Linux Mint 16: Can't view Déjà Dup Preferences

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Linux Mint 16: Can't view Déjà Dup Preferences

Postby fnadde42 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:42 pm

I have just recently migrated my digital life from Ubuntu 12.10 to Linux Mint 16. I am starting to get a little bit familiar with the environment but I have ran into a few problems, one of them being trouble with installing Déjà Dup. I go into the software manager and select the package deja-dup, install it but it does not appear in the menu. I enter the menu editor and see that deja dup is there but not "checked". I fix it and it appears in the menu. But when I run it it starts to backup immediately, without my permission. I go back in the menu editor and edit the properties of deja dup and the command is deja-dup --backup. Well, since I am familiar with the terminal, I open it and start deja dup with the command deja-dup-preferences. It seems to run ok (I have successfully made my first backup). Now I'm kind of a n00b as to how the relation between Ubuntu (where it works like a charm) and Linux Mint but clearly someone has to do something about this.

If you cant view the Déjà Dup Preferences panel: Here is a way to fix it:
  1. Right click on Mint Menu and Configure it
  2. Open the menu-editor
  3. Find DejaDup menu-post (it can be disguised under another name)
  4. Select the menu post and click Properties
  5. In the Command-field, type: deja-dup-preferences and click OK.
Now Deja Dup should start up showing the preference-panel.

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Re: Linux Mint 16: Can't view Déjà Dup Preferences

Postby joshkdev » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:50 pm

Thanks for the tip! This same issue was driving me a bit mad trying to sort it out.

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Re: Linux Mint 16: Can't view Déjà Dup Preferences

Postby Don_Pedro » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:23 am

Yes, that drove me mad too !
I found this , very useful and could install.
It's in french but easy to understand : ... t-il-.html
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Re: Linux Mint 16: Can't view Déjà Dup Preferences

Postby jmt95 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:54 pm

Thank's love Déjà dup!

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