startup & shutdown problems

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startup & shutdown problems

Postby LongDog » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:46 am

About a month ago I installed mint Elyssa gnome on my son-in-laws computer for him.
He has had no problems till 2 days ago. He says he hasnt changed anything ,but now startup is taking a very long time and when he clicks on the Elyssa button to shut down it stays on screen till he clicks on another part of the screen and when he clicks on the shut down button it can take several minutes to shut down ?

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Re: startup & shutdown problems

Postby newW2 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:55 am

I normally just right click on teh menu button and select reload plug-ins and all is well. Having said that, when things happen suddenly what happened before it started is the thing I ask myself. For example, not knowing what you have enabled in sources.list you may have an updated mintMenu (there have been updates to mintMenu). Check the package manager to assure you don't have an update available that wasn't installed. I saw this recently with another item on the menu (Software Manager wouldn't launch). That menu item wouldn't do a thing when selected, because mintMenu didn't update when I accepted the update via mintUpdate.

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