• Installed antergos-mate-meta and the panel is empty


    I use GNOME and decided to check how the MATE desktop is going, so I just installed antergos-mate-meta via yaourt, closed the session, entered MATE session, and it looks like this, nothing on the top panel:

    0_1515198878061_MATE_desktop.png

    OK very clean so I can customize… but it’s confusing, seems like a bug or something, I had to Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to close the session because I thought something was wrong. By the way, is this intentional or something is wrong/missing?

    I think after installing antergos-mate-meta there should be at least the basic on the panel, the usual things, the menu, clock, Wifi, volume, battery. The panel seems to work but I have to manually add these things.

  • @ssspacez said in Installed antergos-mate-meta and the panel is empty:

    nothing on the top panel

    Hi!
    That’s an old bug that was fixed a long time ago, somehow reappeared again!
    there was a command to fix it in the installer mate-panel --reset if i’m not mistaken. Would you mind trying it?

    @developers

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  • @fernandomaroto

    The panel disappeared after

    mate-panel --reset
    

    Tried it again, nothing. Tried manually launching with ‘mate-panel’ and:

    Cannot register the panel shell: there is already one running.
    

    Checked the mate-panel --help, tried the ‘–replace’ and it’s not working either:

    mate-panel --replace
    
    ** (mate-panel:886): WARNING **: Cant find the layout file!
    

    Some more info, ps_mem:

    sudo ps_mem
     Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used	Program
    
    112.0 KiB +  28.0 KiB = 140.0 KiB	chrome-sandbox
    344.0 KiB +  77.0 KiB = 421.0 KiB	lvmetad
    340.0 KiB +  90.5 KiB = 430.5 KiB	rtkit-daemon
    408.0 KiB +  90.0 KiB = 498.0 KiB	dbus-launch
    420.0 KiB + 586.0 KiB =   1.0 MiB	avahi-daemon (2)
    864.0 KiB + 156.5 KiB =   1.0 MiB	gvfsd-metadata
    968.0 KiB + 196.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB	at-spi-bus-launcher
      1.0 MiB + 225.0 KiB =   1.2 MiB	at-spi2-registryd
      1.2 MiB + 149.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB	gvfsd-fuse
      1.1 MiB + 297.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB	gvfsd
    748.0 KiB + 694.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB	systemd-timesyncd
      1.2 MiB + 187.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB	accounts-daemon
      1.0 MiB + 522.0 KiB =   1.5 MiB	systemd-logind
      1.5 MiB + 141.5 KiB =   1.6 MiB	bluetoothd
      1.4 MiB + 379.0 KiB =   1.7 MiB	gvfsd-trash
      1.5 MiB + 486.0 KiB =   1.9 MiB	sudo
      1.2 MiB + 956.5 KiB =   2.1 MiB	(sd-pam)
      1.9 MiB + 353.0 KiB =   2.3 MiB	goa-identity-service
      2.1 MiB + 605.0 KiB =   2.7 MiB	gvfs-udisks2-volume-monitor
      2.2 MiB + 512.0 KiB =   2.7 MiB	upowerd
      2.1 MiB + 594.0 KiB =   2.7 MiB	cupsd
      2.9 MiB + 168.5 KiB =   3.1 MiB	gvfs-mtp-volume-monitor
      2.9 MiB + 224.0 KiB =   3.1 MiB	gvfs-goa-volume-monitor
      3.2 MiB +  29.5 KiB =   3.2 MiB	haveged
      3.1 MiB + 521.5 KiB =   3.6 MiB	systemd-udevd
      3.5 MiB + 302.0 KiB =   3.8 MiB	dconf-service (2)
      2.6 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   3.9 MiB	bash (2)
      4.1 MiB +  87.0 KiB =   4.2 MiB	wpa_supplicant
      3.9 MiB + 408.5 KiB =   4.3 MiB	ModemManager
      3.9 MiB + 779.5 KiB =   4.6 MiB	dbus-daemon (4)
      2.2 MiB +   2.7 MiB =   5.0 MiB	systemd (2)
      4.5 MiB + 778.5 KiB =   5.3 MiB	lightdm (2)
      5.8 MiB + 589.0 KiB =   6.3 MiB	colord
      4.6 MiB +   1.8 MiB =   6.4 MiB	evolution-source-registry
      5.9 MiB + 531.0 KiB =   6.4 MiB	udisksd
      5.9 MiB + 663.0 KiB =   6.5 MiB	pulseaudio
      7.2 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   8.5 MiB	NetworkManager
      8.5 MiB + 375.0 KiB =   8.9 MiB	gnome-keyring-daemon
      7.8 MiB +   1.1 MiB =   8.9 MiB	mate-session
      6.6 MiB +   2.4 MiB =   9.0 MiB	evolution-addressbook-factory-subprocess
      7.5 MiB +   1.7 MiB =   9.2 MiB	pamac-tray
      8.8 MiB + 969.5 KiB =   9.8 MiB	polkit-mate-authentication-agent-1
      9.0 MiB + 967.0 KiB =   9.9 MiB	light-locker
      7.7 MiB +   2.3 MiB =  10.0 MiB	mate-volume-control-applet
      7.7 MiB +   2.3 MiB =  10.0 MiB	evolution-addressbook-factory
      9.0 MiB +   1.1 MiB =  10.1 MiB	mate-screensaver
      8.2 MiB +   2.0 MiB =  10.2 MiB	mate-panel
      9.8 MiB +   1.7 MiB =  11.6 MiB	mate-power-manager
      6.3 MiB +   5.9 MiB =  12.2 MiB	goa-daemon
     10.1 MiB +   2.2 MiB =  12.3 MiB	nm-applet
     12.2 MiB + 363.0 KiB =  12.6 MiB	polkitd
     10.3 MiB +   2.5 MiB =  12.8 MiB	mate-settings-daemon
     12.9 MiB +   3.4 MiB =  16.3 MiB	mate-terminal
     14.8 MiB +   2.5 MiB =  17.3 MiB	caja
     16.6 MiB +   1.4 MiB =  17.9 MiB	marco
     14.0 MiB +   4.2 MiB =  18.2 MiB	systemd-journald
     19.4 MiB +   2.6 MiB =  22.0 MiB	applet.py
     18.0 MiB +   8.5 MiB =  26.5 MiB	evolution-alarm-notify
     38.8 MiB +   3.1 MiB =  41.8 MiB	evolution-calendar-factory
     38.2 MiB +   4.7 MiB =  42.9 MiB	Xorg
     77.1 MiB +   4.4 MiB =  81.5 MiB	evolution-calendar-factory-subprocess (2)
    340.7 MiB + 117.7 MiB = 458.5 MiB	chromium (10)
    ---------------------------------
                              1.0 GiB
    =================================
    
