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by cb474
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

That gets me into a Mate session. But as noted above, if I run that command without "mate-session" X does not default to Mate, it runs Cinnamon instead.
by cb474
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

Thanks. Still the same result. Mate is labeled as the default in the drop down menu in LightDM. But it in fact defaults to Cinnamon.
by cb474
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

gm10 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:05 am
Maybe a simple

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm
helps. And/or

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apt install --reinstall slick-greeter
sudo dpkg-reconfigure slick-greeter
But I'm throwing stuff at the wall now, hoping something will stick.
Thanks for the ideas. Sadly that did not fix it either.
by cb474
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

administrollaattori wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:41 am
You can test if LightDM is the problem. Press Ctrl Alt F2 and login via tty and run startx -- :2

Note caps between x -- and -- :
Thanks.

When I did that my system loaded Cinnamon. So if that means LightDM is not the issue, then where should I be looking for the issue?
by cb474
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

The weird thing is, as I said above, that after I changed the setting to Mate being the default desktop, it in fact is labeled as the default in the drop down menu on the login screen. The login manager just doesn't actually default to Mate. Anyway, thanks for your help. I'll post here if I figure a...
by cb474
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

Thanks for the suggestions gm10 and administrollaattori. Unfortunately neither of those suggestions worked. Any more ideas?
by cb474
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

I get:

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-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25 Sep  5 13:21 /var/cache/lightdm/dmrc/username.dmrc


[Desktop]
Session=mate
by cb474
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Set Mate as default Desktop?

Thanks for the replies. Selecting Mate from the log-in screen is not remembered. When I logout and back in, it always goes back to Cinammon. I did see when I restrated my system today that editing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/70-linuxmint.conf, as I mentioned in the OP, caused Mate to be labeled the ...
by cb474
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Set Mate as default Desktop?
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Set Mate as default Desktop?

I did the upgrade to LMDE3 from LMDE2 Mate, which required installing Cinammon to make things work. But I still have Mate also. In the new LightDM display manager Cinammon is set as the default desktop and I can't figure out how to get that to change. I tried editing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/70-l...
by cb474
Mon May 08, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is going on with these level 5 updates?
Replies: 4
Views: 721

Re: What is going on with these level 5 updates?

this shows 3.16.0 is getting updated, but it is still 3.16.0 ... what is going on here? But if you look at the old version and new version columns you can see it's going from 3.16.39-1 to 3.16.43-2. I personally find it confusing that the package name does not change when the kernel has a minor ver...
by cb474
Fri May 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MATE 1.18 updates
Replies: 100
Views: 23702

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

@clem

I got the update to mintmenu today, 5.7.9, and that fixed the issue with it not working when the panel is on the left side of the screen. Thanks! I really appreciate it.
by cb474
Thu May 04, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MATE 1.18 updates
Replies: 100
Views: 23702

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

ok try to reset your panel then: mate-panel --reset And then logout, log back in. This sort of solved the issue, but not really. I like to keep the panel on the left side of my screen. When I did the reset it moved the panel to the top of the screen (then when I did the reset a second time it moved...
by cb474
Wed May 03, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MATE 1.18 updates
Replies: 100
Views: 23702

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Try to test it from git... like this: apt install git git clone https://github.com/linuxmint/mintmenu.git cd mintmenu ./test This should run mintmenu in a window and you should be able to see errors/issues in the terminal if it fails to launch. Thanks for the help. I ran the test version from a ter...
by cb474
Wed May 03, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MATE 1.18 updates
Replies: 100
Views: 23702

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Using the Clearlooks controls and ClearlooksRe window border, my title bars are grey, rather than blue, as they should be. Also, icons in the task bar are all vertically cropped (they weren't before the update). I think Clearlooks is not compatible with Gtk3, now that Mate has "upgraded" to that. D...
by cb474
Wed May 03, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MATE 1.18 updates
Replies: 100
Views: 23702

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

I still can't get mintmenu to work. I disappeared from my panel after the updates yesterday and the latest updates today did not solve the issue. I have mintmenu 5.7.8. If I try to re-add mintmenu using the "add to panel" dialogue, nothing happens. I hit the "add" button and nothing appears in the p...
by cb474
Mon May 01, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bunch of Level 1 updates came through today?
Replies: 7
Views: 692

Re: Bunch of Level 1 updates came through today?

Well, on my system mintMenu is totally broken now, with the 1.18 updates; doesn't even show up in the panel. Also I can't get more than two workspaces, using the settings in the workspace switched applet. Text for icons on the desktop is weirdly black now, instead of white, making it much harder to ...
by cb474
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel 0day
Replies: 43
Views: 3037

Re: Linux Kernel 0day

cb474 I think the situation is not as bad as it looks, the problem is how the update manager works. If we look at the code: https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/blob/master/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/rules banshee|*|2|| firefox|*|2|| thunderbird|*|2|| *language-pack|*|2|| *flashplugin|*|2|| *w...
by cb474
Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel 0day
Replies: 43
Views: 3037

Re: Linux Kernel 0day

Regarding the fact that Debian is considering the updates as stable, you need to go a little farther in the reasoning behind it: 1) Debian has never advised to install all these updates blindly. Or at least I have never seen this written anywhere. 2) I don't think administrators of critical systems...
by cb474
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel 0day
Replies: 43
Views: 3037

Re: Linux Kernel 0day

And this is precisely why it makes zero sense to to disable security updates by default in LMDE, They are not disabled. Please refer to my screenshots. That's why I don't understand your point. You start with a fact that is not true. You can install LMDE2 in a VB if you want to check. BTW The iso h...
by cb474
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Kernel 0day
Replies: 43
Views: 3037

Re: Linux Kernel 0day

1) Clem has addressed this question long time ago. It was in 2013. His answer is still valid. http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/11/answering-controversy-stability-vs-security-is-something-you-configure/ Again, you're really not reading what I said and responding to things as if I have not already ...

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