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    Default Re: Problem using Mate with 13.2

    I think we might be missing a package in the official reposetory
    according to a post here
    https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate...ager/issues/19 this is a known bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=721590
    a solution to this issue might be delaying caja startup for a few seconds by editing /usr/bin/caja-autostart
    this is a copy/paste from the github thread
    Unfortunately, the issue isn't cause by caja himself.
    One reason is the /run/user/1000/dconf/ permission issue, the other reason is related to gsettings, see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=721590 .
    As workaround i've add a 3 sec delay to caja autostart. You can increase the value on your systems, maybe it helps.

    Code:
    [root@mother rave]# cat /usr/bin/caja-autostart 
    #!/bin/bash
    
    sleep 3 && 
    exec  caja -n &
    
    exit
    Use 'sleep 6 &&' or a higher value.



    this file seams to be packaged in mate-file-manager a search at http://software.opensuse.org/package/mate-file-manager reveals that this package is available for openSUSE 13.1 and an earlyer version of Mate (1.6) but it can not be found for 13.2 and Mate 1.8

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    some packages seam to be missing, according to http://eiosifidis.blogspot.gr/2014/1...ng-script.html
    by installing these
    Code:
    sudo zypper in gnome-main-menu mate-backgrounds mate-control-center mate-dialogs caja mate-icon-theme mate-notification-daemon mate-polkit marco mate-session-manager mate-settings-daemon mate-desktop mate-panel caja-image-converter caja-open-terminal caja-sendto caja-share dconf-editor mate-dictionary mate-disk-usage-analyzer mate-icon-theme-faenza mate-netspeed mate-screenshot mate-search-tool mate-sensors-applet mate-system-log mate-user-share mozo python-caja atril engrampa eom gucharmap mate-applets mate-calc mate-power-manager mate-media mate-screensaver mate-system-monitor mate-terminal mate-themes mate-menus atril-caja caja-engrampa marco-themes mate-common mate-icon-theme-faenza-dark mate-icon-theme-faenza-gray mate-indicator-applet patterns-openSUSE-mate_basis pluma lightdm
    the infinite caja windows bug is gone and mate starts fine, maybe the suse maintainer needs to edit the mate package list (I think it's the same person who wrote the tutoorial I used for the above list)
    anyhow I am liking the mate DE with openSUSE 13.2

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    Default Re: Problem using Mate with 13.2

    I just tried that. I still have the infinite caja problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    I just tried that. I still have the infinite caja problem.
    I also switched to lightdm haven't tried it with kdm, it really works I don't understand it?
    I originally installed all mate- and caja- packages from yast, after using the above command I noticed 5 wore not installed, unfortunately I didn't note what those wore I only remember zypper telling me 5 packages to download.

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    this is just an idea as I did something similar,
    uninstall all caja-* packages from a different DE, loggin to Mate, and run the above command (install all these packages)

    Code:
    sudo zypper in gnome-main-menu mate-backgrounds mate-control-center mate-dialogs caja mate-icon-theme mate-notification-daemon mate-polkit marco mate-session-manager mate-settings-daemon mate-desktop mate-panel caja-image-converter caja-open-terminal caja-sendto caja-share dconf-editor mate-dictionary mate-disk-usage-analyzer mate-icon-theme-faenza mate-netspeed mate-screenshot mate-search-tool mate-sensors-applet mate-system-log mate-user-share mozo python-caja atril engrampa eom gucharmap mate-applets mate-calc mate-power-manager mate-media mate-screensaver mate-system-monitor mate-terminal mate-themes mate-menus atril-caja caja-engrampa marco-themes mate-common mate-icon-theme-faenza-dark mate-icon-theme-faenza-gray mate-indicator-applet patterns-openSUSE-mate_basis pluma lightdm
    see what happens, you shouldn't get the infinite caja windows bug, open a caja window from a terminal if you get an error note it, if caja starts normally logg-out and logg-in to Mate.

    ps I recently installed cinnamon too I'm not sure if it installed an extra gtk package that fixed a dependency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    this is just an idea as I did something similar,
    uninstall all caja-* packages from a different DE, loggin to Mate, and run the above command (install all these packages)
    It shouldn't matter which desktop you install them from. I installed while running KDE. There were around 10 new packages installed via your suggested command.

    I don't want to try installing from within MATE, when that infinite caja loop is sucking up all of the machine cycles.

    Tomorrow, I'll try with a new user account, to see whether there is some left-over configuration that is causing problems.
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    Default Re: Problem using Mate with 13.2

    run caja in a terminal under kde (or what ever you use) see if it runs or if it gives you an error, for me it didn't use to run it gave an X Window System error, now it runs fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    run caja in a terminal under kde (or what ever you use) see if it runs or if it gives you an error, for me it didn't use to run it gave an X Window System error, now it runs fine.
    Code:
    The program 'caja' received an X Window System error.
    This probably reflects a bug in the program.
    The error was 'BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)'.
      (Details: serial 7 error_code 9 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
    Then it suggested that I run with "--sync" to investigate the error. But it did not report any error with "--sync", other than one that is related to samba (which I am not running).

    My bug report has a reply, I think from the MATE maintainer, indicating that this is awaiting an upstream fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    Then it suggested that I run with "--sync" to investigate the error. But it did not report any error with "--sync", other than one that is related to samba (which I am not running).
    That was easy.

    I created a two line shell script name "caja" in "$HOME/bin":

    Code:
    #! /bin/sh -
    exec caja --sync
    and now there is no more infinite caja.

    Possibly, I have crippled caja. But a crippled caja is better than an infinite looping one.
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    Not to butt in but when I played with MATE I had same issue putting MATE on top of KDE or Gnome. Caja breeding like crazy.

    But problem is well known, also up on their github I think. You can find link if you want Seems you are thinking this is openSUSE issue? I doubt that or several distros make same mistake. Possible I guess.

    More ways to skin a cat but here is what I copy and pasted as a reminder to myself, is from Cajas github, "issues" page I think.

    If you need immediate relief, this was mentioned, "In the meantime this problem can easily worked around by editing the /usr/share/applications/caja.desktop file, changing the X-MATE-AutoRestart value from true to false."
    So at FIRST reboot I did not pick "MATE" but "Icewm" and then changed that desktop link.

    Worked.

    Fairly sure it is mentioned on these forums too.

    Problem is of course I only found out AFTER having wasted time scratching head. Did send some "happy" thoughts to MATE devs. Or who ever is responsible. If openSUSE is to blame I will redirect them, lol. But my money is on MATE. Cant remember them blaming distros packagers and they would if relevant, why take blame for them?

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