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How to get Mutate working? [SOLVED]

Post by That Random Guy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:34 pm

I just found out about this "launcher" utility which would suit my needs wonderfully.

I'm running LM Cinnamon 18.2 and I tried to add the ppa for Mutate but received an error of it not supporting Xenial. I'm assuming it has something to do with Ubuntu?

Has anyone managed to get it working?
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Re: How to get Mutate working?

Post by catweazel » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:57 am

That Random Guy wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:34 pm
I just found out about this "launcher" utility which would suit my needs wonderfully.

I'm running LM Cinnamon 18.2 and I tried to add the ppa for Mutate but received an error of it not supporting Xenial. I'm assuming it has something to do with Ubuntu?

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Kay.

Post by That Random Guy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:02 pm

catweazel wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:57 am
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It's dead, Jim!
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A logical conclusion.
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I'll go ahead and mark this as solved... a bummer though.

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Re: How to get Mutate working? [SOLVED]

Post by phd21 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi "That Random Guy"

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It does not seem like this software is being updated or maintained anymore. There are various launchers and panels available for various versions of Linux Mint that you can install and try "cairo dock" is a good panel with launcher option.

In the link below is another link to a deb file that supposedly works for Linux Mint 18.x based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial 64-bit only, but it did not work for me, but I found others below.
Install Ubuntu 16.04 either PPA or gdebi doesn't work · Issue #136 · qdore/Mutate
https://github.com/qdore/Mutate/issues/136

I tried these links below on my Linux Mint KDE 18.2 64-bit and they did not work, missing dependency "libboost-regex1.55-dev", and I have version "libboost-regex1.58-dev" installed. I even tried compiling their source code and it failed.

For Linux Mint 17.x Trusty
64-bit
https://launchpad.net/~mutate/+archive/ ... _amd64.deb
32-bit
https://launchpad.net/~mutate/+archive/ ... m_i386.deb

The link in their forum referred to a version from "precise"
64-bit
https://launchpad.net/~mutate/+archive/ ... _amd64.deb
32-bit
https://launchpad.net/~mutate/+archive/ ... m_i386.deb

Hope this helps ...
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Re: How to get Mutate working? [SOLVED]

Post by phd21 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:30 pm

Hi "That Random Guy",

From what I just read people prefer a launcher "Albert" over "mutate"? My KDE systems already have a built-in quick launcher like these called "Krunner".

Mutate and Albert Launcher - Development Discussion / 16.04 Xenial - Ubuntu MATE Community
https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/mutate- ... ncher/4709


`Albert`: A Fast, Lightweight Quick Launcher For Linux ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/01/albert-f ... ncher.html

From the Albert developers - Installing Albert
https://albertlauncher.github.io/docs/installing/

There are various methods to install "Albert".

I used the Webupd8 PPA anyway for other Linux software and "Albert".

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install albert

Or from the OpenSUSE OBS system
Linux Mint 18.x Linux deb file - save and double-click to install
64-bit
https://download.opensuse.org/repositor ... _amd64.deb
32-bit
https://download.opensuse.org/repositor ... 5_i386.deb


Or add their repository
For LinuxMint 18.x (xUbuntu 16.04) run the following:

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sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/manuelschneid3r/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:manuelschneid3r.list"

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wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:manuelschneid3r/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key -O Release.key

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sudo apt-key add - < Release.key

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get install albert

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Kay.

Post by catweazel » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:19 am

That Random Guy wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:02 pm
catweazel wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:57 am
<star trek voice on>
It's dead, Jim!
<star trek voice off>
<star trek voice on>
A logical conclusion.
<star trek voice off>
lol
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck

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Wow!

Post by That Random Guy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:59 pm

@phd21
You just did the work of a whole team! Christ! :)

You have no idea how much this has helped! I went ahead and installed Albert. For whatever reason, the keyboard binding won't work via its settings. Nonetheless, it has good features and works wonderfully fast.

Truth be told, I thought launchers referred to something else entirely. I didn't think the actual utility itself (like unity dash) was called a launcher.

I additionally installed Synapse (for kicks) but it doesn't seem to be working at all on 18.2. For some reason I have to type in some code into the terminal for it to even let me get input.

Aside from Albert's minor glitch, I'd say this was a success. I got to learn something too.

Thank-you.

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Re: Wow!

Post by phd21 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Hi "That Random Guy",

You are welcome...
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