Hi all, first time poster.
I am here to post a few problems I am experiecing after blowing away my Mint12 install and installed Mint13.
Everything went well during install. Listed below are a few things I noticed and I was wondering if there are planned fixes for these issues/is anyone else experiencing this. These are issues that did NOT appear/happen in Mint12.
1) When I boot my Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F, after BIOS splash screen, I wait at a black screen for roughly 10-15 seconds (M12, 5-10 seconds) followed by a GREEN background screen w/ a message saying that " /dev/sda1/....something or other is "not currently ready...please wait " After about 15-20 seconds, it brings me to the newer login screen. I then log in fine (albeit slower than 12, perhaps because I added encryption to /home/ ?)
2) I notice, now, when I access my movie files, or when I am navigating throughout the OS, in my terminal I see process "totem-video-thu" always on TOP at 99% CPU utilization. Sometimes 110-130%. This causes my laptop to CRANK and go "weeeeeeeee" and start to get enormously hot.It eventually goes away, but it the mean time it slows the heck out of my PC and my productivity is halted greatly.
3) Also, whenever I access the file system or /home/ I see the 'flush-encryptfs' process pop up and crank at 100% holding steady. This is not just me seeing it pop up and go away, it stays open cranking the CPU.
During Install, I did set it to enrypt home folder. I am now annoyed I did, as this is becoming an issue as I play movies that reside in home folder.
Also, copying documents from external drive to /home/ cranks CPU. I understand, I know, it's encrypting the documents/videos when its being placed and decrypting. But, I don't have THAT old hardware that would cause the CPU to hold steady for 2-4 minutes.
Lastly 4) I noticed that when I open up more than 3 programs, the task bar fills up and then actually COVERS the "menu" button not allowing to be clicked on. So, imagine the MENU on the far left. Open up one, or two apps (say, Firefox and terminal) no problem, I can still click MENU. Open a few more, and then icon/logos of the apps in the task bar start to go OVER/COVER menu and its not longer 100% visible. Trying to click on it, only re-opens the app COVERING it. If you close it, and MENU is visible again, it's ok.
Anyone having these issues? The most annoying and pressing issues I'd like resolved is the "totem-video-thu" process that is ALWAYS open and ALWAYS cranks my CPU and the MENU issue not being clickable once 2-3 apps open up in task bar.
I have screen shots if anyone needs. Also, here is a PASTEBIN of my complete system. So, you can see what specs I have on my system.http://pastebin.com/GcruPk6k
I will just wipe this and go back to 12 if this is not resolved. A quick google shows I am not the only one who has had some form a of problem w/ this process eating away mem and CPU?