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    Default Can't get mate-menu to appear

    Hi there,

    Anybody here using openSUSE Leap with Mate 1.10 and the mate-menu (the fancy menu with the search feature, forked from Linux Mint's Mint Menu)? I've tried everything and for the life of me I can't get it to work. When I add it to the Mate panel, only a single pixel dot appears on the panel, and it's not clickable. When I run it from a terminal, it only throws a non-fatal error. I tried changing the mate-menu text and icon in dconf, but it doesn't help. I also filed a bug report, but no reply for over a week.

    Since I'm running a fairly minimal system with hand-chosen package selection, I suspect that I'm missing a package that is not listed as a requirement for mate-menu that actually should be a hard requirement. I'm pretty sure mate-menu should be working for openSUSE Leap, because the new openSUSE L-i-f-e 42.1 release has screenshots of it.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Can't get mate-menu to appear

    I haven't used mate since 13.2 but do you have
    https://software.opensuse.org/packag...nding-openSUSE
    and
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/mate-menu
    installed, the meta package might be missing something go in yast and search for uninstalled mate packages

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    Default Re: Can't get mate-menu to appear

    Quote Originally Posted by sb56637 View Post
    I'm pretty sure mate-menu should be working for openSUSE Leap, because the new openSUSE L-i-f-e 42.1 release has screenshots of it.
    I installed Li-f-e 42.1 for testing. And, indeed, the Mate menu is working there.

    You might search for "mate" in Yast software management, and install anything that looks relevant. There's a lot installed in Li-f-e 42.1 that is found by such a search, but is not in the standard MATE pattern.
    openSUSE Leap 15.1; KDE Plasma 5;
    testing Leap 15.2Alpha

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    Default Re: Can't get mate-menu to appear

    Thanks to both of you for your time and replies!

    Yes, I do have mate-menu (and mate-menus) installed, and I tried both mate-menus-branding-openSUSE and mate-menus-branding-upstream. I'll guess I'll have to try nrickert's suggestion of trying uninstalled packages that appear to have some relevance.

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    Default Re: Can't get mate-menu to appear

    Sorry for the late answer. I'm the Mate maintainer. Can you point me to your opened bug report please ?

    Regards.
    Benjamin

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    Default Re: Can't get mate-menu to appear

    Quote Originally Posted by posophe View Post
    Sorry for the late answer. I'm the Mate maintainer. Can you point me to your opened bug report please ?

    Regards.
    Benjamin
    Hi Benjamin, thanks a lot for taking a look at this! Here's the bug report, but it doesn't give any additional information:
    https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=959024

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