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Old 09-11-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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Missing Stacer 1.1.0 installation


Hi I'm a total Linux newbie and appear to have failed already. I'm running Linux Mint 19.2 on VirtualBox 6.0 on a MacBook Pro.
I wanted to have an equivalent to CleanMyMac on the Linux platform and it seemed that the Stacer appliction fitted the bill.
I downloaded and installed according to the instructions set out in the itsmarttricks.com page (link: https://www.itsmarttricks.com/how-to...-ubuntu-19-04/).
It worked, and Stacer opened when I typed in the final command which was simply 'stacer'.
I then closed the application and shut the virtual machine down.
When I started up again there was no sign of Stacer anywhere. No icon in the menu, and searches revealed nothing.
I did discover that Stacer was installed by going to Menu/Administation/Synaptic Package Manager and tracking down to find a package named 'stacer 1.1.0-1bionic'.
Needless to say I couldn't open the application from this place in the system, and since I had no other means of accessing it, I marked the package for Complete Removal and clicked Apply.
I assume this has worked.
I've not fallen in love with Linux yet. Perhaps there's a SIMPLE explanation for installing applications in Linux and getting them to function...can anyone help.
Thanks
 
Old 09-11-2019, 11:54 AM   #2
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did you type stacer on the command line?

It probably was in a menu somewhere, where I don't know
 
Old 09-11-2019, 12:01 PM   #3
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You could try running the following command in a terminal window, to see if you can find it's executable;

Code:
locate stacer
You may need to run the following command beforehand to update locate's database though;

Code:
sudo updatedb
Just enter your normal user password when sudo prompts you for a password. The program's executable file will likely be stored in the /usr/bin folder somewhere.
 
Old 09-11-2019, 12:02 PM   #4
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on my desktop ( lxqt ) it was under "Accessories"
 
Old 09-11-2019, 12:04 PM   #5
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Still missing

Thanks for getting back. As I said the last thing I typed in the terminal window was 'stacer' as per the instructions on the itsmarttricks web page. After that the Stacer application opened in all its glory, only to disappear when I closed the application and shut down the VirtualBox 'machine'
 
Old 09-11-2019, 12:07 PM   #6
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I wouldn't bother with it

it segfaulted on me

you should have be cautious when installing things not provided by the distribution ( Ubuntu linux mint) in your case.

Especially when they don't offer a repository
That Stacy would not get updated with the rest of your system, eventually it would break.

Stick with the official packages, at least until you have a better understanding of gnu/linux

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Old 09-11-2019, 12:08 PM   #7
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You can also look in the /usr/share/applications/ which houses all of what you would call "desktop shortcuts" on Windows. Check for a file ending in .desktop with the name of the program you're after, it should include the path to it's executable file.

Also, in Linux the most recommended and easiest way to install/update and remove software is via your distribution's package manager.
 
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Thanks for getting back. As I said the last thing I typed in the terminal window was 'stacer' as per the instructions on the itsmarttricks web page. After that the Stacer application opened in all its glory, only to disappear when I closed the application and shut down the VirtualBox 'machine'
and did you type stacer into a command line when you restarted?

but please, take note of my other posts
 
Old 09-11-2019, 01:14 PM   #9
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I wouldn't bother with it

it segfaulted on me

you should have be cautious when installing things not provided by the distribution ( Ubuntu linux mint) in your case.

Especially when they don't offer a repository
That Stacy would not get updated with the rest of your system, eventually it would break.

Stick with the official packages, at least until you have a better understanding of gnu/linux
I agree. Whatever it says it does for you it's likely a useless program.
Just use Linux and enjoy then find things to get around the things which annoy you -- and I suspect things will.
 
Old 09-11-2019, 01:16 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by TJCS15749 View Post
Hi I'm a total Linux newbie and appear to have failed already. I'm running Linux Mint 19.2 on VirtualBox 6.0 on a MacBook Pro.
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I've not fallen in love with Linux yet. Perhaps there's a SIMPLE explanation for installing applications in Linux and getting them to function...can anyone help.
Thanks
Yes, running Linux Mint there is a Software Package Manager available in your menu to allow you to search for, and install applications.
 
Old 09-12-2019, 01:42 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by TJCS15749 View Post
I'm running Linux Mint 19.2 on VirtualBox 6.0 on a MacBook Pro.
I wanted to have an equivalent to CleanMyMac on the Linux platform and it seemed that the Stacer appliction fitted the bill.
I downloaded and installed according to the instructions set out in the itsmarttricks.com page (link: https://www.itsmarttricks.com/how-to...-ubuntu-19-04/).
Ho-hum.
I did not even click that link to some random blog post.
As already pointed out, the primary way to install applications & updates on Linux distros is to use the package management tool provided.
The information I found on stacer says: "Ubuntu System Optimizer" - are you running Ubuntu???

I also question the need for any "system cleaning" applications on Linux, due to its fundamentally different nature. It won't speed up anything.
 
Old 09-12-2019, 02:04 AM   #12
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Ho-hum.
I did not even click that link to some random blog post.
As already pointed out, the primary way to install applications & updates on Linux distros is to use the package management tool provided.
The information I found on stacer says: "Ubuntu System Optimizer" - are you running Ubuntu???

I also question the need for any "system cleaning" applications on Linux, due to its fundamentally different nature. It won't speed up anything.
linux mint is a derivative of ubuntu
as far as I remember it has the ubuntu repos, + its own for the mint extras

so yeap, they are running Ubuntu
 
Old 09-12-2019, 03:28 AM   #13
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Thanks everybody for your input.
What seems to be emerging is that the Stacer application is not worth the bother.
As a matter of interest I downloaded the application again, following the same process as previously outlined, and finished as before, typing in "stacer" (without the quotation marks) to the command line. This is what came up....please excuse the length of the text :-

QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QObject::setParent: Cannot set parent, new parent is in a different thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QObject::connect: Cannot queue arguments of type 'QVector<int>'
(Make sure 'QVector<int>' is registered using qRegisterMetaType().)
QObject::connect: Cannot queue arguments of type 'QVector<int>'
(Make sure 'QVector<int>' is registered using qRegisterMetaType().)
QObject::connect: Cannot queue arguments of type 'QVector<int>'
(Make sure 'QVector<int>' is registered using qRegisterMetaType().)
QObject::connect: Cannot queue arguments of type 'QVector<int>'
(Make sure 'QVector<int>' is registered using qRegisterMetaType().)
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QObject::setParent: Cannot set parent, new parent is in a different thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QObject::setParent: Cannot set parent, new parent is in a different thread
QBasicTimer::stop: Failed. Possibly trying to stop from a different thread
QBasicTimer::start: Timers cannot be started from another thread
QObject::setParent: Cannot set parent, new parent is in a different thread

That looks pretty "fatal' ( to use Microsoftese, sorry) to me!
Was it the typing in of "stacer" at the end of the installation process? or something more profoundly wrong with the application or my set up?
Just for interest's sake.....
Thanks again

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Old 09-12-2019, 06:22 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Firerat View Post
I wouldn't bother with it

it segfaulted on me

you should have be cautious when installing things not provided by the distribution ( Ubuntu linux mint) in your case.

Especially when they don't offer a repository
That Stacy would not get updated with the rest of your system, eventually it would break.

Stick with the official packages, at least until you have a better understanding of gnu/linux
I've liked BleachBit.
 
Old 09-12-2019, 06:28 AM   #15
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Question Off topic:

Firerat what size is your CPU? Perhaps this would work:
Code:
taskset -c 0-7 stacer
I've had use this to run some Steam games although sometimes they still crash on me but that's another thread.

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