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Old 12-20-2019, 05:32 AM   #1
Sabinus
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Linux mint 19.3 issues


I have been using Linux mint Cinammon (19.1 - 19.2) for just over six months now and just upgraded to 19.3. However, I am getting a system issue reported and I do not know what to do with it. The initial time I got it, I started clicking on it thinking that I was going to be able to resolve it but it totally messed up my laptop (Hp Pavillion DV7) and I had wipe the whole system and go back to 19.1. I have done the upgrade again and getting the same issue.
I am getting a warning triangle which says: Add the XApp status applet. At the bottom, I get two options: (1) Add the XApp status applet to the panel (2) Ignore this problem.
When I select the first one, it opens up a whole lot of applets that I do not understand and I do not know what to do with. It was at that point that my system got messed up and became unusable which forced me to do a fresh reinstall of 19.1 from a usb drive.

So, here I am again with same problem. Could anyone please assist me? I have tried to upload the photo but it is saying that the file is too large and i could not upload it.
I am resident in London - UK.
 
Old 12-20-2019, 06:52 AM   #2
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I'm not a Cinnamon user, but I guess the menu you are seeing is a general one for adding applets, of which there seems to be a rather large supply! So what you are seeing is all the applets there are. Don't panic, just scroll down at your leisure until you find Xapp, and install that.

Or alternatively, you could try clicking "Ignore this problem".
 
Old 12-20-2019, 06:53 AM   #3
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You don't indicate what happens when you select the 2nd option, does it just come up again? I don't use Mint and never heard of Xapp but a quick online search indicates it is specific to Linux Mint. While you are waiting for an answer here, you might try the Linux Mint forums.
 
Old 12-20-2019, 11:19 AM   #4
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I upgraded a laptop from Mint Cinnamon 19.1 -> 19.3 a few days ago.

No apparent problems/warnings.

So I have just looked at preferences -> applets and Xappstatus was not selected.
So I selected it.
Status bar changed very marginally, so that icons looked slightly prettier.
Nothing broke.

Xappstatus gets a mention (and explanation) in the improvements page https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tricia...n_whatsnew.php
 
Old 12-21-2019, 06:20 AM   #5
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I have been using Linux mint Cinammon (19.1 - 19.2) for just over six months now and just upgraded to 19.3. However, I am getting a system issue reported and I do not know what to do with it. The initial time I got it, I started clicking on it thinking that I was going to be able to resolve it but it totally messed up my laptop (Hp Pavillion DV7) and I had wipe the whole system and go back to 19.1. I have done the upgrade again and getting the same issue.
I am getting a warning triangle which says: Add the XApp status applet. At the bottom, I get two options: (1) Add the XApp status applet to the panel (2) Ignore this problem.
When I select the first one, it opens up a whole lot of applets that I do not understand and I do not know what to do with. It was at that point that my system got messed up and became unusable which forced me to do a fresh reinstall of 19.1 from a usb drive.

So, here I am again with same problem. Could anyone please assist me? I have tried to upload the photo but it is saying that the file is too large and i could not upload it.
I am resident in London - UK.
Try to paste your picture to JustPaste.It, and paste the link. Or if it's too large for that, resize it.
(Im in London too, South London. Hi fellow Londoner)
 
Old 12-21-2019, 07:35 AM   #6
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Or use the screenshot program to take a photo of a restricted area of your laptop.
 
Old 12-21-2019, 07:47 AM   #7
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I had the same issue and this is how I fixed it (at least for now):
when you select the first option, on the top right hand side there is a search box. Search for "Xapp". Then you will find the applet. Select it, and then click on the "+" button on the bottom of the box.
Let us know if it worked!
 
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:55 AM   #8
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Xapp comes last because the applets are in alphabetical order.
 
Old 12-21-2019, 03:00 PM   #9
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Linux mint 19.3 issues resolved

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabinus View Post
I have been using Linux mint Cinammon (19.1 - 19.2) for just over six months now and just upgraded to 19.3. However, I am getting a system issue reported and I do not know what to do with it. The initial time I got it, I started clicking on it thinking that I was going to be able to resolve it but it totally messed up my laptop (Hp Pavillion DV7) and I had wipe the whole system and go back to 19.1. I have done the upgrade again and getting the same issue.
I am getting a warning triangle which says: Add the XApp status applet. At the bottom, I get two options: (1) Add the XApp status applet to the panel (2) Ignore this problem.
When I select the first one, it opens up a whole lot of applets that I do not understand and I do not know what to do with. It was at that point that my system got messed up and became unusable which forced me to do a fresh reinstall of 19.1 from a usb drive.

So, here I am again with same problem. Could anyone please assist me? I have tried to upload the photo but it is saying that the file is too large and i could not upload it.
I am resident in London - UK.
Thanks to everyone and to the fellow londoner/s, my Linux mint 19.3 issues are now resolved. I had to download the applets and add the Xapp to the status applet and it started reporting no issues.
 
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:40 AM   #10
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Thanks to everyone and to the fellow londoner/s, my Linux mint 19.3 issues are now resolved. I had to download the applets and add the Xapp to the status applet and it started reporting no issues.
Nice one, well done to you!

You might want to edit the subject - prefix with [Solved] - edit your original post. Cheers.
 
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:57 PM   #11
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You might want to edit the subject - prefix with [Solved] - edit your original post. Cheers.
@Sabinus,

The correct way to mark your thread as Solved is to use the Thread Tools menu at the top and mark it as such.
 
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