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xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicators

Postby kbdeamon » 2019-01-22 19:07

Hi, I am a Linux idiot and I a did a dumb thing.

While running Debian Jessie, I removed maya 2017 that I installed using alien.
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sudo apt remove adlm*
After that I lost my network Notification and Indicator icons, Windows drives (this is a duel boot system) that used to display on the desktop disappeared and Firefox Quantum started to leave trailing windows when being moved. I am not able to attach an image of my "Session and Startup" but I do not see any Items in my Notification and Indicator properties. I also do not see any Notification or Indicator check boxes in "Session and Startup".

I tried the below steps but non worked. Can anyone please give me some suggestions?
(1) restarting the panel -- DID NOT WORK
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xfce4-panel -r

(2) renaming the session folders in .cache and .config -- DID NOT WORK
(3) creating a new user to see if this is a profile issue -- DID NOT WORK in that I am receiving the same results
(4) this thread did not help http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=130074&p=626487&hilit=xfce4+indicator#p626487 and neither did anything that I googled https://askubuntu.com/questions/517467/how-to-display-network-manager-icon-on-xfce-panel (cant even find these indicators on my version) -- DID NOT WORK
(5) Upgrading to Debian Stretch 9.6 -- DID NOT WORK
(7) Looking for gnome related apps gives me the below but I do not understand how this relates to the panel
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~$ find . -name nm-applet 2>/dev/null
./.gconf/apps/nm-applet

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debian:/etc/xdg/autostart$ ls
at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop
gnome-keyring-pkcs11.desktop
gnome-keyring-secrets.desktop
gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop
gsettings-data-convert.desktop
light-locker.desktop
nm-applet.desktop
orca-autostart.desktop
polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop
print-applet.desktop
pulseaudio.desktop
xfce4-clipman-plugin-autostart.desktop
xfce4-notes-autostart.desktop
xfce4-power-manager.desktop
xfce4-volumed.desktop
xfsettingsd.desktop
xscreensaver.desktop

(6) Attempting to reinstall adlm* -- DID NOT WORK result is below
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root@debian:/etc/xdg/autostart# apt-get install adlm*
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'adlmflexnetserver' for glob 'adlm*'
Note, selecting 'adlmflexnetclient' for glob 'adlm*'
Note, selecting 'adlmapps12' for glob 'adlm*'
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  alsa-base evince-gtk firebird2.5-common firebird2.5-common-doc
  firebird2.5-server-common firebird3.0-common firebird3.0-common-doc g++-4.9
  gstreamer0.10-alsa kdelibs5-data libalgorithm-c3-perl
  libarchive-extract-perl libart-2.0-2 libattica0.4 libaudio2
  libb-hooks-endofscope-perl libbind9-90 libbonoboui2-0 libbonoboui2-common
  libboost-system1.55.0 libclass-c3-perl libclass-c3-xs-perl
  libclass-method-modifiers-perl libclass-xsaccessor-perl libcolamd2.8.0
  libcpan-changes-perl libcpan-meta-perl libdata-optlist-perl
  libdata-perl-perl libdata-section-perl libdbus-1-dev libdbusmenu-qt2
  libdevel-caller-perl libdevel-globaldestruction-perl libdevel-lexalias-perl
  libdlrestrictions1 libdns100 libefivar0 libegl1-mesa-drivers libept1.4.12
  libexporter-tiny-perl libfbclient2 libfbembed2.5 libfile-slurp-perl
  libgeoclue0 libgetopt-long-descriptive-perl libglade2-0 libglew1.10
  libgnome2-0 libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common libgnomeui-0
  libgnomeui-common libgphoto2-port10 libhunspell-1.3-0 libical1a libidl-2-0
  libimobiledevice4 libimport-into-perl libintl-perl libintl-xs-perl
  libio-stringy-perl libisc95 libisccc90 libisccfg90 libjasper1
  libjpeg-turbo-progs libkdecore5 libkdeui5 libkeybinder0
  liblist-moreutils-perl libllvm3.5 liblog-message-perl
  liblog-message-simple-perl liblwres90 libmariadbclient18 libmng1
  libmodule-build-perl libmodule-implementation-perl
  libmodule-load-conditional-perl libmodule-pluggable-perl
  libmodule-runtime-perl libmodule-signature-perl libmoo-perl
  libmoox-handlesvia-perl libmro-compat-perl libmysqlclient18
  libnamespace-autoclean-perl libnamespace-clean-perl libopenvg1-mesa
  liborbit2 liborcus-0.8-0 libpackage-constants-perl libpackage-stash-perl
  libpackage-stash-xs-perl libpadwalker-perl libpango1.0-0
  libparams-classify-perl libparams-util-perl libparams-validate-perl
  libpath-tiny-perl libperl4-corelibs-perl libplist2 libpng12-0
  libpod-latex-perl libpod-markdown-perl libpod-readme-perl libpoppler46
  libpython2.7 libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-opengl libqt4-script
  libqt4-sql libqt4-sql-mysql libqt4-sql-sqlite libqt4-svg libqt4-xml
  libqt4-xmlpatterns libqtcore4 libqtdbus4 libqtgui4 libqtwebkit4 libreadline6
  libregexp-common-perl libreoffice-sdbc-firebird librole-tiny-perl
  libsoftware-license-perl libstdc++-4.9-dev libstrictures-perl
  libsub-exporter-perl libsub-exporter-progressive-perl libsub-identify-perl
  libsub-install-perl libterm-ui-perl libtext-soundex-perl
  libtext-template-perl libtommath1 libtry-tiny-perl libturbojpeg0
  libturbojpeg1 libtype-tiny-perl libtype-tiny-xs-perl libunicode-utf8-perl
  libusbmuxd2 libv4l-0 libv4lconvert0 libvariable-magic-perl libvte-2.90-9
  libvte-2.90-common libvte-common libvte9 libwebrtc-audio-processing-0
  libwps-0.3-3 libxapian22 libxfce4util6 libxfcegui4-4
  linux-headers-3.16.0-7-amd64 linux-headers-3.16.0-7-common
  linux-image-4.7.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 linux-kbuild-3.16 mysql-common
  python-dbus-dev python-gconf python-gnome2 python-gobject python-gtk2
  python-keybinder python-notify python-numpy python-pyorbit python-support
  python-vte qdbus qt-at-spi qtchooser qtcore4-l10n xfce-keyboard-shortcuts
  xfce4-artwork xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin xfce4-volumed xscreensaver
  xscreensaver-data
Use 'apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.


