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Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:23 pm

I didn't get to test the Debian Xfce releases in time to get these fixed.
Here are some bugs I found and how to fix them.
I'll update the list with more when I have time.

Search in thunar not working:
Install catfish

Volume keys not working:
Install xfce4-volumed

Notifications are the ugly default theme:
Change theme to slider
For all users:
Open Root Terminal and run this command:
Code: Select all
gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type string --set /apps/notification-daemon/theme slider

Missing Xfce4 mintDesktop:
Download and open with Gedbi Package Installer.
http://www.4shared.com/file/LQopvC78/mi ... 4_all.html
Mirror: http://ompldr.org/vOGVuOQ/mintdesktop-x ... 04_all.deb
Compiz SETTINGS DO NOT WORK.(How to here viewtopic.php?p=413404#p413404)

Fonts Looks bad:
Menu --> Settings --> Appearance --> Fonts.
Make sure anti-aliasing is enabled, hinting is set to slight and sub-pixel order is set to RGB.
Menu --> System --> Xfce mintDesktop
Select the System Tweaks tab and then Click the Enable/Disable button next to LCD System Fonts.
Log out and log back in.

Remove Grey Border around desktop icons text:
Menu --> System --> Xfce mintDesktop
Select the System Tweaks tab and then click the Enable/Disable button next to Use white for the font color.

Doesn't reboot the computer after updates:
Caused by debian-installer getting installed.
Remove these packages:
apt remove --purge debian-installer debian-installer-launcher kexec-tools live-tools live-config live-config-sysvinit

Menu gets messed up after updates:
Download and extract the menu I have made below.
Then right click on the menu and select Properties.
Now select Use Custom File and use the file downloaded.
xfce-applications.menu.tar.gz
(919 Bytes) Downloaded 453 times


There are others but I have other stuff to do and will post them later.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby Beardedragon on Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:08 pm

@merlwiz79, Thanks, nice to hear from you again.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby vrkalak on Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:17 pm

Thanks for these. :P

I have applied these . . . no problems.

I shall keep my eye out for more LinuxMint-Debian-Xfce 'bug-fixes' from you.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby aljoriz on Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:14 am

Just when I was almost swore off LMDE XFCE merlwiz address the issues I had with it :lol: time to re-install
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby gavinhc on Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:29 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:Volume keys not working:
Install xfce4-volumed

When you say this, are you referring to volume keys on the keyboard? If so (I'm not in front of my LMDE machine to test it), thank you for preemptively solving my problem before I posted a thread about it.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby Mr. B on Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:53 pm

Yep, he's reffering to the (Fn) volume keys on the keyboard. By installing xfce4-volumed we can get them to work.

Now let's see if that with the notification will work out for me. :D
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby Mr. B on Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Awesome,worked like a charm, notifications are now as they should have been. Love it!
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:54 pm

I have added more fixes and still have some to work on.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:48 pm

I just got Compiz Fusion working with Emerald 0.7.2.
I just have to fix the package to compile.
Wrote How to here viewtopic.php?p=413404#p413404
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby oneeyed on Tue Apr 26, 2011 2:52 pm

Hello, I've just tried your fixes. After installing the mintdesktop, the log out menu doesn't work anymore, and the icons for update manager and network connections don't show up automatically in the right panel. Any idea how to fix that ?
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:55 pm

oneeyed wrote:Hello, I've just tried your fixes. After installing the mintdesktop, the log out menu doesn't work anymore, and the icons for update manager and network connections don't show up automatically in the right panel. Any idea how to fix that ?
Xfce mintDesktop doesn't mess with any of those items.
Did you use Gedbi Package Manager to install it?
Maybe an update broke something.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby oneeyed on Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks for the reply... I've followed your instructions for the notifications fix and the mintdesktop. I've used gedbi for mintdesktop. I think my problems come from that since I haven't really changed anything apart from those fixes. After some googling I understand the nm-applet and update manager should show up in the notification area. When I try to add it in the panel, the system warns me it's already running on the screen and a warning : "could not open systray module".
Anyway I don't really mind not seeing those notifications but the logout in the menu is a pain since I need to reboot/shutdown from terminal now. I'm gonna try and look for the menu configuration files and see what's messed up. I might reinstall linux if nothing else works.
First time linux user so everything is a bit new and difficult to fix. But this XFCE edition does look neat and I'm considering using linux mint exclusively once I get a better PC (right now still dual booting with XP on a 10 years old PC).

