's called the panel?), then there is no need to run mintupdate from the menu. Just click the lock icon. If your password is needed, you'll be asked for it. I think you get the error because mintupdate is already running.
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Re: strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

Postby richyrich on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:54 am

Solution on the first reply to this post :

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Re: strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

Postby npfp on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:03 am

Hello!
thanks for your reply, unfortunately the odd behaviour(maybe my odd behavior?) persists.... You're right with your objection, no need to run the "mintupdate" from 'menu' when it's accessible in the tray, but I only started playing around with the fresh(-upgraded) system, in order to check functions, look and so on... Even after closing the 'update-notifier in the tray, the error-message keeps popping up, and the synaptic package-management button doesn't lead anymore to a start of synaptic. But when starting synaptic in the (sudo-)terminal, it works... This is a workaround, but I truly would prefer to use the well designed menu to reach the installed applications. Maybe another idea for me to try out ? I'm a very fresh "Windows-user-intermediate", but I know how to copy-paste text in a terminal... :-) , please help me out !

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Re: strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

Postby npfp on Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:42 am

Hello!
thanks a lot, richyrich, for your help, that exactly solved the problem I had (wich was truly said only cosmetical :-)), this is my first "ask for-and get helped-experience" in the Linux-world, it really convinces me once more....,

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Re: strange behaviour after clean-install and overall-update

Postby richyrich on Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:30 am

Glad that it worked ! :D

You can log in, go up to your first post, click Edit, and add [SOLVED] to the Subject Line . .

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