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  #121  
Old 3rd June 2012, 07:33 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

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For better understanding.
You say it doen't matter wich theme or icon-theme you used, you've have missing icons in menu, panel or systray?
It didn't matter which theme I used. I had missing icons in the menu or what you can call the windows equivalent of the "start menu". I mean when you click on system, places or applications and you try to launch applications from there. (I still call that area the start menu)
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Old 3rd June 2012, 07:42 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

Hmm,
can you try disable selinux. Perhaps it blocks parts of mate.

Kernel command line in grub.cfg, use selinux=0
Code:
menuentry 'Fedora 17 (3.4.0-1.fc17.x86_64)' --class fedora --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
	load_video
	set gfxpayload=1600x1200x32
	insmod gzio
	insmod part_gpt
	insmod ext2
	set root='(hd1,gpt2)'
	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 9ccdbda8-383b-4d11-8a19-280eab204357
	echo 'WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME...'
	echo 'Loading Fedora (3.4.0-1.fc17.x86_64)'
	linux	/vmlinuz-3.4.0-1.fc17.x86_64 root=UUID=9d0c5c2f-2250-4f1b-b3c5-f1f74078fd5e ro rd.md=0 rd.lvm=0 rd.dm=0 SYSFONT=True rd.luks=0 LANG=de_DE.UTF-8  KEYTABLE=de-latin1-nodeadkeys selinux=0 rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0
	echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
	initrd /initramfs-3.4.0-1.fc17.x86_64.img
}
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Old 3rd June 2012, 07:44 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

I did disable selinux at some point by doing vi /etc/selinux/config and changing the first parameter to disabled. It's one of the first things I do.

But just to clarify, the icons are all now appearing in the virtual machine after a quick reinstall. I'll probably upgrade my real machine later.

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Old 6th June 2012, 08:28 PM
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wallpaper slideshow

Mate wallpaper slide show:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/mateslideshow/files/
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Old 8th June 2012, 03:26 PM
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Re: wallpaper slideshow

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Nice feature but i can't get it working.
I did installing/enabling it with ./Mate-wallpaper-slideshow,
choose a Wallpaper folder and don't change the default values forTransitionDuration and PictureDuration
Code:
[rave@mother ~]$ cat ~.mate-wallpaper-slideshow/mate-wallpaper-slideshow.config 
Folder /usr/share/backgrounds/images
PictureDuration 300
TransitionDuration 5
After pressing OK the backround change as expected, but after 5 min no additional background change happens.
Choosing another folder with much wallpapers doesn't help.
HTML Code:
[rave@mother ~]$ ls /home/rave/Bilder/Wallpapers/
Bumblebee.png
Bumblebee_Transformersi_1920x1200.jpg
Optimus_Prime_1200x800-grub.jpg
Optimus_Prime.png
Optimus_Prime.xpm
Sensor_Deep_by_Vathanx_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Autumn_Approaches_by_f--l--A--r--k_1280x960.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___BITUF_Charging_by_emoryu21_2560x1600.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Bumblebee_Transformers_by_timlori_1680x1050.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Bumblebee_Transformers_by_timlori_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Distant_Future_by_ladyrapid_2560x1600.png
Wallpapers-room_com___Emblem_by_Shortgreenpigg_1600x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Ergonomic_Blue_by_TheBestIsaac_1680x1050.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Fast_burn_by_derekprospero_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Intermolecular_Forces_by_f--l--A--r--k_1280x960.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Jolly_R0gers_by_xxoblivionxx_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Journeyman_Die_by_JoeJesus_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___MofC_wallpaper_by_alexiuss_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___omg_robotridingrobotdog_by_emciem_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___On_The_Wings_of_a_Dream_by_JoeJesus_2560x1600.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Optimus_Prime_Transformers_by_timlori_1920x1200.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Optimus_Prime_Transformers_by_timlori_1920x1200.png
Wallpapers-room_com___Phantasm_by_JoeJesus_2048x1536.jpg
Wallpapers-room_com___Smooth_Vision_by_JoeJesus_2048x1536.jpg
Did i someting wrong?
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Old 10th June 2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

I think this is could be a "transition duration" problem, try setting it to 0.


---------- Post added at 10:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:15 PM ----------

Ok I just did an update, and it stop working.
hmm... I also notice that the caja pattern background is no longer working anymore... it could be related... since caja is the one drawing the desktop background.
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Old 10th June 2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

Ok, i know what's going on.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-desktop/issues/16
Downgrade caja, mate-desktop and mate-settings-daemon to
caja-1.2.2-1
mate-settings-daemon-1.2.0-1
mate-desktop-1.2.0-3

then your package work.
It seems that Perberos is working to really fix mate_bg_crossfade and not disable them, but this changes aren't released for the moment.
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Old 10th June 2012, 04:33 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

wow! thank you, raveit65!
i have few questions:
do i have to remove gnome3 before installing MATE?
will i be able to install the bluecurve mouse pointer (can't live without it)?
will i have the compiz-fusion plugins, like expo view etc.?
is there gconf-editor (or an equivalent) included in MATE?
is there a way to easily transfer my gnome2 settings from f14 to f17/MATE?
lol, i started with 2 questions and they piled up quickly.
thank you in advance.
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Old 10th June 2012, 06:54 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