Any help is appreciated.
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-22 19:21

Perhaps the glob was a bad idea? Maya is cool though...

The autoremove statement in the output suggests that you have fallen foul of the problem described in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=104157

I would try re-installing the desktop task:
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# apt install task-xfce-desktop

Upgrading from jessie to stretch in such a random and slipshod fashion was probably a really bad idea btw.
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby bw123 » 2019-01-22 19:31

I'm not a regex expert, but runnning that command
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$ apt -s remove adlm*

was pretty weird. Looks like it matches everything with adl in the name instead of adlm at the beginning...

and then you ran
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apt-get install adlm*

wow, that is really bad thinking. Then you tried an os upgrade? or was that before you ran another weird wildcard command? Sorry, we have all been there, it's just part of the learning curve. The point is don't use wildcards with apt unless you're real sure what they do. Always read before hitting enter.

So you now have a broken debian stretch? Maybe it would be easiest to back up the data and reinstall? or look in the history for apt and reinstall all the pkgs you removed?

p.s.
I tried to look up https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... xnetserver but it DID NOT WORK.
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby kbdeamon » 2019-01-22 19:49

[quote="Head_on_a_Stick"]
I would try re-installing the desktop task:
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# apt install task-xfce-desktop
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Yes, those were definitely dumb moves; boy do I regret them now. I was trying to follow this https://gist.github.com/borgfriend/b83467639cb8039dc79974bf780a4994 which is installation geared. But in the mean time, do I have to uninstall the xfce to re-install it or do I just reinstall right on top of the existing xfce?
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby kbdeamon » 2019-01-22 19:55

bw123 wrote:Then you tried an os upgrade? or was that before you ran another weird wildcard command? Sorry, we have all been there, it's just part of the learning curve. The point is don't use wildcards with apt unless you're real sure what they do. Always read before hitting enter.

So you now have a broken debian stretch? Maybe it would be easiest to back up the data and reinstall? or look in the history for apt and reinstall all the pkgs you removed?

p.s.
I tried to look up https://packages.debian.org/search?keyw ... xnetserver but it DID NOT WORK.


Yea dumb. It looks like the system is somewhat broken at this point. Probably easier to re-install. The problem is that this Debian came per-installed and the machine is dual boot on M.2 nVME so there is that to consider in doing a complete reinstall. I am thinking that you did not find adlmflexnetserver because it may be some pre-install thing that the vendor put in (i'll talk to them but while they install Linux it is really not supported ). :-(
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-22 19:57

kbdeamon wrote:do I have to uninstall the xfce to re-install it or do I just reinstall right on top of the existing xfce?

Just run my suggested command, it will install anything that's missing.
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby bw123 » 2019-01-22 19:59

use aptitude
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby kbdeamon » 2019-01-22 20:39

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
kbdeamon wrote:do I have to uninstall the xfce to re-install it or do I just reinstall right on top of the existing xfce?

Just run my suggested command, it will install anything that's missing.


this got me some of the way there. Thanks a million!!!!

The networking notification is now back but it is showing many connections and i do not really see the networking icon just the notification. The garbage can is still missing.

I think that there is some sort of interference between the NetworkManger and manual configuration in /etc/network/interfaces so I commented out eht0 but it does not seem like the Notification icon updates that even after restart. I also tried to edit the connections via nmtui and that is not resolving the issue of showing multiple connection items when I only have 1. Not sure if there is anything more that I can do. Re-install may be inevitable.

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@debian:/etc/network$ cat interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# eth0
#auto eth0
#allow-hotplug eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
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Re: xfce 4.12 removed maya2017 lost Notification & Indicator

Postby kbdeamon » 2019-02-09 16:18

Hi all, I re-installed the system and got the trash bin back as well as the network notification.
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