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New Users / Re: New to PepperMint, found a few (minor) issues
« Last post by inventiv.us on January 19, 2019, 10:06:37 pm »
It's mighty odd that the launcher is actually there (and appears to have the right contents)

Which of the two did you install?  What version number do you have?
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New Users / Re: New to PepperMint, found a few (minor) issues
« Last post by inventiv.us on January 19, 2019, 08:36:37 pm »
It's mighty odd that the launcher is actually there (and appears to have the right contents) but the menu isn't picking it up on your system, yet it is on mine

Well, as I said, unfortunately, I ran the command AFTER having used MenuLibre to create the Launcher.
Although I do not know if what you see there, is the one that was supposed to be added by Snap, or if it's the one I created.
I can go into the menu editor and remove it and run the command again, but I'm not sure if that will be a good reflection of the previous situation.

"Network" is not a category that shows up in the Peppermint menu. 
The menu has "Internet", but that is not in the list of choices in MenuLibre (menu editor).

I'm wondering if this is the manifestation of the Lxde & Xfce combination.


Did I mention I hate snaps/flatpaks.. I'll bet if they didn't exists, the Wire author would have kept the .deb version up to date.
You may have mentioned it, a time or two.   I hear you, about snaps/flats.  But there is a possibility that Wire might not be offered without them.  Their security audit really examines the entire attack surface, including dependencies and other ways of getting into the system.  If they lose control over dependencies, they lose control over security integrity.  I understand in this case, why it is useful.  But that opinion does not extend to all other applications under the Sun just because they have their pertinence for a secure application.
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New Users / Re: New to PepperMint, found a few (minor) issues
« Last post by PCNetSpec on January 19, 2019, 07:46:32 pm »
It's mighty odd that the launcher is actually there (and appears to have the right contents) but the menu isn't picking it up on your system, yet it is on mine :-\

Did I mention I hate snaps/flatpaks :)) .. I'll bet if they didn't exists, the Wire author would have kept the .deb version up to date.
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New Users / Re: New to PepperMint, found a few (minor) issues
« Last post by inventiv.us on January 19, 2019, 07:37:56 pm »
Very sorry, I forgot to run that other command you requested.
I don't know if the output is of any help after the fact, but in case there's something of interest, here is the output:

TERMINAL ECHO:
xed /var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/applications/com.wire.WireDesktop.desktop

(xed:26713): dbind-WARNING **: 20:16:37.713: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

(xed:26713): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: 20:16:38.231: g_dbus_proxy_new: assertion 'G_IS_DBUS_CONNECTION (connection)' failed

(xed:26713): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: 20:16:38.232: g_dbus_proxy_new: assertion 'G_IS_DBUS_CONNECTION (connection)' failed


FILE CONTENT:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Wire
Comment=The most secure collaboration platform.
Exec=/usr/bin/flatpak run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=/app/bin/wire-desktop --file-forwarding com.wire.WireDesktop @@u %u @@
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Icon=com.wire.WireDesktop
StartupWMClass=Wire
Categories=Network;
GenericName=Wire
Keywords=chat;encrypt;e2e;messenger;videocall
Version=1.1
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.23
X-Flatpak-RenamedFrom=wire-desktop.desktop;
X-Flatpak=com.wire.WireDesktop



PS: not sure how to use that program, but I was thinking of replacing the red underlined Network with Internet, perhaps?
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New Users / Created a Launcher in the Menu for it. [Resolution]
« Last post by inventiv.us on January 19, 2019, 07:35:58 pm »
I was able to use MenuLibre to create a menu for it. 
Here are the steps I took:

In "Software", for Wire 3.5 (there are 2 in the list - the first one you run into is version 3.3 as a Snap, the second one is 3.5 as a Flatpak)
it lists directory https://dl.flathub.org where I was able to search for Wire, and it presented the same version as in the Software installer.

At the bottom of that page, is the command to Run it:    flatpak run com.wire.WireDesktop

Then:
1. Right-Click on Menu,
 select Edit Applications,
  press "+" and add application
and used that to create a new launcher. 
I filled out the space to enter the Run command.

I left the WorkingDirectory field blank, as it was not provided and I was unable to find it using Nemo.
But I would very much like to know where it is, so I have a way of making sure it empties as it should, when I tell Wire to do that.

