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by LooseWingnut
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Who is Mints target user?
Replies: 45
Views: 11701

Re: Who is Mints target user?

Good question I've been using Linux pretty much full time since the beginning of 2010. My first main "distro" was Ubuntu 10.04. Since then, I've repurposed/built two PCs and owned two laptops that have run every LinuxMint main edition going back to version 9, several versions of Peppermint...
by LooseWingnut
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Window List tip
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Cinnamon Window List tip

Thanks Sally. This was literally driving me nuts. as soon as I open five items, the launchers and menu get squished. Pretty annoying. Was thinking of going to two panels, but this'll work, maybe.
by LooseWingnut
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

One test i did : install a gnome-independent D.E and no crashes (openoffice insert table + vlc fullscreen + java applications successfully test ). So i think that MDM should not be the main culprit here (mostly Cinnamon badly interacting with something_TM). CoreI5/750 / 4 gig / Nvidia drivers / 32b...
by LooseWingnut
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

So, an interesting wrinkle: Using Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04, I was moving items around in the Mint menu and got the same lock up -- everything but the cursor. I had to force close and reboot but when I opened gnome log, I had nothing logged earlier than my reboot, so I can't help with the errors. I'v...
by LooseWingnut
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

For what it's worth, my Dell Inspiron 11z is on day two with no problems since upgrading up-gradable packages in Synaptic: There were about six packages relating to xorg and the 3.2 generic kernal. It's an easy step that requires no outside ppas, java purge and installations, etc. before those upgra...
by LooseWingnut
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

If anyone is really eager to use Cinnamon, I'd suggest installing Ubuntu 12.04 and grabbing the Cinnamon stable PPA with the following in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon You'll want to add the advanced system...
by LooseWingnut
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

This is a pretty huge problem... I just tested the live 64-bit Mint on my System76 laptop (i5 / Intel grpahics) that's currently running Ubuntu 12.04 and I couldn't even open the menu without the same sort of lock up. It's the same thing. My Dell tester (Inspiron11z, i3, Intel graphics) with Mint is...
by LooseWingnut
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

And just as I finished typing that, I resumed working in Writer and it froze as soon as I opened a menu. :? Sorry to hear that... I haven't had a lock up after upgrading those packages. Something must be busted if this many people are having the same issue. I was thinking of moving my main work mac...
by LooseWingnut
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Just wait a while. You'll freeze again. I don't know. I froze three times in two hours. After the upgrades, I'm approaching 6 hours without a hitch... Feeling optimistic, but not considering myself out of the woods yet. EDIT: And by 6 hours, I mean running Chrome and Firefox simultaneously (ton of ...
by LooseWingnut
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Is Linux Kernal 3.4 even stable? (saw it was released a few weeks back. Missed the news...) Since upgrading packages in synaptic, I've been freeze free. For anyone not familiar, once you've opened synaptic package manager and logged in (you need your admin password), look at the main, right field wi...
by LooseWingnut
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon
Replies: 527
Views: 220276

Re: System freezing - Mint 13 Cinnamon

Had the same exact issue. No sure fire reason I could tell. Happened once when I opened a second session of Chrome, again when I saved a doc in LibreOffice... Memory use has been fine... Same machine ran Ubuntu 12.04 without a hitch. I noticed in Synaptic that the kernal and some x packages were mar...

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