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by leadwtZ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade libreoffice
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: upgrade libreoffice

Hi, I tried the Flatpak download path and it failed. The files were there but no way to activate the actual application. The Menu entries were strings of code relating to the download! Not being at all code savvy I looked around and eventually just re-installed via Synaptic. I have also noticed that...
by leadwtZ
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: upgrade libreoffice
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: upgrade libreoffice

xenopeek Thanks for the tip re the latest LibreOffice..

I found that 'sudo' was required elsewise the system fails to create a temp. directory following on from the 'Y' to the 'org.gnome.Platform' question.

Not being daft I trust :?:
by leadwtZ
Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Login window in 18.3

I see what you mean as having looked at the link you provided I can state that what I have access to is the 'old' 'login screen' functions.

Not the new ones shown in the link.

Maybe this particular bit has not been upgraded yet? Gone wrong?

Anybody else found this?
by leadwtZ
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Login window in 18.3

Well that leaves me out of it really although you could check to see if 'mdmsetup' exists in usr/sbin.

If it isn't there I assume it will need to be re-generated which is well over my head. :cry:
by leadwtZ
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: No desktop after update to Mint 18.2
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: No desktop after update to Mint 18.2

You better provide some information about your system otherwise anyone wishing to help is a bit lost I would suspect.

Running

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
maybe a good start(?).
by leadwtZ
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Login window in 18.3
Replies: 13
Views: 346

Re: Login window in 18.3

Urm isn't 'Login Window' in the Control Panel?

It is in mine - top right corner.
by leadwtZ
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Hi again M_Mynaardt ,, I take the point about MS stuff. I like LO a great deal and used to wack out some very good (in my opinion) newsletters etc. however it does have problems with some MS formats as you say. I tend ask people to send stuff as PDF as it seems to be a freely available option for ju...
by leadwtZ
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Icon issue with FreeOffice by SoftMaker

Out of interest (passing) why do you have FreeOffice and Abiword and LibreOffice? And I've had a look at FreeOffice quite neat but a year 'out-of-date' and I found that I could not get a decent font on the toolbars etc. Have you cracked that? And No issues at ll here with icons changing but I noted ...
by leadwtZ
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)

I originally used the defualt VB from the standard repos but as it was an old version I upgraded to the then latest via PPA costamagnagianfranco-virtualbox-ppa (launchpad.net) which has been in place ever since. I have now removed that and downgraded my 'foreign' packages to the 'old' 5.04. It is al...
by leadwtZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)

administrollaattori that worked like a charm. :D

Thanks very much.
by leadwtZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Package Manager 'locked'.

Thanks pbear.

Yes numerous re-boots since this started and I have amended the title. Also added another image which shows the package situation with regard to VB.
by leadwtZ
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: 'Update' is 'locked'.

pbear I am glad that you have not had this problem because it is a pain. Anyway just to clarify: no commands either via terminal or Synaptic or Update Manager work. 'Purge' 'Downgrade Foreign Packages' etc all result in the same error. I think I will have to find the file/package on the system and ...
by leadwtZ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: 'Update' is 'locked'.

Pjotr - thanks. Tried numerous combinations, gone thru entire keyboard no luck. I'll give their forum a buzz I reckon.

pbear arh yes but that does not solve the issue as it is the process that is locked.

I shall return.
by leadwtZ
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Package Manager 'locked'. (SOLVED)

Hello, EDIT 20/10 Since starting this thread I have looked at/tried various options using 'dpkg' with no success probably because I have got the syntax wrong. This image http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/923/7UWp09.png will help - I hope! My Update Manager has four items to install one of ...
by leadwtZ
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Adwaita 'missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Flemur Yo thanks. I had already tried the re-install but did it again however still get the same result. Not a major issue this just very slightly irritating especially as I cannot delete the individual themes via the 'Change Background' window. Those ? staring at me everytime I go into that partic...
by leadwtZ
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Adwaita 'missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Adwaita 'missing'

josephM umm yes but what does that mean in practical terms? Do I require to install/delete something to get rid of the ? on these particular items?

There is your answer fumblepass - I'm still stuck! :?
by leadwtZ
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Adwaita 'missing'
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Adwaita 'missing'

Hi, I have been tidying up my themes (clearing out and such) so that I have only the few that I want. Two that I would like to use both have the sinister black ? on them and when one is selected I get: 'This theme will not look as intended because the required window manager theme 'Adwaita' is not i...
by leadwtZ
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 3043

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

Have to say that I agree that there are too many Linux distro's. There is only so much you can achieve with cinnamon, kde, mate and so on whatever distro you are using. I try different distro's out of interest but essentially there is not much difference and the packages available are generally avai...
by leadwtZ
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Claws-Mail 3.15.0 <solved>
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Claws-Mail 3.15.0

Mmmm that was the bl**ding obvious! I did not notice the 'failed to build'.

Bit like the housing problem in the UK!!

Thanks Hoser'.
by leadwtZ
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Claws-Mail 3.15.0 <solved>
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Claws-Mail 3.15.0 <solved>

No problem here just a query:

Why does the 'ubuntuhandbook1/claws-mail ppa not have version 3.15.0 of claws-mail in it?
All it has are a couple of 'sub' packages for 3.14.

Seems a bit odd as 3.15 has been out since March.

You can tell I have nothing else to do . . .

Thanks.

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