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Mint Cinammon fails to launch

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:18 pm
by tonybaker45
I have been using mint 18 and 19 for a while and it is great, even for a newbie like me. So nice to be free of Windows!
However, lately, on both my PC and laptop, I have been getting loading failures with the message "unable to launch - falling back to default" etc. No amount of key pressing will get around this problem so I have to reload Mint (which I have become quite good at!) but then I have lost all my bookmarks and saved files....can anyone help please?

Re: Mint Cinammon fails to launch

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:33 pm
by killer de bug
If you reinstalled the system over your previous install, you lost all your files. If you had no backup, there is little hope to recover them...

Re: Mint Cinammon fails to launch

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:11 am
by tonybaker45
I realise that I lose the files, but can anyone help me solve the problem with"failed to launch" which is my real concern.....?

Re: Mint Cinammon fails to launch

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:07 am
by killer de bug
Oh sorry, I had not understood that it was still a problem.

If it was working fine and then the problem appeared I would think it was created by an update.
Did you update the kernel, the graphics drivers or some other critical parts recently?

Re: Mint Cinammon fails to launch

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:42 pm
by tonybaker45
yes I regularly update using the manager. Annoying thing is I have had an absolutely fantastic run from Linux Lite and Mint. OK some headaches setting up my Brother printer but even that seems ok now. At first I thought he "failure to launch" fault was due to hastily unplugging something from the USB port, but lately both laptop and desktop have same problem. I was so disappointed when I downloaded the ISO for M 19 and got the same problem within a few days.......By the way, do I update all the items suggested by the manager? or does it only update the ones related to what I have on my machine? Thanks...