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MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 5:53 am
by clem
Introduction

Hi everybody,

This thread is dedicated to issues related to the MATE 1.18 update in LMDE.

As you may know MATE switched from GTK2 to GTK3. This changes quite a lot of things, and we'll try to address the confirmed issues here.

Confirmed issues

https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/issues/504
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/issues/305
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-panel/issues/572
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-applets/issues/236

Resolved issues

- MATE freeze: In Firefox downloads, open the containing folder. https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues/777
- Marco https://github.com/mate-desktop/marco/issues/251
- mate-themes was updated (version 3.14.6-1).
- mintmenu: Rounded borders with Mint-X (this will introduce the loss of custom border colors) - fixed in mintmenu 5.7.8 and mint-themes 1.5.0
- mintmenu: Apps which require su-to-root do not run - fixed in mintmenu 5.7.8.
- Text for desktop icons are black and unreadable - fixed in caja 1.18.2-2+betsy.
- Mate notification area crashes. Fixed in mate-panel 1.18.1-2+betsy.

Notes

- When reporting theming issues, make sure to post a screenshot and specify which theme(s) you are using.

I'll edit this post as we go along. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:43 am
by cirmos
- If I try to open in Firefox downloads the folder something downloaded into, then MATE freezes

- volume control disappeared from the panel, and one cannot add it anymore

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:10 am
by clem
@cirmos: I can't reproduce the issue with the volume control. Make sure mate-volume-control-applet is running. Run it manually to see if it works. Check in Startup applications to make sure it's checked. And don't hesitate to run "mate-panel --reset" if you want to reset your applet configuration.

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:50 am
by chrisuk
@Clem: if the intention is to use this thread for bug reports, I'll post a few of mine:
  • Firstly - here's my setup:

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    System:    Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0  
               Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy 
    Machine:   Mobo: SAMSUNG model: RV411/RV511/E3511/S3511/RV711
               Bios: Phoenix v: 03PA.M001.20110312.XW date: 03/12/2011
    CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 M 380 (-HT-MCP-) clocked at 933 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218M [GeForce 315M]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1366x768@59.99hz
               GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVA8 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
    Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
               driver: r8169
               Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
               driver: wl
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (5.4% used) 
    Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 627.0/5844.6MB 
               Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.1.28 
    
  • Spacing of icons in notification area are as below:
    Screenshot at 2017-05-02 14-34-38.jpeg
  • Lost all Wireless for no reason, the usual fix of restarting nm-applet and/or network-manager had no effect... had wired (eth0) though. but no wireless adaptor seen.
  • Bleachbit as root (which uses su-to-root -X -c bleachbit) to launch does nothing from mint menu - launches fine from mate-terminal
  • CPU (i3) is constantly running. Usually system load at idle is 0.08 or less - since update never below 1.00
There's more, but I really don't have much time today... I'll post more if I get the chance

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:15 am
by chrisuk
Just applied the latest updates - CPU back to normal, Bleachbit and other apps requiring root launch fine from mint menu... well done guys and gals ;)

(still wide icon spacing/padding in notification area... not sure about wifi yet)

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:18 am
by petko_alov
I'm using GreenLaguna theme with MATE-Faenza icons. The minus sign icon from the selectors in desktop configuration menus (font size, panel size, etc.) is missing and replaced with a red cross - not sure is this due to theme engine or to icon theme...
Screenshot at 2017-05-02 17-09-18.png
Screenshot at 2017-05-02 17-17-12.png
Regards,

Petko

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:39 am
by cirmos
clem wrote:@cirmos: I can't reproduce the issue with the volume control. Make sure mate-volume-control-applet is running. Run it manually to see if it works. Check in Startup applications to make sure it's checked. And don't hesitate to run "mate-panel --reset" if you want to reset your applet configuration.
"Hangerőszabályozó" = volume control
"Nyomkövetési/töréspont csapda" = "Trace/breakpoint trap"
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Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:41 am
by clem
petko_alov wrote:I'm using GreenLaguna theme with MATE-Faenza icons. The minus sign icon from the selectors in desktop configuration menus (font size, panel size, etc.) is missing and replaced with a red cross.
This is GTK3. There's nothing themes can do to change that.

