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Mate installs but after the restart...

Post by tacoz » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:34 am

I decided to try a fresh install with Mate 17.2... (currently using 17.1 Xfce)
All of this activity was done--amongst other things--using my Logitech K400 keyboard

The iso to USB was created successfully
The USB booted successfully and the install was successful
The restart was successful
However, at the login dialog... the keyboard doesn't work, no mouse no keyboard!
Had to go back... and reinstall that 17.1

Its weird that the live-usb works the keyboard but after the install... not
Any clues as how to resolve that problem?

Thanks!

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Re: Mate installs but after the restart...

Post by JOPETA » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:56 am

Hi Tacoz!

You have returned to Rebecca and provide no details ( computer, RAM, processor,...), so no answers.

Try installing again, but check your iso file (verified with md5sum) and installation media (GRUB option in Mint Live) before. If after installing you have the same problem just unplug and plug again keyboard and mouse, update Mint and GRUB (sudo apt-get update and sudo update-grub from a terminal) and install a last kernel 3.16 (click on Mintupdate icon>view>Linux kernels>(locate and select)>Install kernel), then Reboot.

If repluging doesn't work, try editing first GRUB option (pressing E or TAB) adding nomedeset, acpi=off, noapic, nolapic and/or acpi_osi="Linux" to the kernel line and delete quite splash to boot in save mode and make above changes.

In other hand, if you wish, wait for Rafaela upgrade in your Rebecca XFCE and discharge problems related to kernel updating to 3.16 with mintupdate. If something goes wrong you can boot with the "previous kernel" GRUB option and unisntall the new kernel the same way (click on Mintupdate icon>view>Linux kernels>(locate and select)>Uninstall kernel). Good luck :wink:

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Re: Mate installs but after the restart...

Post by tacoz » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:53 pm

JOPETA wrote:Hi Tacoz!
You have returned to Rebecca and provide no details ( computer, RAM, processor,...), so no answers.
@JOPETA
Thank you for the input!
I assumed that in explaining the successful stuff... that details were superfluous but just to clarify...
I check the MD5SUM as a matter of course - so the live usb was a valid install
The output for lscpu

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Architecture:          x86_64
CPU op-mode(s):        32-bit, 64-bit
Byte Order:            Little Endian
CPU(s):                4
On-line CPU(s) list:   0-3
Thread(s) per core:    2
Core(s) per socket:    2
Socket(s):             1
NUMA node(s):          1
Vendor ID:             GenuineIntel
CPU family:            6
Model:                 69
Model name:            Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Stepping:              1
CPU MHz:               888.187
CPU max MHz:           3000.0000
CPU min MHz:           800.0000
BogoMIPS:              4788.88
Virtualisation:        VT-x
L1d cache:             32K
L1i cache:             32K
L2 cache:              256K
L3 cache:              4096K
NUMA node0 CPU(s):     0-3
The output of free -m

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             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         15967       1691      14276        130         98        794
-/+ buffers/cache:        797      15170
Swap:            0          0          0
The hardware is good enough
As part of trying to resolve the problem... I had tried that unplugging and plugging in again, but that didn't make any difference
While I could edit the grub--the keyboard worked at that point--no sooner that I hit Enter... did the keyboard freeze and there was no way to get past that login dialog

So anyways...
I see Xfce 17.2 is here so I'll stick with what I know works... and leave MATE for another day!

Thanks again!

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Re: Mate installs but after the restart...

Post by JOPETA » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:03 pm

Did you try also booting in kernel recovery mode? In any case, Iso file maybe is correct but creating USB could fail. Remember to disable "secure boot" (also Fast boot and Inte SRT, if any) if installing in a UEFI system, never mind you can boot w/o touching UEFI/BIOS setting.

With that hardware you should have no problems with any Mint desktop, so give Cinnamon and/or KDE a chance. I have discovered them this year and I very happy with both Mint's DE, after some troubles when upgrading from Maya Mate to Qiana (still installed and working but almost never use). Good luck :wink:

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