Desktop goes wonky when flash drive inserted

Please post suggestions for improvement of Cinnamon on:
https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon
Post Reply
krustybaguette
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 151
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:24 am

Desktop goes wonky when flash drive inserted

Post by krustybaguette »

Image

This is what happens when I plug in any usb flash drives. When I remove the drive and reboot desktop returns to normal until the next time. I don't have a clue as to what to do. I tried booting into the three different kernels that are available with "advanced" options in grub. In addition I have not installed the new kernel 4.4.0-112-135. This problem began after I upgraded from 17.3 to 18.3. My system is a Lenovo Thinkpad T-520, 8gb RAM.

Screen background should be the Northern Lights photo from Desktops provided in my distro. Icons get scattered about and obscure the regular desktop icons for home, computer, trash, etc.
User avatar
trytip
Level 13
Level 13
Posts: 4845
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:20 pm

Re: Desktop goes wonky when flash drive inserted

Post by trytip »

don't use photobucket they are evil, i can't even see the image
there may be something wrong with the connection. does it do the same in any usb port? there may be some error messages in .xsession-errors you may have to scroll for a while. this error log can get quite large (you can delete it safely and it will regenerate on next boot)
Image
Post Reply

Return to “Cinnamon”