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mate-tweak and icons

Postby millpond » 2019-01-11 23:58

I cannot seem to get mate-tweak to enable the Mate deskto enable icons.

I was able toget it to work once, by installing gnome tweaks, and then reinstalling mate-tweak.
Icons were originally there until I killed a rooted terminal with multiple tabs, and then the problems began.

This is an older C2Q system, and boots up to the console. I start Mate with startx. I removed the greeter on this buster/sid system as an update seemed to wreak haoc on a system where everything was originally working fine after install from DVD ISOs.

I am currently filling the system up with development tools, and with SID do expect some instabilities.
What I am basically looking for is a way to force a Mate session to use desktop icons, especially as root, as the system will not boot to a user account in geological time for some reason. I will deal with security issues at some future time, as they are currently irrelevant now. Everything else seems to be running fine, with pc-manfm acting as a makeshift desktop.
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby stevepusser » 2019-01-12 03:32

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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-12 11:22

millpond wrote:I start Mate with startx

Try
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echo "exec mate-session" > ~/.xsession
startx

Is that any better?
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby TonyT » 2019-01-12 16:45

Install dconfi-editor.
Navigate to org > mate > caja > desktop.
Select the icons you want to see.
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby millpond » 2019-01-13 00:00

@steve
I'm stealing that gif. Perfect for this system.
My old system, which survived intact from LMDE2 through Jessie updates, with debian-multimedia thrown in - died a while back when it seemd all my seagate boot disks bit the dust.
I'm recomposing a *massive* system - cant use backups, as they are 32 bit!
So long as its firing on enough cylinders to move forward, I am happy until I get the system built up. Then I'll fix it up.
Now, I have 20k packages with ??? more to go.

Havent started perl yet.
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby millpond » 2019-01-13 00:09

hoas & tony - many thanks for the tips.

.xsession wasnt anywhere to be found. And dconf is an excellent utility I did not know about - and certainly will be using.
However these suggestions did not work. Mate boots fine from startx. But nary an icon. Strange,

Do icons have any real dependencies?
Is there any way to turn off the .desktop stuff, and just run /desktop off of symlinks?


Off Topic: OpenDNS is still blacklisting FDN
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2019-01-13 01:26

millpond wrote:Off Topic: OpenDNS is still blacklisting FDN

Nope.
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$ dig forums.debian.net @208.67.222.222

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-9+deb8u15-Debian <<>> forums.debian.net @208.67.222.222
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 26737
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:
; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;forums.debian.net.      IN   A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
forums.debian.net.   3600   IN   A   217.196.43.138

;; Query time: 196 msec
;; SERVER: 208.67.222.222#53(208.67.222.222)
;; WHEN: Sun Jan 13 15:13:36 NZDT 2019
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 62
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby millpond » 2019-01-13 03:00

Odd. I get:
https://block.opendns.com/main?url=7180 ... ging=&nref

This is VPN dns.

Using tor's for this site.
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Re: mate-tweak and icons

Postby millpond » 2019-01-13 03:10

Odd. I get:
https://block.opendns.com/main?url=7180 ... ging=&nref

This is VPN dns.

Using tor's for this site.
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