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by ingeva
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

Moem wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:05 am
So this problem has now been reduced to 'I accidentally activated a program I did not know I had, and did not know where to find the settings for'. :)
I'm glad it turned out to be nothing serious in the end!
Me too! :oops:
by ingeva
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

I did not find 'mate-typing-monitor' in the 20.1 iso package ... I can confirm that mate-typing-monitor is present via a no-internet fresh install of LM 20.1 MATE. Edit: This appears to be managed via Control Center > Keyboard Preferences > Typing Break. That has evidently disappeared after I remov...
by ingeva
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

Pepi wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:25 am
After reading all this thread I'm going to take a break :mrgreen:
Take a cup of coffee so you don't sleep too long! :lol:
by ingeva
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

The package linux-generic is pretty unlikely to be involved in "Take a break" popups. Just check what is inside linux-generic . It is the upmost Ubuntu meta-package, which makes sure that (cascading) all Linux kernel related software packages will be pulled in and installed. Thanks, I'll ...
by ingeva
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

The package linux-generic is pretty unlikely to be involved in "Take a break" popups. Just check what is inside linux-generic . It is the upmost Ubuntu meta-package, which makes sure that (cascading) all Linux kernel related software packages will be pulled in and installed. Thanks, I'll ...
by ingeva
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

In my standard installation procedure I after-install linux-generic. My current version is Linuxmint 20.1 (5.4.0-65-generic) . Maybe that could be the reason. I've looked that up in the Software Manager. The information reads 'You likely do not want to install this package' . Any reason why you are...
by ingeva
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

That does sound like a bad decision. But I'm wondering why yours seems to be the only case reported on this forum so far. Yes, I have wondered too. In my standard installation procedure I after-install linux-generic. My current version is Linuxmint 20.1 (5.4.0-65-generic) . Maybe that could be the ...
by ingeva
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]

Is there anything in your settings called 'typing break'? I found this: https://askubuntu.com/questions/63999/how-can-i-install-typing-break No, and that info is 5 years old. Here's a quote: "Gnome 3 developers have dropped this from gnome-control-center with a recommendation that it be repack...
by ingeva
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

I found it! I searched in /usr/bin for the text "Take a break" and found the program "mate-typing-monitor". Using the man page this is evidently the program causing the irritation. I'm surprised that no one else has seen this, because I did a standard installation, and except fo...
by ingeva
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

karlchen wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:06 am
Side note:
rsibreak is not in the Linux Mint repository, but in the Ubuntu repository. At least, this is true for the one and only Mint release 19.3.
That's not it.
by ingeva
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

Can you describe the way it looks, in more detail? Is there any other text, any logo or image? There's a completely black screen with the text "Take a break" in white letters in the middle. To the left of the text is the "No Parking" sign, and below there's a countdown from 3:00...
by ingeva
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

In the Mint repository is "Rsibreak". If that is the one and has been installed, just go to the computer's menu, right-click on Rsibreak and hit the Uninstall option. There's no such entry. Now I've reinstalled the system again, without Vivaldi. No change so far. I have also disabled &quo...
by ingeva
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

You don't by any chance use the Vivaldi browser, do you? It has got a "Have a break" icon in the left hand corner of the status bar. If I found the "Break" in Vivaldi, but it doesn't look like the break that disturbs my work. However I tried to stop it, but I don't know if it ha...
by ingeva
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

I use the icaclient a lot these days. I can truthfully assure you that it will not ask for a break. It never gets tired. :wink: ... You don't by any chance use the Vivaldi browser, do you? It has got a "Have a break" icon in the left hand corner of the status bar. If you should use the Vi...
by ingeva
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

... And you can search that output for a keyword with grep , for example: ps -aux | grep break All I found running "ps -aux|grep break" was the command itself. And today I'm running the system I installed from scratch yesterday. I'm using FireFox, Chromium and Vivaldi browsers, Thunderbir...
by ingeva
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

JoeFootball wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:09 am
ingeva wrote: I tried to find the active program ...
Active processes can be displayed with ps, for example: ps -aux

And you can search that output for a keyword with grep, for example: ps -aux | grep break
I wonder why I didn't think of that. After 14 years with Ubuntu and Mint, I knew that! :)
by ingeva
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

Well, it wasn't that. I tried to find the active program causing this break by using "htop", but too much is happening and the display isn't stable enough, making it too hard to read. This happens only one or two times a day, so I'll regenerate the system this afternoon, and see tomorrow i...
by ingeva
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

I found a program called "icaclient" which is part of the Citrix system for connecting to a remote server. This may be the cause of the problem, but it will take a day or two to have it confirmed. Anyway, I don't need that package anymore, so I've removed it. Thanks for helping - I'll be b...
by ingeva
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

Moem wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:37 am
Pierre wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:30 am
if so, you can just remove it's PPA string in the Repository.
... as well as uninstalling the program, since removing the PPA does not remove the program.
Sure! Now I just need to find the program ... :)
by ingeva
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1222

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

also haven't seen that in LinuxMint 20x did you install it yourself: https://linoxide.com/tools/tool-force-users-periodical-breaks/ if so, you can just remove it's PPA string in the Repository. I can't remember that I've done that, but I'll certainly check. Thanks so far, I'll come back with an upd...

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