Preference panel is not opening. I click on it and nothing happens. When I go into the menu I cannot access anything in it. This is happening on my laptop and desktop.
Hi @TemLyl98! Welcome!
When was the last time you updated your systems? I would recommend doing so if it has been a while.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y
Additionally, have you installed anything else recently?
I update as soon as I see the notification. No, I haven’t installed anything else.
Just to be clear, you are speaking of your system preferences? And not preferences for a program or app, correct?
Correct, system preferences.
Try opening a terminal and entering:
See if that brings it up. If it doesn’t, copy paste the result here so I can see it.
No module named ‘PIL’
Okay, I think i may have narrowed it down. I found this post on reddit that is about your same issue.
They suggest installing
apt install python3-pil
apt install python-pil
After doing that, I would recommend restarting your machines.
I did both and it still did not work.
Shared your issue with the other admins, and Jeff is saying that you should try installing MATE. Follow this guide: How to install MATE in Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition
Or type this command in the terminal:
apt-get update && apt-get install mint-meta-mate
I first tried using the terminal with no results. Then I followed the guide which worked! Thank you so much!!!
Oh okay! Awesome! So glad that worked for you!