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by tonybaker45
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: failure to launch, mint Tara
Replies: 1
Views: 49

failure to launch, mint Tara

keep getting a "failure to launch" message on start up. Happens on both laptop and desktop installation. Have to reload Mint from disk. Has been going on for last few months, otherwise Tara works fine for me.
by tonybaker45
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: My mom is 70 and is thinking about going with Linux Mint. She's on the fence. What should I tell her to convince her?
Replies: 49
Views: 6644

Re: My mom is 70 and is thinking about going with Linux Mint. She's on the fence. What should I tell her to convince her

I think the best feature of Linux is that it is FREE!!! No more costly "updates" and worrying about what virus software to use. No ore slow speed because of bloatware. Most aged people only use pc for email, Skype and searching the web, all of which are just as good on Linux. Be sure to put shortcut...
by tonybaker45
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Cinammon fails to launch
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Mint Cinammon fails to launch

yes I regularly update using the manager. Annoying thing is I have had an absolutely fantastic run from Linux Lite and Mint. OK some headaches setting up my Brother printer but even that seems ok now. At first I thought he "failure to launch" fault was due to hastily unplugging something from the US...
by tonybaker45
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Cinammon fails to launch
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Mint Cinammon fails to launch

I realise that I lose the files, but can anyone help me solve the problem with"failed to launch" which is my real concern.....?
by tonybaker45
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Cinammon fails to launch
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Mint Cinammon fails to launch

I have been using mint 18 and 19 for a while and it is great, even for a newbie like me. So nice to be free of Windows! However, lately, on both my PC and laptop, I have been getting loading failures with the message "unable to launch - falling back to default" etc. No amount of key pressing will ge...

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