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Old 01-30-2019, 10:38 AM   #1
Randymanme
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Question Mate Dock Applet not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia / Mate


Iíve been wanting to install use Mate Dock Applet on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia. I installed the app using ppa:webupd8team/mate, but itís not working. And before that, I'd installed it with Synaptic Package Manager, but it didn't work.

I'd read that Mate Dock Applet only worked on Ubuntu 16.10 and up, but I was hoping that perhaps Linux Mint 18.3 would include whatever updates and bug fixes that Ubuntu 16.10 had over Ubuntu 16.04, but apparently that's not the case.

After googling this topic, I found a thread on Linux Mint Forums where someone found a Mate Dock Applet package that does work on a pre-Ubuntu 16.10-based OS: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...87140#p1587140.

I did download https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mate-dock-applet, but itís a tarball. Now maybe, at this point, I need to start another thread, but this thread is where Iím already at. I still donít how to install a tarball. Iíve tried numerous times over the years, and I think that the times I was successful were actually accidents that I was unable to replicate. So, right now, I need someone to take my by the hand, as it were, and guide me step-by-step on how to install this.

A couple of ways that that would benefit me: 1.) It'd get Mate Dock Applet installed and, presumably, working; and 2.) perhaps I (and maybe some other persons, too) will have learned how to compile from source.

As always, any and all help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 02-01-2019, 11:37 AM   #2
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In what way did the version you installed with Synaptic not work?

Note that there's a version of mate-dock-applet 0.80 available for 16.04 at https://launchpad.net/~jonathonf/+ar...untu/mate-1.18

I'm not sure that it will work (which version of MATE are you running?) but it might be worth trying.

I would suggest that you download the deb package from there and try installing it manually rather than add the PPA - that way you will avoid updating a number of other packages from the PPA. Take a Timeshift snapshot before you do so in case anything goes awry.
 
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:55 AM   #3
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Upgrade to 19.1 it is really much better and get Playonlinux from the software manager. I think this should be on the Menu by default it is a real game changer with loads of windows programs installed all ready on the desktop.

Maybe it will fix your problem.
 
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:24 PM   #4
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I've given up and upgraded to Linux Mint 19 Tara/Mate. I still don't know how to install a tarball, but I'm working on it.
 
  


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