  • @ssspacez
    oops! so sorry!
    maybe need to pkill it and restart then
    pkill mate-panel | mate-panel &
    after that you can tyoe exit in your terminal

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  • @fernandomaroto

    It didn’t work either, still no panel.

    pkill mate-panel | mate-panel &
    [5] 6375
    [4]   Terminado               pkill mate-panel | mate-panel
    

    (‘Terminado’ means Finished/ended)

    Update: well, something is broken, some bug anywhere, some conflict or whatever, I have no idea. I just removed all MATE packages and came back to GNOME. I will probably wait a few months and maybe in the future I will try installing it again.

  • @ssspacez
    That’s sad! I like mate very much, although i stopped using it since i migrated to i3. Mate has the best and most configurable panel of all DEs, at least when it’s working.

    It’s late here now, when i come back i’ll try to install Antergos in a VM with mate desktop and test it better.

    Portergos site
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  • Fresh installed system is fine.

    0_1515247521706_mate.png

    mate-panel --reset also worked fine and the panel is still working

    Portergos site
    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • @fernandomaroto

    I tried it again… It works now, mate-tweak solved this.

    How I solved:

    pacman -Syy mate
    erro: mate-polkit: signature from "Antonio Rojas <[email protected]>" is invalid
    :: Arquivo /var/cache/pacman/pkg/mate-polkit-1.18.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz está corrompido (pacote inválido ou corrompido (assinatura PGP)).
    

    Error, but then I ‘pacman -Syy mate’ again and it installed, ended session, still no panel.

    Tried adding the extra, ‘pacman -Syy mate mate-extra’, installed, ended session, still no panel.

    I’ve found some info about empty panel. It was my first issue, but now the panel doesn’t even show, it’s hidden but it’s there as ‘ps_mem’ shows:

    7.4 MiB + 971.0 KiB = 8.4 MiB mate-panel

    Some info from http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/archlinux_custom_repo:

    MATE 1.6 migrated from gconf to gsettings. If you are updating from an MATE 1.4 you might end up with an empty panel. To resolve the issue reset the panel configuration to its defaults using mate-panel –reset and then use mate-conf-import to restore most of your old settings.

    ‘mate-panel –-reset’ doesn’t solve the issue, still no panel.

    ‘mate-conf-import’ shows:

    bash: mate-conf-import: comando não encontrado

    (translating: command not found)

    So this didn’t work either.

    An old thead about this you suggested installing

    mate-tweak
    

    and

    pkill mate-panel
    

    Still no panel, but this time ‘mate-panel –-reset’ worked.

    mate-tweak fixed something, but it’s not perfect yet, check top panel:

    0_1515253998949_top_panel_MATE.png

    Some bug with the menu, it’s light grey. Changing the theme solve this issue.

    0_1515254799062_top_panel_fixed_theme.png

    Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.22.26)
    WM: Metacity (Marco)
    WM Theme: Menta
    Theme: Menta [GTK2/3]
    Icons: Menta [GTK2/3]

    I think the whole thing has something to do with panel layouts and theme, but it is just a guess.

    Everything seems to work now.


    For future reference, if you have an empty panel or no panel at all:

    • try resetting the panel with mate-panel –-reset if this doesn’t work…
    • …install mate-tweak (sudo pacman -S mate-tweak)
    • kill the process with pkill mate-panel
    • reset the panel with mate-panel –-reset
    • change the theme
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  • @ssspacez
    Congratulations and thanks for all this effort!

    I’m convinced that something is different from installing mate through cnchi and installing it afterwards. So i agree with @joekamprad, developers will be interested on your results and use them do find a solution.

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    https://github.com/Portergos/portergos-iso

    Still in love with Antergos (default OS)
    I3wm

    Linux newbie since 06/2016

  • I managed to bring the panel back with “mate-panel --reset --layout default” (default can be replaced with any of the *.layout files in /usr/share/mate-panel/layouts/ : default.layout fedora.layout etc…)
    Sorry for the previous messages, I tried to delete them, I’m not sure if they are totally deleted.

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