Thanks Robert, worked well here with Mint 18. I had removed the old one from the panel before doing as you described, and then added it back on after installing the deb, it and worked like a charm.
You're welcome buddy! Glad to hear.... it's a small something that you get used to. When I found that fix I figured I should share it since I figured I'm not the only person wondering what was going on....
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