boxes around system input fields disappeared

Asked by erikts on 2016-09-30

boxes for filling in passwords etc. in several system programmes (example UpdateManager) have disappeared. I believe in connection with an update to kernel 4.8-17.
Ideas for how to get them back or check for missing files?

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How did you get the kernel?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Best ErikTS (posterik) said : #2

On 09/30/2016 06:53 PM, actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #402609 on linux in Ubuntu changed:
> Status: Open => Needs information
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> How did you get the kernel?
> What is the output of:
> lsb_release -a; uname -a
> Thanks
I thank you for your prompt action upon my question.

I have decided to live with this phenomenon until next necessary
upgrade, so consider the problem as solved for now.

If it may be of any interest/use for other people:

erik@HP ~ $ lsb_release -a; uname -a gives:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Release: 18
Codename: sarah
Linux HP 4.8.0-21-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 4 18:27:25 UTC 2016
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The kernel was downloaded from

Kind regards


erikts (launchpad-microguard) said : #3

Thanks ErikTS, that solved my question.

Mint is not supported by the Ubuntu community in any way. It has it's own support forums and channels.
None of the "Ubuntu based" distributions are supported by the Ubuntu community. I suggest you post on the Mint forum here:

Similarly, Ubuntu is based on Debian. If you ask for Ubuntu support in Debian support channels then you will be pointed here (or similar)