Edit: I installed xfce-session manager via synaptic and everything is now back to normal :D , both notifications and logout. No idea why this package was uninstalled tho...
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby merlwiz79 on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:02 pm

Updated to include a fix for restart not working properly.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby cpatrick08 on Tue May 10, 2011 8:21 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:I didn't get to test the Debian Xfce releases in time to get these fixed.
Here are some bugs I found and how to fix them.
I'll update the list with more when I have time.

Search in thunar not working:
Install catfish

Volume keys not working:
Install xfce4-volumed

Notifications are the ugly default theme:
Change theme to slider
For all users:
Open Root Terminal and run this command:
Code: Select all
gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type string --set /apps/notification-daemon/theme slider

Missing Xfce4 mintDesktop:
Download and open with Gedbi Package Installer.
http://www.4shared.com/file/LQopvC78/mi ... 4_all.html
Mirror: http://ompldr.org/vOGVuOQ/mintdesktop-x ... 04_all.deb
Compiz SETTINGS DO NOT WORK.(How to here viewtopic.php?p=413404#p413404)

Fonts Looks bad:
Menu --> Settings --> Appearance --> Fonts.
Make sure anti-aliasing is enabled, hinting is set to slight and sub-pixel order is set to RGB.
Menu --> System --> Xfce mintDesktop
Select the System Tweaks tab and then Click the Enable/Disable button next to LCD System Fonts.
Log out and log back in.

Remove Grey Border around desktop icons text:
Menu --> System --> Xfce mintDesktop
Select the System Tweaks tab and then click the Enable/Disable button next to Use white for the font color.

Doesn't reboot the computer after updates:
Caused by debian-installer getting installed.
Remove these packages:
apt remove --purge debian-installer debian-installer-launcher kexec-tools live-tools live-config live-config-sysvinit

There are others but I have other stuff to do and will post them later.

i hope Clem reads this applies these fixes when he makes the next Debian XFCE ISO
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby M@her on Mon May 23, 2011 6:47 am

Another tricks,

For Microsoft Fonts Support (Arial and co):

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sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts


Office 2007 Fonts Support (including Calibri)

1) Download PowerPoint Viewer 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/d ... d2a8fd7485
2) Extract
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cabextract -F ppviewer.cab PowerPointViewer.exe

3) Create a font folder
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sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/office2007

4) Extract fonts there
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sudo cabextract -F '*.TT?' -d /usr/share/fonts/office2007 ppviewer.cab

5) Reload fonts cache
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fc-cache -fv


Spellcheck support in LibreOffice:

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sudo apt-get install hunspell-[your language abrev.]

, ie, french: sudo apt-get install hunspell-fr


LibreOffice Interface Translations:

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sudo apt-get install libreoffice-l10n-[your language abrev.]

, ie, french: sudo apt-get install libreoffice-l10n-fr


Automount Partitions in Thunar:

Just use disk manager rather than manually edit /etc/fstab

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sudo apt-get install disk-manager


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gksu disk-manager


To make your hard drive access a little bit faster add the

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noatime


parameter to your root partition (/ ext4 or ext3), unless you're running a server you don't need tou journalize last time access to a file.


Hope this helps.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes

Postby onlytheFBI on Mon May 23, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks for the tips guys, just started using XFCE Debian :) I hope this thread is seen and is somehow fixed in regular installs.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)

Postby merlwiz79 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:12 pm

Ok added new menu file to fix the bad old one.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)

Postby renatortb on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:16 pm

aljoriz wrote:Touch Pad got wrong...

go to the terminal and type:

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sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf




then replace with:

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
EndSection


Then save the file, close gedit

go back to the terminal and type: sudo reboot

log-in and test the touch pad by tapping on it to open files
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:20 pm

renatortb wrote:
aljoriz wrote:Touch Pad got wrong...

go to the terminal and type:

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sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf




then replace with:

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
EndSection


Then save the file, close gedit

go back to the terminal and type: sudo reboot

log-in and test the touch pad by tapping on it to open files

The best/proper way to do that is make a new file called 99-synaptics.conf.
It'll get used instead of the default and won't get overwritten with updates.
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Re: Linux Mint Xfce (201104) Bug Fixes(Updated July 6th)

Postby renatortb on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:59 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:The best/proper way to do that is make a new file called 99-synaptics.conf.
It'll get used instead of the default and won't get overwritten with updates.

Clould you please give the "recipe"?
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