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Old 11-16-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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After Wallch Install Can't Boot Synaptic Package Manager in XFCE But MATE Does


Greetings:

I don't know how related this is to my problem but after recently setting up Compiz and installing Wallch 4.0, I can't boot up Synaptic Package Manager in XFCE mode, but it does boot in MATE mode. Is there any way to repair this or must I uninstall Wallch even though I had it off in trying to boot Synaptic several times? It might have nothing to do with it either, but I updated Wallch from their Launchpad site via Terminal.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Jim in NYC
 
Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Hi:

I looked up Wallch just to find out a little more about it-

It might be conflicting with Compiz Fusion.
One reason (I think) it's Compiz) is conflicting with Wallch is because Compiz pretty much for the most part communicates with the Gnome Desktop and it's functionalities.

Compiz is buggy with Ubuntu; I know because it used to be my primary OS but I'm not sure about Linux Mint-

You should be able to use your Synaptic Package Manager but you mentioned you can only do so in Mate mode-

I found this article at www.linuxmint.com
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...f=190&t=102270
Wallch doesn't work in MATE. There are similar programs in the repos: desktopnova or cortina. None of them work properly in gnome shell, but both of them used to work in gnome 2, so you can download them and give them a go

I'd do more re-search to see if others have found a way around the circumstances.
https://answers.launchpad.net/wallpa...uestion/204615
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...SSID=wolbdylew

Other than this the only other thing I can suggest is to tweak the configuration file for the wallpaper changer or perhaps write a shell script that could modify what would make the change you need if applicable-
I'm still learning so shell scripting to run a job isn't my speciality as of yet-

Took at shot at this hope this helps
 
Old 12-02-2012, 06:25 AM   #3
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Hi:

I looked up Wallch just to find out a little more about it-

It might be conflicting with Compiz Fusion.
One reason (I think) it's Compiz) is conflicting with Wallch is because Compiz pretty much for the most part communicates with the Gnome Desktop and it's functionalities.

Compiz is buggy with Ubuntu; I know because it used to be my primary OS but I'm not sure about Linux Mint-

You should be able to use your Synaptic Package Manager but you mentioned you can only do so in Mate mode-

I found this article at www.linuxmint.com
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...f=190&t=102270
Wallch doesn't work in MATE. There are similar programs in the repos: desktopnova or cortina. None of them work properly in gnome shell, but both of them used to work in gnome 2, so you can download them and give them a go

I'd do more re-search to see if others have found a way around the circumstances.
https://answers.launchpad.net/wallpa...uestion/204615
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...SSID=wolbdylew

Other than this the only other thing I can suggest is to tweak the configuration file for the wallpaper changer or perhaps write a shell script that could modify what would make the change you need if applicable-
I'm still learning so shell scripting to run a job isn't my speciality as of yet-

Took at shot at this hope this helps
Thanks for this! You gave this non-techie a lot research to munch over! I found out by trial-and-error that Wallch is really innocent and the culprit is something else! (BTW I'm using Wallch 4.0b in MATE and XFCE and it works so great I've replaced Variety and DesktopNova!). The "get-around" to kickstart Synaptic in XFCE for me was advice to open its icon window and set it to start in terminal which kicks up a request for a password like the original window did, but I like the original way better!

Thanks!

Jim in NYC

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