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cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:26 pm
by bash64
I cannot launch icons that run shell commands.
i cannot create a new launcher.

others on my facebook page report the same.

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:31 pm
by JoeFootball
bash64 wrote:i cannot create a new launcher.
Be sure you're not misunderstanding the new Cinnamon 4.x "pinned apps" to be launchers, just like I did. :)

Joe

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:59 pm
by smurphos
bash64 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:26 pm
I cannot launch icons that run shell commands.
i cannot create a new launcher.

others on my facebook page report the same.
Create a new desktop launcher bug report including instructions to patch
https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/8275

Desktop launchers with terminal=true bug report and suggested workaround
https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo/issues/2009

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm
by bash64
the fix for the new launcher works.
no real solution for launching shell commands though.
nemo 3.04 works, nemo 3.06 does not.

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:28 pm
by smurphos
bash64 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:15 pm
no real solution for launching shell commands though.
nemo 3.04 works, nemo 3.06 does not.
Can you give an example desktop file of a non working launcher? There are a few related bugs with desktop launchers all sharing the same common cause....

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:05 am
by bash64
I use an icon for raid status in case of a raid recovery:

watch cat /proc/mdstat

Does not work from the desktop anymore.
I did recreate it and added it to the main menu.
It will launch from the main menu, just not the desktop.

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:11 pm
by smurphos
OK, edit the desktop launcher command to...

gnome-terminal -e "watch cat /proc/mdstat"

...and uncheck the launch in terminal checkbox.

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:39 pm
by bash64
worked. no need to uncheck launch in terminal.
cannot uncheck that anyways without recreating the icon.

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:49 pm
by bash64
i have informed my facebook users of the change.

my facebook page is "linux mint cinnamon"
we provide excellent support to mint users.

Re: cinnamon is buggy after 19.1 upgrade

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:13 am
by smurphos
bash64 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:39 pm
worked. no need to uncheck launch in terminal.
cannot uncheck that anyways without recreating the icon.
That's interesting.

Anyway a hint - right click, open with Text Editor would have been the way to change the Open in Terminal status if it had been needed for an existing launcher.