UP7 messes up system

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timbo
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UP7 messes up system

Postby timbo » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:06 pm

Sorry in advance, my report is highly unspecific. I updated my system for the third time now and each time it ended up being unusable. Launching a terminal, synaptic and various other programs will result in a short flickering and then... nothing. Right-clicking the desktop, it turns black and i lose the ability to do anything at all. Some programs such as chromium work just fine whereas other like the above mentioned don't work at all...

System is a clean install with cinnamon.

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Re: UP7 messes up system

Postby Monsta » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:48 am

timbo wrote:System is a clean install with cinnamon.

You may have stumbled upon this.

Can you access the console by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1?

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Re: UP7 messes up system

Postby timbo » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:37 am

I'm pretty sure that on the second attempt I followed your instructions. Giving the upgrade another shot right now and I hope it somehow doesn't screw up the system this time.

EDIT: I gave up on it after another fruitless attempt. Switched to Wheezy for the time being.

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Re: UP7 messes up system

Postby ddurdle » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:21 pm

What theme are you running? I've only seen this behaviour if you select a non GTK3.6 friendly theme (where certain GTK applications close just as quick as they open, creating an illusion of "flicker").

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Re: UP7 messes up system

Postby timbo » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:15 am

I am using Zukitwo Colors: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=146290 which is indeed not compatible with gtk 3.6. So that may be the reason my system kept crashing. I can't replicate it or check with another theme as my laptop is running Wheezy now. Thanks though!


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