[SOLVED] Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

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[SOLVED] Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by JoHubb » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:22 pm

Nothing happens when I try to open Driver Manager.

Software Manager, Software Sources, Synaptic Package Manager all working.

I'd be grateful for advice. Thanks.

John
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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by thx-1138 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:20 pm

...can you try the following in a terminal?
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdrivers/mintdrivers.py
Does a pop-up box get displayed asking for password?

A re-installation could also be of help:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall mintdrivers

If still nada, check here.
It might be needed that aptdaemon also needs to be (re-)installed:
sudo apt-get install aptdaemon

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by JoHubb » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:49 pm

Thanks.

Sadly, none of these worked. I re-booted each time.

When each command was entered, there was a password popup, and each time, this was accepted and the command was executed.

With /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdrivers/mintdrivers.py there was a download. The popup window at the end had a title: Driver Manager (as superuser).
I did not know I was a superuser, and I do not want to be one! Just an ordinary Joe will be fine till I get the hang of this...

This is the sudo output for the apt-get install:

howard@howard-System-Product-Name ~ $ sudo apt-get install aptdaemon
[sudo] password for howard:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
aptdaemon is already the newest version (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu14).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.[/c/

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by Mattyboy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:45 pm

JoHubb wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:49 pm
With /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintdrivers/mintdrivers.py there was a download. The popup window at the end had a title: Driver Manager (as superuser).
I did not know I was a superuser, and I do not want to be one! Just an ordinary Joe will be fine till I get the hang of this...
Driver manager needs to run as a superuser. Same as when you run sudo ( su SuperUser DO , sudo ). Whenever you install software in Linux you have to do it as a superuser.

If you didn't go ahead and install the Driver manager using that command.

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by JoHubb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:47 am

Thanks.

I ran that as sudo and it showed install routine as superuser.
None of these did the job - I ran them all again, re-booting each time.
thx-1138 wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:20 pm
If still nada, check here.
The last post in that thread mentioned re-install of 'python3-pyqt5'.
If this is a good idea, please post sudo command.

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:48 am

...python3-pyqt5 is not a dependency of Driver Manager, but in any case, sudo apt-get install python3-pyqt5

Try: sudo apt-get install python3-gi python3-aptdaemon python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets ubuntu-drivers-common gir1.2-xapp-1.0
This will make sure that all reverse dependencies are installed.

Does Driver Manager open with gksudo driver-manager?

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by JoHubb » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:31 am

thx-1138 wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:48 am
Try: sudo apt-get install python3-gi python3-aptdaemon python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets ubuntu-drivers-common gir1.2-xapp-1.0
This will make sure that all reverse dependencies are installed.
Nada.
Does Driver Manager open with gksudo driver-manager
Yes!!

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by JoHubb » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:51 pm

Driver Manager still not working from Control Center.

Any more advice before I format the Mint partitions and start again?

Thanks.

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by Sir Charles » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Just a thought.
If you can run gksudo driver-manager and it works, then if you could create a new launcher in the menu for Driver Manager
(in Administration for example), it might be possible to launch it from there.
I suppose that's one of the ironies of life, doing the wrong thing at the right moment -C.C.

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by thx-1138 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:45 pm

^What Marziano said.

MintMenu, Administration, hover the mouse over Driver Manager. Right-click, 'Edit Properties'. Change the command accordingly (gksudo driver-manager instead of mere driver-manager).

You could also test with a new user account (Control Center, Users & Groups, Add...), and see if that somehow fixes it.

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Re: Driver Manager not working 18.3 Mate

Post by JoHubb » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:59 pm

Solved!

Marziano, you got me on the right track.

I used the edit menu context command, and clicked on Administration. There was a revert to original option on the Driver Manager context menu and I chose that.

Driver Manager working perfectly now.

Thanks to all who helped. :D

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