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Mint 14 MATE error on startup (SOLVED)

Postby heiowge » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:33 am

Mint 14 MATE works. Works fine, except for one thing... I get an error message on startup:

language en_GB does not exist using system default

I click past this and it works.

Anyone know how to sort this error?

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Postby xenopeek » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:25 pm

Possibly. What is the output of the following command?
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locale -a
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Postby heiowge » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:05 am

xenopeek wrote:Possibly. What is the output of the following command?
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locale -a


C
C.UTF-8
en_AG
en_AG.utf8
en_AU.utf8
en_BW.utf8
en_CA.utf8
en_DK.utf8
en_GB.utf8
en_HK.utf8
en_IE.utf8
en_IN
en_IN.utf8
en_NG
en_NG.utf8
en_NZ.utf8
en_PH.utf8
en_SG.utf8
en_US.utf8
en_ZA.utf8
en_ZM
en_ZM.utf8
en_ZW.utf8
POSIX
zh_CN.utf8
zh_SG.utf8
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Postby xenopeek » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:14 am

So it looks like en_GB is supported; I hope it's not a case sensitive thing... Can you take a screenshot of the message when you get it? Share it on tinypic.com or similar free image host.
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Postby heiowge » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:03 pm

I meant to, but my camera needs charging. I thought about that, so I looked. I've corrected the spelling to include correct case en_GB instead of en_gb.
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Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:37 am

Oh, you get this at the boot screen? I assumed it would be after logging in (in that case, just press the Print Screen button to get a screenshot).
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Postby heiowge » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:18 am

The screen pops up just before I get a desktop. It might be too early to screenshot, but I'll give it a go...
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Postby heiowge » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:27 am

Screenshot didn't take. Try this:

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Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:49 am

Right, but is this before, at or after the login screen :)
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Postby heiowge » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:45 pm

There's no login screen. Login is automatic.
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Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:28 pm

Okay, found it I think. Edit your /etc/default/locale file as root (gksudo pluma /etc/default/locale). The first line is probably:
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LANG="en_GB.UTF-8"

If there isn't a line that sets LANGUAGE also, add it as follows. If there is, but doesn't have the .UTF-8 bit then add that. It should be set the same as your LANG variable.
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LANGUAGE="en_GB.UTF-8"

Then reboot to activate.

Found through an old bug report on GDM, on which MDM is based that Linux Mint uses. Here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gdm/+bug/185947. Comments #15 and further were the helpful ones.
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Postby heiowge » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:23 pm

Made the change to the second line. It previously read "...GB:en" on the end.

No luck though. I got the same error on startup.

That link appears to be dead. It went to another error screen. :cry:
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Postby xenopeek » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:14 pm

Yeah, sorry. I didn't put the URL in tags and so the dot at the end got included when you clicked on it. Fixed it above. I'm not sure what else could be the cause of this.
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Postby heiowge » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:48 am

Fixed it!!! :D

I had a look around the MATE section of the Mint forums.

It seems that if I log out and then change the default language to English (GB) in the login screen, the session confirms the default change and then doesn't have the error again.

I just wish they'd build it into the install...
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