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by Dale_R
Tue May 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 147
Views: 11229

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?

I've been using MickeySoft products since the early/mid-80s DOS 2.11 - 6.x, Windoze 3.11, 95, 98, 2000, XP, and 7. Increasing security problems and "Features" in later versions put me off Windows and I started looking for a replacement. Mint/Cinnamon offered the most nearly seamless transition from ...
by Dale_R
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video

I don't think there is anything you can do at this point to get back up and running aside from a fresh install. If you followed that topic to the end you will find that dist-upgrade worked for the OP. Unfortunately, #apt dist-upgrade didn't help. I've exhausted all the approaches I now know, so I g...
by Dale_R
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video

Dale_R, Welcome to the LM forum :) Your problem seems similar to this post https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=233306 Follow my instructions to see if you have languishing packages. Thanks WharfRat. I followed all the cascading links and got some ideas, but I'm not quite ready to take...
by Dale_R
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video

A LOT of people are having this problem. ... I solved it, more or less, by switching to a tty terminal with Ctrl-Alt-F2, logging in, then entering sudo apt-get remove nvidia* and rebooting ... Thanks Jimallyn. Getting a tty terminal at least put me into more-or-less familiar territory - too much I ...
by Dale_R
Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Eeek! Yesterday's "update" trashed my video

Running Mint 17.3 Cinnamon. Sorry, can't be more specific now, because I can't read anything on the screen. But it had worked well for several months. It started yesterday, when I saw that 8 (IIRC) updates available - one of which (I'm fairly certain) was a video update; so started the update manage...

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