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Linssid install in MX 17.1 [SOLVED]

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Linssid install in MX 17.1 [SOLVED]

#1 Post by turtlebay777 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:52 pm

I have installed linssid from Synaptic package manager within MX and it seemed to pick dependencies as well and installed them too. It seems to be a GUI tool for searching for wifi stations. When I click on the program which is in the whisker menu under Internet, nothing happens. Can anyone help please? I have used it before but that was in Mint 18.
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Re: Linssid install in MX 17.1

#2 Post by fehlix » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:51 am

turtlebay777 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:52 pm
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It seems to be a GUI tool for searching for wifi stations. When I click on the program which is in the whisker menu under Internet, nothing happens.
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You can fix the permission issue with this one-liner from the terminal command-line for the current user:

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L=share/applications/linssid.desktop; sed   's/^Exec=/&su-to-root -X -c /' /usr/$L > ~/.local/$L
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Re: Linssid install in MX 17.1 [SOLVED]

#3 Post by turtlebay777 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:43 am

Brilliant! Thanks so much, that worked.

Is that a one time command or do I need to do it each time I boot the system?

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Re: Linssid install in MX 17.1 [SOLVED]

#4 Post by fehlix » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:14 am

turtlebay777 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:43 am
Is that a one time command or do I need to do it each time I boot the system?
With the command I gave you, you have created a desktop entry
within your own local/share/applcations.
As the starter "overlays" the existing desktop-starter in /usr/share/applications,
only the user-local variant it available within the menu.
Removing ( or renaming) you local version will make the system version visible again.
So you need not to run the command twice ;=)
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