trapperjohn wrote:Here are a few images of my settings:
I guessing yours are the same. Your Bios is set to allow hardware virtualization and your machine can't be any less functional than the laptop I am using currently.
Yes, my setting are pretty much the same, save for a few small differences in resource allocation. Whilst my machine is nice and new and performs very well, you seem to have a bit more under the bonnet to spare than I do.
Only setting difference was that you had PAE/NX enabled. Mine was not by default. I tried Cinnamon again with that enabled, but no change to the status quo.
trapperjohn wrote:I am fairly certain that the problems you are seeing are not with LMDE-Cinnimon, but rather, the way the OS is being virtualized. (There may be other opinions). A future migration to a native install would not have the set of headaches you have had.
That sounds logical, otherwise I can't see how you were able to fix the issues by ticking a box I already had ticked. Something to experiment with when I have more time. Good to know that these issues would not present with a full native install though. My ultimate aim, is for a linux based install on an encrypted flash drive that can be nice and portable for my work. This VBox experiment is really to get me used to the system and how everything works. Once I'm confident enough in my ability to navigate around enough to be able to use the distro for my working needs, I'll be looking to set up a permanent and secure portable installation.
trapperjohn wrote:We have a decision to make. Completely redo the install and hope it works out right. Ditch LMDE-Cinnimon and, when you have bandwidth, get the LMDE-Mate and try it (I have found it a cooperative VBox guest). Consider another distro like Debian Wheezy (my favorite for my native machines).
Whilst I'd ideally have loved to have been working from the Cinnamon environment, you have helped me to get to the point where I have a working LMDE, which when all is said and done, is all I really wanted. I've managed to reconfigure a few things to make the gnome classic look more to my liking now, so I can live with that for the time being.
I wish I had the time to commit further and keep plugging away until I get Cinnamon working, but I have a family situation that has arisen, and I need to go away for a few days. Next couple of weeks I have a very testing work schedule and will be travelling a lot, so at the moment, I can't see how I'm going to find the free time.
trapperjohn wrote:Further follow up:
The question posted has evolved sinse you first wrote it. We have learned along the way and can reformulate a new, symptom-directed post; LMDE Vbox Guest: Cinnimon session crash after update. Definity include in the post that gnome fallback is in tact.
Indeed, I am most grateful for the education mate, couldn't have got to this point without your help.
trapperjohn wrote:Bug report:
Although I was, in the end, able to correct my crash; we both reproduced the error and we know that it resulted from an update. The quandry is, does the bug go to VBox or Mint?
Maybe it would be best to consider both, unless we can be sure that either one is the problem?
I have used vanilla Mint 13/15 Cinnimon on occasion in the past. The effects are great. For me, I prefer a minimalist desktop/display manager. Running Cinnimon is a hot, resource demanding option... the performance cost of eye candy.
I've always been a sucker for aesthetic beauty mate.
Anyway, thanks so much for all the time, patience and help you have given me John. You are a good man, and the world could sure use more of your kind, dedicated to selfless service to others.
It has been good to make your aquaintance my friend.