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Old 01-13-2016, 12:48 PM   #1
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Most Mint Rebecca 7.1 Administration applications will not open


Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca: Intel i7 computer with plenty of resources.

Software Manager, Software Sources, Update Manager, Backup Tool will not open. When the icon is clicked on, each app asks for a PW then nothing opens. The Update Manager does not appear with its usual Icon. It looks blank.

I am able to do administration from the command line like:
sudo apt-get update I then enter my PW.... all is ok.

The Terminal return from ~$ aptitude search mintupdate is
I mintupdate - The Linux Mint Update Manager
I don't know what this means put I hope it is helpful.


Is there a Terminal command which I can enter to get these Mint Administration applications working as they usually did from the Menu.

Everything else seem to be working fine


I have been using Linux 10 months and up to now I have had no problems. I like Linux.


Any help will be most appreciated. Suggestion please.

Thank you.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 10:44 AM   #2
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open a terminal and issue
Code:
inxi -S && groups
please, the result here.

What does terminal >
Code:
gksudo mintsources
provide any clues from the c-line?
Exclude 'noise' about theme.

When did this last work?
What changed?

Sup with http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=213993 ?

Last edited by Habitual; 01-15-2016 at 11:22 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 11:37 AM   #3
zook
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wes@AA7OK ~ $ inxi -S && groups
System: Host: AA7OK Kernel: 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca
wes adm dialout cdrom sudo audio dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare usrp
wes@AA7OK ~ $

Per your instructions I entered gksudo mintsources into the terminal window. A window opened asking for my PW. I entered my PW and the window went away and there was no result of any kind. This is the same experience I have with Software Manager, Software Sources, Update Manager, Backup Tool after clicking an Icon.

It has been about a week since I noticed my problem.
About 2 weeks ago my Mint system crashed "Mint has crashed". I restarted and all looked well.
I have NO IDEA as to the cause.

Everything else is working as expected.

Your thoughts are most appreciated.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 11:46 AM   #4
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Quote:
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It has been about a week since I noticed my problem.
About 2 weeks ago my Mint system crashed "Mint has crashed". I restarted and all looked well.
I have NO IDEA as to the cause.

Everything else is working as expected.

Your thoughts are most appreciated.
Can you create another privileged user and test the functionality (or lack of it) using the new user?
Code:
sudo useradd wes2 -m -s /bin/bash 
sudo passwd wes2
sudo adduser wes2 adm plugdev
Then logout of the desktop and then login as wes2 and test.
I suggest checking via the menu items for system tasks.

Let us know.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 04:02 PM   #5
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Running the packages in a terminal might provide some clues/error messages.
 
  


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