DavidMcCann wrote:Whaaw wasn't being verbose: just explaining exactly why it couldn't to play the file. Naturally I installed the codecs (I did say that Parole worked) and then checked flv, wmv, and mp4 videos, with all failing to play.
Are you saying that whaaw failed to play those files after you installed the codecs? That would be very strange, as parole uses exactly the same framework for playing everything.
Both the Gnome and Mate versions of the keyring daemon and ssh are set up.
No getting around that. Both have to be installed. The MATE desktop itself needs the mate-keyring and there are a lot of other applications that specifically need the gnome-keyring. No way to use one in place of the other.
DavidMcCann wrote:Other problems
Mate seems to have inherited some Gnome bugs. I can't use xim and I've mentioned that at the Mate forum. Keyboard shortcuts using Super have to be set with the configuration tool because the shortcut program doesn't accept them; I haven't told them about that, but I shall. The panel's keyboard indicator can't show a British keyboard, because the flag has been named uk instead of gb. You can see I'm really having to scrape the barrel to find bugs!
No idea about xim as I don't use it and I haven't tried it. The flag problem can be easily fixed.