@do i have to remove gnome3 before installing MATE?
No, mate has any conflicts with gnome
@will i be able to install the bluecurve mouse pointer (can't live without it)?
If the theme is available in fedora repo you can choose it with 'mate-appearance-properties'
@will i have the compiz-fusion plugins, like expo view etc.?
For installing comiz you've to enable the mate-desktop-fedora-new-application-testing repo, here you find compiz-0.8.8 packages. For fc16 you need a versionlock.list, see this topic
@is there gconf-editor (or an equivalent) included in MATE?
mateconf-editor
@is there a way to easily transfer my gnome2 settings from f14 to f17/MATE?
If you mean gconf settings no, because mate apps have different names.
Specific applicattion settings, eg. claws, firefox, can be taken from fc14.
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Old 11th June 2012, 03:26 AM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

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Originally Posted by raveit65 View Post
Ok, i know what's going on.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-desktop/issues/16
Downgrade caja, mate-desktop and mate-settings-daemon to
caja-1.2.2-1
mate-settings-daemon-1.2.0-1
mate-desktop-1.2.0-3

then your package work.
It seems that Perberos is working to really fix mate_bg_crossfade and not disable them, but this changes aren't released for the moment.
good to know... thanks for figuring that out...
hope it gets fix.
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Old 16th June 2012, 02:19 AM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

trying to install Mate on Fedora 17. I do this:

Code:
 yum install https://dl.dropbox.com/u/49862637/Mate-desktop/fedora_17/mate-desktop-fedora/noarch/mate-desktop-release-17-1.fc17.noarch.rpm
then this:
Code:
yum groupinstall MATE-Desktop
and after a long list of packages I get this:
Code:
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: atril-libs-1.2.1-1.fc16.i686 (mate-desktop-fedora-updates)
           Requires: libpoppler.so.18
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
libpoppler.so.18 isn't part of Fedora 17, my system has libpoppler.so.19. (It's possible that it ships with 18 and gets updated to 19, I didn't check before doing the system updates after installing.)

I further note that a bunch of packages it wants to install are labeled as for fedora 16, not 17, including the "atril" packages the error above mentions:

Code:
--> Running transaction check
---> Package atril.i686 0:1.2.1-1.fc16 will be installed
---> Package atril-caja.i686 0:1.2.1-1.fc16 will be installed
---> Package atril-djvu.i686 0:1.2.1-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libdjvulibre.so.21 for package: atril-djvu-1.2.1-1.fc16.i686
---> Package atril-dvi.i686 0:1.2.1-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libt1.so.5 for package: atril-dvi-1.2.1-1.fc16.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libkpathsea.so.4 for package: atril-dvi-1.2.1-1.fc16.i686
---> Package atril-libs.i686 0:1.2.1-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libpoppler.so.18 for package: atril-libs-1.2.1-1.fc16.i686
---> Package caja.i686 0:1.2.2-2.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libunique-1.0.so.0 for package: caja-1.2.2-2.fc16.i686
---> Package caja-extensions.i686 0:1.2.2-2.fc16 will be installed
---> Package caja-image-converter.i686 0:1.2.0-1.fc16 will be installed
so, what seems to be the problem here? do we need updated Mate packages, or do I need to do something different?

thanks!

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Old 16th June 2012, 06:04 AM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

In the fc17 repo all packages are labeled with fc17, so I'm surprise that 'yum groupinstall MATE-Desktop' want to install fc16 packages.
And atril for fc17 is in 'mate-desktop-fedora', not iin 'mate-desktop-fedora-updates'.
Can you post the mate repo files under /etc/yum.repos.d ?
Did you make an uprade to fc17 or a fresh install?
Can you try and post
Code:
yum install atril


---------- Post added at 05:04 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:47 AM ----------

In the fc17 repo all packages are labeled with fc17, so I'm surprise that 'yum groupinstall MATE-Desktop' want to install fc16 packages.
And atril for fc17 is in 'mate-desktop-fedora', not iin 'mate-desktop-fedora-updates'.
Can you post the mate repo files under /etc/yum.repos.d ?
Did you make an uprade to fc17 or a fresh install?
Can you try and post
Code:
yum install atril
and
Code:
[rave@mother ~]$ cat /etc/issue
Fedora release 17 (Beefy Miracle)
Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
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Old 16th June 2012, 01:46 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

Ah-ha! I see my problem...

I had intially (without bothering to read carefully) pasted in a line to install mate for F16 and when it failed tried F17.

but having had a few hours sleep, and seeing your posting, made me realize I should try "yum clean all" then try again.

Voila!

thanks for the reply, and my apologies for the noise.
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Old 16th June 2012, 08:06 PM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

Btw, regarding the configuration, something like
Code:
NOCONFIGURE=1 ./autogen.sh
%configure ...
prevents configure from being run twice.
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Old 17th June 2012, 02:28 AM
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Re: MATE Desktop for fedora 16 / 17

ok, so having gotten Mate working on F17 (for the curious, I posted about a day ago regarding my own stupid failure to do it right), it seems to be working fine.

however, every time I log in I get an error box that says:

Code:
GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject
I click OK and it goes away. AFter that, everything seems to work fine, as far as I can tell.

Clues?... thanx!

Fred
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