Since update - slow login, numerous problems

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Since update - slow login, numerous problems

Postby Yar Nivek on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:53 am

Since updating to the latest Cinnamon modules and mint kernels (13 cinnamon), etc through apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade, I've had numerous problems.

First, my login time (from entering my password to getting my desktop up) is now a minute, where it had previously been seconds.
It takes another minute or two after that before my computer will even acknowledge the presence of my mouse.
It moved my window applet into the center of the panel, instead of left justifying it. My mythtv frontend stopped being able to reach the backend even though it was running. I don't know how much of this is interrelated, but I would love some help in working out why Mint went from working to my satisfaction to being awful.
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Re: Since update - slow login, numerous problems

Postby remoulder on Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:28 pm

Yar Nivek wrote:through apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade

Quite simply Mint does not support this method of upgrading for the reasons you are now posting about. I suggest you backup your data and do a fresh install, see http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2
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Re: Since update - slow login, numerous problems

Postby Yar Nivek on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:58 pm

Most of the time I have upgraded through the icon in the panel telling me that mint has updates ready for me. That is in fact what I did this time. I did not realize that it was fundamentally different from apt-get upgrade, which is why I explained it as I did. Nevertheless, what is the recommended procedure regarding updates?
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Re: Since update - slow login, numerous problems

Postby xclusive585 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:05 am

Yar Nivek wrote:Most of the time I have upgraded through the icon in the panel telling me that mint has updates ready for me. That is in fact what I did this time. I did not realize that it was fundamentally different from apt-get upgrade, which is why I explained it as I did. Nevertheless, what is the recommended procedure regarding updates?

and... is there a command line alternative to mintupdate?
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