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:41 am
by clem
chrisuk wrote:Just applied the latest updates - CPU back to normal, Bleachbit and other apps requiring root launch fine from mint menu... well done guys and gals ;)

(still wide icon spacing/padding in notification area... not sure about wifi yet)
Which theme is that?

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:45 am
by chrisuk
clem wrote:
chrisuk wrote:Just applied the latest updates - CPU back to normal, Bleachbit and other apps requiring root launch fine from mint menu... well done guys and gals ;)

(still wide icon spacing/padding in notification area... not sure about wifi yet)
Which theme is that?
One that you'll say I shouldn't be using on LMDE... mint-y dark with mint x icons ;)

BTW, I spoke too soon; CPU is back to 1.00 and above at idle

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:47 am
by clem
cirmos wrote:
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That happens when GTK2 and GTK3 code is being mixed. Typically here it looks like part of your MATE desktop wasn't properly updates.

Make sure all your MATE packages are 1.18:

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dpkg -l | grep mate | grep betsy
And if you didn't logout after the updates, please do so in case you're still running the old DE.

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:48 am
by clem
One that you'll say I shouldn't be using on LMDE... mint-y dark with mint x icons ;)
You can read minds :)

I'll just give you that, in case it helps: https://github.com/linuxmint/mint-theme ... a370bf9175

But other than that, you're on your own :)

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:50 am
by chrisuk
clem wrote:
One that you'll say I shouldn't be using on LMDE... mint-y dark with mint x icons ;)
You can read minds :)
LOL, well, nearly ;) But it was fine before the update... I'll try another dark theme and see what happens

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:53 am
by chrisuk
OK, I tried with Blackmate... it's fine... my own fault :oops: Sorry if I had anyone searching for a bug that wasn't there (well, it's not there but it is here ;) )

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 10:54 am
by chrisuk
clem wrote:
One that you'll say I shouldn't be using on LMDE... mint-y dark with mint x icons ;)
You can read minds :)

I'll just give you that, in case it helps: https://github.com/linuxmint/mint-theme ... a370bf9175

But other than that, you're on your own :)
Thanks for the link, Clem

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:03 am
by sdibaja
Clem: I don't know if the following is related to the "Notification Area" crash or not.
I just ran the 1.18 updates but Not the mate-notification-daemon package... it still borked

Also:
1. when moving items from one panel to another it just shows a black strip, need to log out/log in to get it working
2. when taking an item in the Menu and (right click) "Add launcher to panel" the entire panel freezes, requires reboot.

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:06 am
by chrisuk
Well, that was quick and easy:
Screenshot at 2017-05-02 16-02-33.jpeg
(*crosses fingers that I've not broken something else )

Thanks again, Clem

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:38 am
by cirmos
clem wrote: That happens when GTK2 and GTK3 code is being mixed. Typically here it looks like part of your MATE desktop wasn't properly updates.

Make sure all your MATE packages are 1.18:

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dpkg -l | grep mate | grep betsy
And if you didn't logout after the updates, please do so in case you're still running the old DE.
The problem with volume control is solved, thank you.

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:14 pm
by sdibaja
I just got this update "mate-panel", I am now able to create a new "Notification Area", all else seems to be working OK.
Thanks Clem

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

*** PS: item 2 in my post above was not fixed. "2. when taking an item in the Menu and (right click) "Add launcher to panel" the entire panel freezes, requires reboot." This is a royal pain.

I do not use the default configuration, I modify to the Traditional Mate / Gnome2 style and the use Menu Bar instead of the Mint Menu. I also use several launchers and shortcuts in the panel. I find it More Intuitive (and less clicks) than the Mint Cinnamon style that was thrust upon us. :-)
thanks again

Re: MATE 1.18 updates

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 1:13 pm
by JosephM
The icon spacing issue is fixed in Mint-Y in master. With most things in Mate now gtk3 the theme likely won't work well in LMDE.