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by geoffkaniuk
2021-01-22 13:47
Forum: Installation
Topic: LogFileViewerPermissionsIssue
Replies: 0
Views: 3149

LogFileViewerPermissionsIssue

I am trying to use Log File Viewer in Buster with Mate 1.20.4. I would like to see possible PHP errors, which are usually shown in the apache2 logs. But Log File Viewer will not show those, giving the message: Error opening directory 'var/log/apache2': Permission denied If I launch the viewer from t...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-11-15 17:25
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Default path setting after upgrade to Buster
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Re: Default path setting after upgrade to Buster

Post by CwF » 2020-11-15 16:23 Interesting. I have three with etc/profile dated 03/04/2016. ... I'll check ... Issues? No issues - I wanted to make sure that somehow /sbin had not been added to the local PATH in the intervening years. I am having a discussion with Geany as to why I needed to use su...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-11-15 12:42
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: Default path setting after upgrade to Buster
Replies: 3
Views: 2192

Default path setting after upgrade to Buster

Following my recent upgrade to Buster, I notice that several files relating to the PATH setting have fairly old dates. I assume that this means that the configuration in these files has not changed: /etc/login.defs, /etc/profile /root is empty ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc ~/.bash_profile and ~/.bash_login ...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-09-25 14:45
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: BUSTER:MATE Icons not rendered in Save As dialogue.
Replies: 0
Views: 2524

BUSTER:MATE Icons not rendered in Save As dialogue.

When saving a new document via the Save As ... dialogue the displayed file list shows some filenames with out icons. The example I show here happens in Gnumeric, but the same thing occurs when saving a newly created file in Pluma. The typical sequence is: 1. File->New 2. Paste from clipboard 3. Save...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-09-09 15:07
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [^]BUSTER:MATE: desktop issues in search-tool, caja, pluma.
Replies: 7
Views: 4364

Re: BUSTER:MATE: desktop issues in search-tool, caja, pluma.

In my Buster mate desktop there is a 'Users and Groups' applet under System -> Administration. It is not in mine, but then I am missing gnome-system-tools . I also do not have mate-desktop-environment-extras . It has a lot of recommends, and some of those I do have. The caja-admin package looks int...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-09-07 17:40
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [^]BUSTER:MATE: desktop issues in search-tool, caja, pluma.
Replies: 7
Views: 4364

Re: BUSTER:MATE: desktop issues in search-tool, caja, pluma.

Hi, Create another user and try that? As I am running a single-user system, I never considered that - many thanks! In Jessie there used to be a 'Users and Groups' applet, but that has vanished in Buster. So I created a normal user via sudo adduser and then added 'newgeoff' to sudoers with NOPASSWD....
by geoffkaniuk
2020-09-04 13:38
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [^]BUSTER:MATE: desktop issues in search-tool, caja, pluma.
Replies: 7
Views: 4364

[^]BUSTER:MATE: desktop issues in search-tool, caja, pluma.

I have several buster+mate issues following my upgrade from stretch. My display manager is lightdm . Some, (but not all) of my issues include: mate-search-tool: Fails to find files with known content. caja: Seems to spend a lot of time indexing? pluma: Does not render directory icons in save dialogu...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-28 20:16
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'

Thanks for the link Head_on_a_Stick. That clarifies the meaning of obsolete as installed, but removed from the repository.
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-27 21:43
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'

... do you see /sbin listed in the output of ... I ran three versions to show PATH, and they all produced the same result: /# echo $PATH ~$ echo $PATH ~$ sudo echo $PATH /usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/local/games:/usr/games So this does not look promising? Currently PATH is set in my /etc/profil...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-27 14:07
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'

No, don't do that. Agreed - install was loose talk and I should have said "backport" instead. But do you agree then that having downloaded Geany Plugins 1-36 , I should: backport geany-1.36 from bullseye /home$ ./configure /home$ make /home# make install to install all plugins in one go? ...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-27 12:50
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'

Why are you running "make" as root? Oops - yes that was a mistake on my part. Would that really upset things? I will of course retry. Why not backport geany and geany-plugins from Bullseye, the smart way? The only reason I am doing this is because geany-plugin-debugger has been dropped fr...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-26 21:19
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails
Replies: 10
Views: 4682

Re: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fa

... snip The file is likely stored in ~/.config/dconf/user.----snip--- Yes I have met that file, but of course could not open it - nice now to know why! Also see: man dconf On my desktop, the entry to dconf is via dconf-editor , which does have a manual, saying almost nothing of value. I do not hav...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-26 20:28
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

[SOLVED]BUSTER:GEANY-1.36 Cannot 'make install'

This is the follow-up to my post How to install geany-plugin-debugger-1.36] . I have now upgraded to buster and obtained the source for geany and its plugin-debugger. There are three stages to the build: /home$ ./configure SUCCESS /home# make SUCCESS /home# make install FAIL Below is a summary of my...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-25 17:17
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails
Replies: 10
Views: 4682

Re: BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails

Yes @shep, thanks - that worked :D. In caja.Edit.Preferences there is a Media tab which has an option "Never prompt or start programs on media insertion." When I set that to true, and then reboot, the messages have been suppressed! I had tried to hunt down a configuration file for caja but...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-24 21:24
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails
Replies: 10
Views: 4682

Re: BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails

It is useful to know that xfburn uses xorriso - not mentioned in the manual, or in its package dependencies? I think the issue starts when one inserts a blank disk. - maybe caja is responsible for that? I experimented with running xfburn from the command line in this sequence: 1. Dismiss all the err...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-24 13:55
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails
Replies: 10
Views: 4682

Re: BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails

Thanks for the suggestion to run growisofs - it works in buster, but it did not in stretch. For the record, I have a directory ../live containing image files for Buster and Mate along with other text files. The following commands completed successfully: ~$ growisofs -dry-run -Z /dev/dvd live/* ~$ gr...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-23 12:44
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails
Replies: 10
Views: 4682

[SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE Xfburn writes to CD but DVD write fails

This is a continuation of a problem I had in stretch Caja fails to copy file to DVD . I have installed Xfburn in buster. I can write/read data on 700MB CD; read data on 4.7GB DVD but can not write data to a blank DVD. When I insert a blank DVD into the drive I get the Unable to mount Blank DVD-R Dis...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-20 11:29
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE: configure login
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: BUSTER:MATE: configure login

It often pays to do a web search, ... Many thanks for your timely reply. Perhaps you missed the beginning of my post, where I stated that I had consulted the wiki, and found that the very first suggested command failed. The other thing that dissuaded me from the solution was that there was no exist...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-19 21:18
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE: configure login
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Re: BUSTER:MATE: configure login

Check ls -l /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service Output is: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 35 Aug 17 18:43 /etc/systemd/system/display-manager.service -> /lib/systemd/system/lightdm.service The lightdm.service file seems to be a configuration file dealing with the plymouth package. Do you want to se...
by geoffkaniuk
2020-08-19 14:18
Forum: Desktop & Multimedia
Topic: [SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE: configure login
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

[SOLVED]BUSTER:MATE: configure login

I am trying to configure my login dialogue - it currently shows an empty user. The mate->Control Center>About Me dialogue shows my correct user name. Before the upgrade to buster my display manager was gdm3. I have searched through dconf but did not find any relevant settings for login. I believe my...