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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 9th, '13, 20:51

Then either use su - root or gksu gedit as your normal user.

Without using gedit, you can just su to root and then use any editor your want, e.g. vi:

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vi /etc/xdg/autostart/polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1.desktop


Apart from that, if you continue to have issues with this, please start a separate thread, this doesn't belong here.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 9th, '13, 21:10

OK, I tried that entry and was also unsuccessful and I think that maybe needs to be edited in a programmng environment. Whatever it takes, I'll leave that to tarakbumba or someone more familiar in that area. I won't start another thread on it as I'm busy trying to solve another problem.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Jun 9th, '13, 22:19

@azziam, did you install latest updates? They should solve the issues except theme issue. I have installed GNOME to my two machines. One has blue, like you; and the other has orange window borders in almost all Mate themes.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 9th, '13, 22:42

I got the update that fixed single-cllick. I see no other updates from your repos. I still can't log in to Gnome 3. You can see by the last few posts that I am unable to edit polkit. I just checked again and get no updates available so I'm up to date for now.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Jun 9th, '13, 23:36

That's weird. I pushed mate-session-manager and mate-polkit updates last night. I get those updates from my repo. You may need to run urpmi --auto-update

EDIT: Urpmi command was written false by mistake.I corrected that. Thanks doktor5000
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 9th, '13, 23:44

If I try that in a terminal as root I get:

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[pete@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost pete]# urpmi --auto-updates
Unknown option: auto-updates
urpmi version 7.27.2
Copyright (C) 1999-2010 by Mandriva
Copyright (C) 2011-2013 by Mageia
This is free software and may be redistributed under the terms of the GNU GPL.

usage:
  --help         - print this help message.
  --media        - use only the given media, separated by comma.
  --excludemedia - do not use the given media, separated by comma.
  --update       - use only update media.
  --searchmedia  - use only the given media to search requested packages.
  --sortmedia    - sort media according to substrings separated by comma.
  --synthesis    - use the given synthesis instead of urpmi db.
  --auto         - non-interactive mode, assume default answers to questions.
  --auto-select  - automatically select packages to upgrade the system.
  --auto-update  - update media then upgrade the system.
    --no-md5sum    - disable MD5SUM file checking.
    --force-key    - force update of gpg key.
  --auto-orphans - remove orphans without asking
  --no-suggests  - do not auto select "suggested" packages.
  --no-uninstall - never ask to uninstall a package, abort the installation.
  --no-install   - don't install packages (only download)
  --keep         - keep existing packages if possible, reject requested
                   packages that lead to removals.
  --split-level  - split in small transaction if more than given packages
                   are going to be installed or upgraded,
                   default is 1.
  --split-length - small transaction length, default is 8.
  --fuzzy, -y    - impose fuzzy search.
  --buildrequires - install the buildrequires of the packages
  --install-src  - install only source package (no binaries).
  --clean        - remove rpm from cache before anything else.
  --noclean      - don't clean rpms from cache.
  --justdb       - update only the rpm db, not the filesystem.
  --downgrade    - downgrade a package from the version currently installed
                   to the previously highest version
  --replacepkgs  - force installing packages which are already installed.
  --force        - force invocation even if some packages do not exist.
  --allow-nodeps - allow asking user to install packages without
                   dependencies checking.
  --allow-force  - allow asking user to install packages without
                   dependencies checking and integrity.
  --allow-suggests - auto select "suggested" packages.
  --parallel     - distributed urpmi across machines of alias.
  --root         - use another root for rpm installation.
  --urpmi-root   - use another root for urpmi db & rpm installation.
  --use-distrib  - configure urpmi on the fly from a distrib tree, useful
                   to install a chroot with --root option.
  --metalink     - generate and use a local metalink.
  --download-all - download all needed packages before trying to install them
  --downloader   - program to use to retrieve distant files.
                   known programs: curl, wget, prozilla, aria2
  --curl-options - additional options to pass to curl
  --rsync-options- additional options to pass to rsync
  --wget-options - additional options to pass to wget
  --prozilla-options - additional options to pass to prozilla
  --aria2-options - additional options to pass to aria2
  --limit-rate   - limit the download speed.
  --resume       - resume transfer of partially-downloaded files
                   (--no-resume disables it, default is disabled).
  --proxy        - use specified HTTP proxy, the port number is assumed
                   to be 1080 by default (format is <proxyhost[:port]>).
  --proxy-user   - specify user and password to use for proxy
                   authentication (format is <user:password>).
  --bug          - output a bug report in directory indicated by
                   next arg.
  --env          - use specific environment (typically a bug report).
  --verify-rpm   - verify rpm signature before installation
                   (--no-verify-rpm disables it, default is enabled).
  --test         - only verify if the installation can be achieved correctly.
  --excludepath  - exclude path separated by comma.
  --excludedocs  - exclude doc files.
  --ignoresize   - don't verify disk space before installation.
  --ignorearch   - allow to install rpms for unmatched architectures.
  --noscripts    - do not execute package scriptlet(s)
  --replacefiles - ignore file conflicts
  --skip         - packages which installation should be skipped
  --prefer       - packages which should be preferred
  --more-choices - when several packages are found, propose more choices
                   than the default.
  --nolock       - don't lock rpm db.
  --strict-arch  - upgrade only packages with the same architecture.
  -a             - select all matches on command line.
  -p             - allow search in provides to find package.
  -P             - do not search in provides to find package.
  --quiet, -q    - quiet mode.
  --verbose, -v  - verbose mode.
  --debug        - very verbose mode.

  names or rpm files given on command line will be installed.
[root@localhost pete]#


Remember I'm new to Mageia and I'm not a Linux expert. I need to study more when I can get time. urpmi is new to me.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby doktor5000 » Jun 9th, '13, 23:58

It's --auto-update, minus the "s"
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 10th, '13, 00:16

OK, good! It listed all mediums as up-to-date but said it was installing 38 depencies and your updates were included. I got updates for session-manager, marco, polkit, and themes plus the other bunch of stuff I must have been needing.

