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Mint software manager and package manager do not start

Postby Peano58 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:40 pm

Hello everyone. i just performed a fresh install of LMDE 2014303 on my computer with mate and something weird is going on.
If I try to start either the software or the package manager from the menu, I get the request to insert the password as expected, but then the program doesn't start.

I tried to start the software manager from the terminal, but I get the following error:

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myusername@myusername-desktop ~ $ mintInstall
glibtop: Non-standard uts for running kernel:
release 3.11-2-486=3.11.0 gives version code 199424

I managed to start synaptic, and this is the code shown in terminal:

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myusername@myusername-desktop ~ $ sudo synaptic

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_set_data: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(synaptic:4432): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(synaptic:4432): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x9332d88 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93a5a68 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3010 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d30d8 is not mapped

(synaptic:4432): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkNotebook 0x9389048 is mapped but visible child GtkLabel 0x93d3330 is not mapped



Any suggestion is appreciated. :)

Here is the information about the system.

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CPU~Single core AMD Sempron 3000+ (-UP-) clocked at 2002.642 Mhz Kernel~3.11-2-486 i686 Up~40 min Mem~393.4/1009.0MB HDD~80.0GB(5.9% used) Procs~138 Client~Shell inxi~1.9.14
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Re: Mint software manager and package manager do not start

Postby py-thon » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:24 pm

Peano58 wrote:Any suggestion is appreciated. :)

Two suggestions which turned up in Google:
There seems to be some bug with gksu ( https://github.com/linuxmint/mintinstall/issues/52 et al.) and problems with gtk3 (see viewtopic.php?f=198&t=132747&start=120 et al.).
Tower: Sparky 64 bit Mate+mintmenu - Netbook: Sparky 32 bit Mate+mintmenu

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Re: Mint software manager and package manager do not start

Postby Peano58 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:46 pm

Hello py-thon,
thank you for the links. Indeed, mintInstall does work also on my system if launched via sudo -s session, as noticed by the author of the first page. My system is up to date, should I maybe try to do a downgrade of the bugged package?

By the way, I just noticed that even the update manager does not start.

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Re: Mint software manager and package manager do not start

Postby py-thon » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:52 pm

I would change theme first to ensure that's it is not one of the mentioned problems with themes. I once had weird behaviour after an UP because the theme I used as a base for my settings was no longer supported in some way.
Try to avoid downgrading if possible.
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Re: Mint software manager and package manager do not start

Postby Peano58 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:03 pm

Thank you for the piece of the advice, but It doesn't matter any more, because the computer broke. I guess it can happen after nine and half year of service. :) I will try to change the theme if I manage to take it back from the dead.


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