They haven’t officially announced it at the time of writing, but Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) was released a couple of days ago.
Naturally I had to download and install! I used the MATE 64bit edition and for various reasons I installed Cinnamon on top.
I decided on a complete reinstall including formatting my Home partition, so I backed up everything and formatted.
As usual the process was painless. Nadia installed without a glitch. However the process was not without a couple of minor problems which led to a little frustration.
The first problem that I encountered was a strange one. While running through the list of packages (listed on the Software page of this site) I installed Audacity. When I ran a test I discovered the problem – Audacity had no menu-bar! After trying the usual reinstall and the like with no success I resorted to the Internet. As usual I had to wade trough a series of solutions that didn’t work, but eventually found one that did.
The solution involved a hack to the code using the following:
sudo mv /usr/bin/audacity /usr/bin/prog-audacity
gksudo pluma /usr/bin/audacity
In the above, you may want to change “pluma” to your own editor, such as “gedit”.
In the editor insert the following lines :
Save the file and then run
sudo chmod a+x /usr/bin/audacity
That sorted the problem and now Audacity runs as normal.
This may just be a temporary glitch such as a missing library, but my Internet searches gave no clues.
As a footnote, I also ran into problems installing Google Earth. I remembered seeing a mention of this on the Mint blog, so I tried Clem’s fix. It worked, so it appears the bug hadn’t been fixed before full release!
Almost immediately I found a major flaw in the fix above.
I use Audacity Nightly which was updated shortly after I posted this. That of course overwrote my modification.
A bit of further research led to a permanent solution.Apparently it is a wxwidgets problem.
The solution. Enter the following –
sudo apt-get purge appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 appmenu-qt
That seems to have done the trick!