Cool. I just logged out (switch user) and logged into Gnome 3 as root, and back with no problem. Themes are still messed up but I haven't rebooted.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Jun 10th, '13, 18:25

When running the auto-updates...

warning: undefined reference to <schema id='org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.updates'/>
/usr/share/mime/packages/tupi.xml:9: namespace error : Namespace prefix desktop on can-edit-with is not defined
<desktop:can-edit-with>tupi.desktop</desktop:can-edit-with>

And

warning: undefined reference to <schema id='org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.updates'/>

Both related to the mate-themes rpm. First one was installing the new rpm, second one was removing the old. Is this a bad script inside the rpm?
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Jun 10th, '13, 19:46

It is not related with MATE i think. It is about GNOME and it won't make any harm.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Jun 10th, '13, 20:07

It was on the mate-themes package though. I wasn't installing anything for GNOME, just the updates for mate that you've pushed.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 10th, '13, 20:31

I didn't see those warnings when I did the update or I would have posted. Any change in behavior of themes? When I first clicked on Window Borders it showed many with orange title bars including Traditional Green. Clicking on any of them still gives a blue title bar. Then all in the list that were orange are black after I've selected green laguna.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Jun 10th, '13, 21:13

azziam wrote:I didn't see those warnings when I did the update or I would have posted. Any change in behavior of themes? When I first clicked on Window Borders it showed many with orange title bars including Traditional Green. Clicking on any of them still gives a blue title bar. Then all in the list that were orange are black after I've selected green laguna.


I haven't messed with the themes. I'm afraid to while it's working lol.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby danths » Jun 14th, '13, 22:43

when closed mate-terminal directly lose the sound so I logout again to have sound.

one else has the same problem;
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Jun 15th, '13, 03:59

I've got another issue...
Despite the power management settings being set to turn off the display after 30 minutes... it never does go off. Gnome, GnomeClassic, and KDE all work fine.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 15th, '13, 07:19

My screen goes blank after 15 minutes although it's set to stay on for an hour with screensaver to come on after 30 minutes. Screensaver comes on OK if set for shorter idle period. I think it wasn't working right in Gnome either. I'll test more when I get a chance but there definitely is a problem with power management.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 15th, '13, 07:24

danths wrote:when closed mate-terminal directly lose the sound so I logout again to have sound.

one else has the same problem;


Sometimes when I boot up I have no sound. In PCLOS I could use "service alsa force-restart" (I believe that's the command) to turn on the audio driver but that command didn't work in Mageia. If it happens again, I'll try logging out and in.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Jun 19th, '13, 07:14

About the issues with traditional green, I discovered today that if you set it to TradGreen theme, then customize it and change the window border to something else, and then BACK to TradGren, the correct colors are there. Huh. Odd.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 20th, '13, 01:02

A few days ago it seemed the screensaver and power saving was partly working here and then for a few days, I was unable to boot this OS because it would get part way and quit. Today it boots fine and I tried again the power saving and screensaver and neither is working at all. I tried the trick get colors in the desktop theme and trad. green stayed blue on top just as before. Glad it worked differently for someone. Again, it does the same for me if I log into a Gnome 3 session and try to customize so I don't think it's a Mate problem.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby ralgith » Jun 20th, '13, 01:10

azziam wrote:A few days ago it seemed the screensaver and power saving was partly working here and then for a few days, I was unable to boot this OS because it would get part way and quit. Today it boots fine and I tried again the power saving and screensaver and neither is working at all. I tried the trick get colors in the desktop theme and trad. green stayed blue on top just as before. Glad it worked differently for someone. Again, it does the same for me if I log into a Gnome 3 session and try to customize so I don't think it's a Mate problem.


Did you fully set it to another window border, close the theme settings, go back in and change window border only back to tradgreen? That was my step by step.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby azziam » Jun 20th, '13, 01:20

Yes, just tried it again exactly as you said.. I'm going to leave it this way and see if it decides to turn green after a while! Maybe after a reboot.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Jul 1st, '13, 00:10

Hi again. Sorry for late answer. I'm in the middle of moving another city. It will took a while to get a new home and working interternet connection. So please be patient until August (sorry for that too late, i know). There is a bug in mate-screensaver and it has been fixed upstream, also there are new bugfix releases but i can not package them for now. I have committed all mate packages to mageia svn repo and will wait final discussion on my proposal. Thank you all for testing those packages and feedbacking. Hope i can manage to set my new home and internet before expected date.
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby Dupo » Aug 10th, '13, 00:02

Hi,

can you tell us if new mate packages will be available soon for Mageia 3 (updates) ?

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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby tarakbumba » Aug 13th, '13, 11:00

Hi. I still do not have a working internet connection. Writing from a relative's computer. I'll start work on MATE end of this month. Please be patient. Thanks
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Re: [Preview] MATE Desktop Environment

Postby omelette » Aug 16th, '13, 20:45

I have just installed Mate on a new Mageia 3 KDE 32-bit setup and it refuses to load. It will 'pause' for about 30 secs on the Mageia splash screen, do a screen resolution-change, then just sit there. Thankfully, killing X brings up the login manager, (I normally login automatically) allowing me to load the KDE desktop environment.

Is there anything else I can do go get it to load?
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