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[SOLVED] buttons disappearing on mint

Post by shirin » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi
None of the windows on my linux mint 18.1 serena has no "close , minimize ..'' buttons . and when i click on "show desktop" this message appears :

Your window manager does not support the show desktop button, or you are not running a window manager.

i've try some ways but they didnt work .

Thanks in advance
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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:11 pm

...right-click in the 'main' bottom panel / taskbar, Add To Panel, Window List...

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by austin.texas » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:58 pm

shirin wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:06 pm
None of the windows on my linux mint 18.1 serena has no "close , minimize ..'' buttons .
Menu > Look & Feel > Desktop Settings > Windows > Buttons Layout > Traditional
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by shirin » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:04 pm

Thank u but when i go to "Look and feel" and click on "Desktop setting " nothing happen. Nothing open .

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by austin.texas » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:26 am

Hopefully, a person with more knowledge of Mate can help.
It does appear that you have extensive problems with your Mate, and you might have to re-install.
Please post the result of:

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inxi -Fxz
Mint 18.2 Cinnamon, Quad core AMD A8-3870 with Radeon HD Graphics 6550D, 8GB DDR3, Ralink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
Linux Linx 2018

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by shirin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:36 am

this is the output:

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System:    Host: e460 Kernel: 4.4.0-57-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 (Gtk 3.18.9) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20ET000CUE v: ThinkPad E460
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20ET000CUE
           Bios: LENOVO v: R00ET32W (1.07 ) date: 10/14/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9600
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 461 MHz 2: 421 MHz 3: 414 MHz
           4: 426 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330]
           bus-ID: 03:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-57-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k bus-ID: 00:1f.6
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 Plus Bluetooth
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 01:00.0
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (63.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000LPVX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 74G used: 46G (66%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-2: /boot size: 1.9G used: 112M (7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: /home size: 92G used: 77G (90%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 4.09GB used: 0.07GB (2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A gpu: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 234 Uptime: 1:40 Memory: 1992.9/3420.0MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by thx-1138 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:42 am

...1: did you try adding the Window List applet?

...2: can you try running the following in a terminal? /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py
If that doesn't do anything for some obscure reason, then /usr/bin/python3 /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py instead?
This should open the "Desktop Settings" that austin.texas suggested - if it doesn't, then well...houston, we've got a problem.

...3: if nothing of the above did worked, can you try in a terminal mate-panel --reset & see if that fixes it? If that still doesn't fix it, maybe give a try to gsettings reset-recursively org.mate.panel?

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by shirin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:59 am

sorry i had lost my connection..
1.i dont think so. how? i had an extra panel later but when i tried a command like what u said in part.3 it disappeared !

2 .This command /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py shows:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py", line 7, in <module>
    import gi
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 42, in <module>
    from . import _gi
ImportError: cannot import name '_gi'
Error in sys.excepthook:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport_python_hook.py", line 63, in apport_excepthook
    from apport.fileutils import likely_packaged, get_recent_crashes
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/__init__.py", line 5, in <module>
    from apport.report import Report
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/report.py", line 30, in <module>
    import apport.fileutils
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/fileutils.py", line 23, in <module>
    from apport.packaging_impl import impl as packaging
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/packaging_impl.py", line 23, in <module>
    import apt
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/__init__.py", line 23, in <module>
    import apt_pkg
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'apt_pkg'

Original exception was:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py", line 7, in <module>
    import gi
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 42, in <module>
    from . import _gi
ImportError: cannot import name '_gi'

and this one /usr/bin/python3 /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py shows:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py", line 7, in <module>
    import gi
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 42, in <module>
    from . import _gi
ImportError: cannot import name '_gi'
Error in sys.excepthook:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport_python_hook.py", line 63, in apport_excepthook
    from apport.fileutils import likely_packaged, get_recent_crashes
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/__init__.py", line 5, in <module>
    from apport.report import Report
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/report.py", line 30, in <module>
    import apport.fileutils
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/fileutils.py", line 23, in <module>
    from apport.packaging_impl import impl as packaging
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apport/packaging_impl.py", line 23, in <module>
    import apt
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/__init__.py", line 23, in <module>
    import apt_pkg
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'apt_pkg'

Original exception was:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdesktop/mintdesktop.py", line 7, in <module>
    import gi
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/__init__.py", line 42, in <module>
    from . import _gi
ImportError: cannot import name '_gi'

3.mate-panel --reset just removed my extra panels . i had tried it before . i havent tried this yet

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gsettings reset-recursively org.mate.panel

cause i am waiting for u to look at number 2 results!


thanks

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Re: buttons disappearing on mint

Post by shirin » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:42 am

it just solved!
(although it needs more attention!)

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sudo rm /usr/bin/python3
sudo ln -s python3.5 /usr/bin/python3

the point was that all of the problem initiated from python :x so some of the modules had problem so they should be fix .
thank all of u that answered the question :wink:

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