I installed Linux Mint 15 KDE on my existing dual boot system along with Windows 8 and Linux Mint 14 KDE (all 64 bit) on an HP Envy dv7 with (UEFI). I applied the updates after the install. I updated to KDE 4.11 as that is what I have on 14 KDE. I have separate /home partitions which in the past have allowed me to copy my home directories from one Linux Mint release to the next and in that way preserve my data and settings. The command I use for that in Konsole is:
sudo cp -p -r -v "/media/rob/5d565130-9b06-4bc1-904f-d943120c5ccb/rob" "/home", where rob is my userid. That copies data from my LM14 home partition to my LM15 home partition preserving permissions and timestamps.
This has worked in the past moving from 12 to 13 and 13 to 14, but now I get the error message in MDM "Could not start D-Bus. Can you call qdbus?" with the ~/.xsession-errors file stating 5 times "Failed to connect to the VIrtualBox kernel service". Then back to the MDM screen. I can login with another userid with admin priviledges on LM15 to issue sudo commands to fix my problem, but I don't know what my problem is. I suspect something in the .kde directory as I had customized it a bit on Linux Mint 14. Can someone suggest a way to fix this loop I am in?
I just keep coming back to MDM without a way to log in with just a console. Rebooting with recovery only allows me to log in as root. I have spent several days Googling this and reinstalling to no avail.
Also I would like suggestions on better ways to preserve data between releases.
I should add that GNU GRUB version 2.00-7ubuntu11 offers my Linux Mint 14 KDE version along with Windows 8 and Olivia, but the login screen keeps coming back w/o a message after I select a user and provide a password so I can no longer get to Linux Mint 14 KDE. Windows 8 works fine and Olivia lets me log in with one userid (no copying between home directories yet) but not on the one where I copied /home/rob (LM14) to /home/rob (LM15).
Here's particulars people always ask about:
fargo (HP DV7T-7200 Quad Edition)
Linux Mint 15 KDE
Windows 8 Home - brista
Wenesday, August 28, 12:29 P
Output from CLI ( inxi -Fc 0 >h.txt; kate h.txt):
System: Host: fargo Kernel: 3.8.0-26-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.11.00 Distro: Linux Mint 15 Olivia
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC version: 088A110000305920000620100
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 181C version: 52.24 Bios: Insyde version: F.22 date: 11/02/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz 3: 1200.00 MHz 4: 1200.00 MHz 5: 1200.00 MHz 6: 1200.00 MHz 7: 1200.00 MHz 8: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.1.3
Audio: Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8.0-26-generic
Network: Card-1: Ralink Device 539b driver: rt2800pci
IF: wlan0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: a4:17:31:ab:a0:cf
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac: a0:b3:cc:4c:17:4f
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (1.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54101 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 19G used: 5.1G (30%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 74G used: 9.4G (14%) fs: ext4
ID: /boot size: 454M used: 49M (12%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0C mobo: 52.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 245 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 909.7/7875.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4