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Software & Applications / Re: Display background color
« on: February 06, 2020, 09:12:54 am »
I didn't see any differences it made when I changed any of the settings except for the current windows I was making the changes to.  I changed the widget also.

https://pbase.com/smokedaddy/image/170391625

https://pbase.com/smokedaddy/image/170391626

-JW:

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Software & Applications / Display background color
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:08:18 pm »
I'm not sure how to describe this so I'm linking a picture.  Due to the way the background is highlighting I can't read the text.  I haven't a clue where to correct this?

https://pbase.com/smokedaddy/image/170389694

Thanks,
-JW



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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 28, 2018, 04:40:15 pm »
Got 'everything' installed, meaning the 64 kernel and Darktable. Thanks for helping, it's really appreciated.

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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 28, 2018, 02:26:39 pm »
Edited:

That's news to me ... nothing like feeling stupid today.  I didn't even know a computer existed that could run in 32 or 64 bit mode. Installing the 64 bit now.  I did try and use uname -a before my posting but didn't see any 32 or 64 bit information listed.


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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 28, 2018, 01:58:56 pm »
... can't believe I'm asking this question but what the heck I'm not proud.  Is this laptop 32 or 64 bit.  Darktable recognized it as a 32 bit system.



-JW:  :-\

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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 28, 2018, 01:24:25 pm »
... well that's comforting to know. I've wanted to learn Linux for years but have never taken the time.  I tried several times but wussed out.  I ran a AutoCAD and Graphics BBS way back in the dial up days in the late 80's but was using DOS with all those crazy lengthily batch files then onto OS/2. <g>  I have a couple other laptops running Xubuntu but one is simply used as a telemarketer call blocker (jcblock) and the other running Boinc Manager for the Milkyway@Home project so I really don't have to do much with the OS.  I wanted to setup an old Dell XPS M1530 with Linux for my granddaughter to use. BTW I appreciate the help.

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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 28, 2018, 01:01:46 pm »
... being a noob, I got gun shy after receiving this message, so I Ctrl-Ced the operation.  The Peppermint doc(s) suggest using the Software manager so I did, just following directions and the reason for my OP.


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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 28, 2018, 12:04:52 pm »
Why don't the other two methods work?

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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:23:14 pm »
Ok, I removed  darktable ... then ran apt-get and got the following;


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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 27, 2018, 05:06:16 pm »
So is the GUI I used,  'Software Manager' actually flatpak?  Just trying  to understand.

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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 27, 2018, 04:25:24 pm »
I haven't a clue what flatpak or snap is, that is until I just looked it up.  As I mentioned before I used Software Manager which was installed with Peppermint 9.









-JWW:

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Advanced Topics / Re: database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 27, 2018, 11:28:58 am »
Thanks ...

I'm not at all familiar with Peppermint O/S. To be honest I didn't realize any of those directories were hidden by default. <duh>  Just to clarify (before I do anything as you directed) when I installed Darktable (via Software Manager) it seemed to install correctly. Of course I was in the  GUI when it installed so no terminal information was shown.  Then I clicked on 'Launch' button while still in Software Manager and right after that I got the following message (assuming I just typed it correctly below);

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an error has occurred while trying to open the database from
/home/jbowlin/.var/app/org.darktable.Darktable/config/darktable/data.db
the database lock file contains a pid that  seems to be alive in your system:2
                                     close darktable
------

When I navigated to the /home directory I didn't know subdirectories were hidden. <duh> Anyway I initiated the Ctrl+H and presto they appeared. <g.>  I navigate to /home/jbowlin/.config directory but didn't see a Darktable directory.  More confused now.

-JWW

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Advanced Topics / database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:59:44 am »
Just installed Peppermint 9 on a old Dell laptop. Installation went fine.  I installed Darktable via the software GUI not terminal. Then when trying to run it I got something like;

... database lock file contains a pid that seems to be alive in your system

So then I go looking for answers on the Internet.  Unfortunately I don't understand how to navigate the directory structure in Linux and I even tried reading about that as well. I came from the Windows world (as far back as the late 80's, DOS era).  I understand what a 'path' is but I haven't a clue how to navigate to the proper directory to delete the locked files (nor where they reside).  I have worked in terminal a little in Xubuntu on another machine so that's not completely new to me. Is it possible to get root privileges in the GUI interface and navigate to the files I need to delete? If not  then how (like precisely) do I accomplish this? I tried using the sudo command in terminal but without success thinking that would let me find the proper directory for the locked files. I'm pretty sure I need root privileges but even then I'm probably not savvy enough to find the locked files. Hopefully this makes sense and you realized I'm new to Linux.

Cheers ....


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