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Oct 052016

Most of GTK applications in Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) load properly when you are using your computer locally. However if you connect to your server via VNC most of the GTK applications fail to launch when you click on their icons or launchers. If you try to load them from the terminal, you get a bunch of errors followed by a “segmentation fault”. This includes applications such as gedit, firefox, gThumb, Virtualbox, etc. Many of these are commonly used when connected via VNC using MATE session.

The error can be traced back to where it says ” cannot find libGLX_indirect.so.0″. If you use Nvidia proprietary libraries you can symbolically link the libGLX_nvidia.so.361.42* file which serves the function of the missing file.

There is a good description and discussion about this on the Ubuntu bugs forum in a thread titled All gtk applications Segfault via VNC with 16.04

The workaround for this is to create a symbolic link for the proprietary nvidia file in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu.

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-361/libGLX_nvidia.so.361.42 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGLX_indirect.so.0

* NOTE: Following one of the comment posted on there, I must add that your particular driver version may vary from the one I used (nvidia-360.42). Please use the version number you have on your machine.

As soon as this link is created all the applications start launching successfully.

Dec 272011

One mild inconvenience while using Linux Mint is the default Google search in Firefox search bar. The plain ol’ google search is reformatted, and wrapped within a Linux Mint flavoured wrapper. Its not the end of the world – you can always go to google.com and then search the same word or phrase. However, many people have gotten into the habit of performing their search using the search bar on top left corner within Firefox. Getting a Linux Mint wrapper around just doesn’t look right.

Someone figured out that the google.xml file used in the search plugin was modified in the Mint distribution to create give the modified results. In order to get the original google results, just type in the following command lines:

cd /usr/share/linuxmint/common/artwork/firefox/
sudo wget http://mxr.mozilla.org/firefox/source/browser/locales/en-US/searchplugins/google.xml?raw=1 -O google.xml.fixed
sudo mv google.xml google.xml.orig
sudo mv google.xml.fixed google.xml
sudo cp google.xml /usr/lib/firefox-addons/searchplugins/en-US/google.xml

Restarting Firefox (maybe a few times) is required to get the google results in the plain old familiar format.

The above code was obtained from: Change Back Google Search in Linux Mint