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by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!

I moved ' ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/menu@cinnamon.org -----' to ' ~/.local/share/cinnamon/menu@cinnamon.org -----' and restarted Cinnamon. No change. No menu. VirtualBox_Mint18_06_10_2019_02_44_30.png I have a section of 'syslog' from earlier, but really, I don't know how to interpret it. Rega...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!

... I really wish you'd just accept some advice occasionally and not consistently try and second guess. I really am trying to do as you say. I understand it completely. Fact 1 - back in May you copied the Cinnamon 3.0.7 menu applet from the system applet folder to your home applet older and made ch...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!

My '/home/mark/' was preserved, including the ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/menu@cinnamon.org/'! AHA!...

I just renamed 'menu@cinnamon.org' to 'menu@cinnamon.org -----' and restarted Cinnamon.
No change. ARGH!

PS: I'm going to reboot this pig. ...Please stand by...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!

I'm writing this in Mint18.3 VM. Still no menu, though the '/usr/share/cinnamon/applets/menu@cinnamon.org/applet.js' is the original. With no menu, From CWD='/media/mark/Palemoon Linux/', I had to run './palemoon --profile ./1oyhyp4u.default' in order to get to this forum. I modified a '.js' file. H...
by markfilipak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 340

Re: Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!

HI Steve, have we met? This really is a week for deja-vu - https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1688659#p1688659 Mark - remove your customised version 18 menu applet from ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets From the terminal rm ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/menu@cinnamon.org I modified a '.js'...
by markfilipak
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!
Replies: 22
Views: 340

[SOLVED] Fail - Upgrade from 18 to 18.3 - Help!

Here's the blow-by-blow action: 19-10-05 1 upgraded from Mint18 to Mint18.3 19-10-05 2 VirtualBox_Mint18_05_10_2019_21_10_54.png 19-10-05 2 VirtualBox_Mint18_05_10_2019_21_10_54.png 19-10-05 3 Update Manager - update kernel from 4.4.0-21 to 4.10.0-38 19-10-05 3 Update Manager - update ubuntu drivers...
by markfilipak
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

Just goes to show that sometimes the user is not at fault. BTW, what does "off-piste" mean? Literally it's a skiing term referring to skiing away from designated ski runs, but can be used informally to mean taking any course of action that is non-conventional and potentially risky. In the context I...
by markfilipak
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

In the Mint 18 Update Manager - Edit > Update Policy and then chose the third option 'Always Update Everything' Well, you know what? 'Update policy' didn't show up until the system was fixed. Look: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1696040#p1696034 . Just goes to show that sometimes the ...
by markfilipak
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

Nope. Thank you, Steve. Thank you so much. You are welcome - the apt update followed by apt upgrade did the same job as manually changing the update policy in update manager to update everything. I would still recommend that you default to update everything via update manager ongoing though. Oh, I ...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

inxi -Fxz&&lsusb&&lspci System: Host: mark-VirtualBox Kernel: 4.15.0-65-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: System: innotek (portable) product: VirtualBox v: 1.2 Mobo: Oracle model: VirtualBox v: 1.2 Bios: innotek v:...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

Nope. Well, I thought you were insisting that I update to specific versions of the kernel, of xorg, and of mesa. My bad. So far so good. Mint18 came up & rebooted & installed the GA & and now rebooting. + It's alive, doctor! + No More Transparency! YEAH! - The display is only 2560x1600 instead of 3...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

Shame you didn't actually follow my recommendations. No where did I suggest you go into Synaptic and force anything. Steve, Update Manager said I was up to date. It always said I was up to date. Whenever Update Manager prompted me to update, I always did. It did not show the updates you wanted me t...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver

In Synaptic now... Here we go again - off-piste - :roll: What does that mean? "off-piste"? Why didn't you just amend your Update Policy in Update manager and Update from there? Synaptic is not the right tool for updating your preinstalled software. No need to force anything. What Update Policy? Upd...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

I need to regress mesa from '18.0.5-0ubuntu0~16.04.1' back to '11.2.0-1unbuntu2'
Here's what I'm presented with:
VirtualBox_Mint18_04_10_2019_19_47_35.png
What do I do?
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do
Replies: 12
Views: 350

[SOLVED] Failed to start the X server -- I'm in deep do-do

SOLUTION: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=302984#p1696035 , and each of Smurphos's steps seem non-descructive, so they're safe to use even if you didn't force anything via Synaptic. Smurphos's steps restored Mint to full service like magic. His steps work no matter what. This is a ...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver

In Synaptic now... The only thing I see that xorg-ish with # 1.18.3 is this: xserver-xorg-core, Installed: 2:1.18.3-1ubuntu2, Latest: 2:1.18.4-0Unbuntu0.8 Force shows "2:1.18.4-0ubuntu0.8 (xenial-updates)" Confirmation: Is that what you want me to force? There's 10 entries of this form: ...mesa..., ...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver

Display Server: Mine: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers, Yours: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers
GLX Version: Mine: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0, Yours: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5

...doing more work... please stand by
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver

I threw caution to the winds, enabled everything in 'Update Manager' and got new dbus & new kernel mark@mark-VirtualBox ~ $ inxi -SGxxxz System: Host: mark-VirtualBox Kernel: 4.4.0-165-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: mdm Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sa...
by markfilipak
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver
Replies: 15
Views: 491

Re: Uncontrollable transparancy with VBox's VMSVGA driver

So I thought I had given you the advice on how to solve this in your previous thread on this issue, albeit you went off-piste and decided to upgrade your Mint version instead. Steve, you're a prince. I'm going to read the rest slowly and in great detail, but I want to respond to this -- I understan...
by markfilipak
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Move Your Linux home Directory to Another Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: How to Move Your Linux home Directory to Another Drive

all41 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Yes--no symlinks. ~/ is not touched ...
In the article I linked to, the author doesn't use symlink. He auto-mounts an external drive at '/home' -- at least, that's what I think he does. I wanted to do that from the git-go, way back when, but was advised against it.

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