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Linux mint 19 mate

Post by pgc3411 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:47 pm

How to go from Mint 19 Mate to 19 Cinnamon?

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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by gm10 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm

Ideally clean install, or

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apt install mint-meta-cinnamon
and then switch the desktop environment at the login screen (icon to the right of your user name).
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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by sdibaja » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 pm

gm10 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Ideally clean install, or

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apt install mint-meta-mate
and then switch the desktop environment at the login screen (icon to the right of your user name).
mint-meta-mate? that sounds odd.
I think he wants to go to Cinnamon

True, clean install is best
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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by gm10 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:20 pm

sdibaja wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:10 pm
I think he wants to go to Cinnamon
Why would anybody want to go Cinnamon?! :P Thx, corrected. ;)

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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by Pierre » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Ideally clean install, or just use

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apt install mint-meta-cinnamon
and then switch the desktop environment at the login screen (icon to the right of your user name).
that the way that I've done this - - on both LM18x & on LM19x series as well.
-then you just log out & log-in on the other system.

the Mate & Cinnamon DEs do seem to work together, quite well.
whereas the Mate & XFCE do not work as well.
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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by pgc3411 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:15 pm

I was just curious if it could be done, I am staying with what I have. I am still having very very slow boot issues with 19 Mate. The other issue that I was having seems to have miraculously resolved itself, updates. I had not gotten a single update for over 2 months...suddenly I am receiving updates on a regular basis, go figure. the slow boot is aggravating, 6 minutes give or take, once booted the system runs seamlessly. I have been through many steps to try to resolve the boot problem, alas, thus far to no avail.

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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by ud6 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:09 am

pgc3411 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:15 pm
I was just curious if it could be done, I am staying with what I have. I am still having very very slow boot issues with 19 Mate. The other issue that I was having seems to have miraculously resolved itself, updates. I had not gotten a single update for over 2 months...suddenly I am receiving updates on a regular basis, go figure. the slow boot is aggravating, 6 minutes give or take, once booted the system runs seamlessly. I have been through many steps to try to resolve the boot problem, alas, thus far to no avail.
Yup, I have similar boot problems (maybe not as extreme) and I think came when kernel update.

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systemd-analyze
is a nice way to see what is taking time with the boot. I know my issues but too lazy to resolve this :lol: :lol:
Fundamentally though, a modern OS that takes 6 minutes to boot is a bit of a failure in my book, regardless of whether we can tweak it ourselves to get it working properly.

more options for systemd-analyze... https://www.tecmint.com/systemd-analyze ... rformance/

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Re: Linux mint 19 mate

Post by sdibaja » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:57 am

pgc3411 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:15 pm
I was just curious if it could be done, I am staying with what I have. I am still having very very slow boot issues with 19 Mate. The other issue that I was having seems to have miraculously resolved itself, updates. I had not gotten a single update for over 2 months...suddenly I am receiving updates on a regular basis, go figure. the slow boot is aggravating, 6 minutes give or take, once booted the system runs seamlessly. I have been through many steps to try to resolve the boot problem, alas, thus far to no avail.
6 minutes is very radical.
out of curiosity, what is the contents of your /etc/fstab file?

sometimes I get extreme boot issues when the system is looking for a partition to mount.
It happens when I test a Mint or Ubuntu product: the swap partition gets messed up (reformatted) by the Ubuntu/Mint installer.
formatting a swap partition changes the UUID,
if in error it can to be edited in the fstab

this fstab file was created by the LMDE 3 installer... it mounted all swap partitions on the system.
I had to comment out two swap partitions that are to be used by other systems and may not exist later.
(add # to the beginning of the line)

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a device; this may
# be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices that works even if
# disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
#
# <file system>             <mount point>  <type>  <options>  <dump>  <pass>
#UUID=32672b6b-89f5-4330-9f06-e9d53a2d18f4 swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
UUID=30cfcf36-b9b8-47e8-86ea-55774fb6946f /              ext4    defaults,noatime,discard 0 1
UUID=719d1294-0b7f-43da-ba67-f34cd6bfae72 swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
UUID=40ca87d2-ff47-49ce-abc9-9708b5f5abf8 /home          ext4    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
#UUID=25a70e3e-8546-4b5c-b952-9be62160e98b swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
#UUID=8e91b6c4-ea26-4774-aaca-1ec53c59ad71 swap           swap    defaults,noatime,discard 0 2
tmpfs                                     /tmp           tmpfs   defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0
Or, the "Disks"(gnome-disks) program messes it up with the "auto mount" option (very old Bug)
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