However, I did run into some glitches when trying to add it to a Category.
There was either Network/InstantMessengers, but that did not show up anywhere in the menu at the final.
There was also category Other.  First I had to unhide it. Then selected Other/xfce.
That didn't work either.
So I ran the command you gave me to reload the menu, but still wasn't there.
So I looked under All, scrolled down, and there it was.  So I right-clicked on that to add to Favorites.

(I've done a series of printscreens to show the process for other users, but it appears that I don't have sufficient permissions or credits to upload pictures to this forum.  Sorry)

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Software & Applications / Re: How do you run Bluetooth anyway?
« Last post by Bigoeuf on January 19, 2019, 06:23:53 pm »
Evening Mynaardt - mi old colonial cousin & A Happy New Year to you

This maybe of some assistance:

This is your wifi card:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/centrino-advanced-n-6205-brief.pdf

Note: No Bluetooth


You could replace it with:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-briefs/centrino-advanced-n-6235-brief.pdf

Note: Bluetooth - Its an upgraded card in the same series so I can't see why it won't work


A quick search turned up this:

https://www.amazon.ca/Centrino-Advanced-N-6235-5ghz-920119/dp/B007QXLIWI/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=centrino-6235&qid=1547939159&sr=8-1

Note: This is not me recommending or advocating you buy from this seller it is purely an example - I'll leave you to research that.

You may wish to upgrade to a higher spec wifi card that is capable of communicating using the latest AC standard (which I have done - though it is of no use to me with my home router as it is not of that same standard) which maybe of similar cost as the N standard one. You may need to check with Lenovo about whats available & compatibility.


Youtube video showing how to access wifi card for replacement:



1. Remove battery
2. Remove back center access panel

See wifi card next to SODIMM (RAM)

3. Remove wifi card (as shown - I would use plastic utensils though)
4. Reverse procedure - hopefully job done

Seems simple as you like. I've done various hardware mods/upgrades to my Dell Laptops (CPU's, SSD/HDD, RAM, Wifi Card, Keyboard, daughter board) some of which have been considerably more involved & with one exception (E6430 speakers which maybe a motherboard fault) everything has been upgraded satisfactorily.

HTH & Good luck  ;)
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New Users / Re: New to PepperMint, found a few (minor) issues
« Last post by PCNetSpec on January 19, 2019, 05:54:25 pm »
It's showing in my menu (yep, the latest as a flatpak), it doesn't have an icon but it's there :-\

what's the contents of
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xed /var/lib/flatpak/exports/share/applications/com.wire.WireDesktop.desktop
and the output from
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ls -a /usr/share/applications/flatpak
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New Users / Re: File-Open doesn't show thumbnails [SOLVED]
« Last post by PCNetSpec on January 19, 2019, 05:42:57 pm »
Okay people calm down and play nice .. if you can't do this, either stop posting in this topic or leave.

The dialog is gtkfilechooser, so is part of Gtk3 (the one called by Gtk2 apps is even more basic) .. Cinnamon/Mate/Xfce/LXDE/Gnome/Pantheon will have the exact same dialog(s) because they are Gtk DE's too .. as I understand it, it would be possible for a Qt application to have a different filechooser window because it'll be getting it from some Qt library, but not Firefox which AFAIK is Gtk.

Peppermint is intended as a lightweight distro (lightweight, not ultralight), we're not here to include every feature under the sun, nor could we even if we wanted to (we don't author the Gtk libraries) .. KDE **may** have what you're looking for, but then you'd be better off with Kubuntu than Peppermint.

Beyond that, if you want to request this feature in Gtk, you'll need to ask the Gnome foundation.
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New Users / Re: New to PepperMint, found a few (minor) issues
« Last post by inventiv.us on January 19, 2019, 05:39:18 pm »
Is wire not displaying in the main menu AT ALL

Exactly.  Not at all.

It does depend on the version and from what installer I used.
I need the latest (3.5) because if fixes a couple of security vulnerabilities that came up in their last audit.
The other version, (3.3) did not give an icon but had an entry in the menu.
But 3.5 has to be launched by opening "Software", finding it there, and "Launch" from there.
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New Users / Re: File-Open doesn't show thumbnails
« Last post by inventiv.us on January 19, 2019, 04:24:41 pm »
that was nasty and snide and uncalled for
Wow!  Just wow!  The anger and aggressiveness in your interpretation.   My mind is blown.  You certainly know how to escalate things at mach-3 speed.  But I'm not going to bite.


KDE gives you thumbnails. I've seen screenshots from end-users.
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