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Postby heiowge » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:38 pm

To fix one problem (terminal strangeness) I played around with a few things. Everything seems to work, then all of a sudden, I have no sound. Nothing short of divine intervention seemed to work.

So I elected to reinstall. I downloaded a bog standard ISO from the Mint homepage (cinnamon, 64 bit). I installed with unetbootin to a usb drive (my dvd drive is on the fritz).

Installation 1 had errors, so I tried again. Same errors.

So I swapped flash drive, installed unetbootin on my windows partition and grabbed Mint KDE. I thought by doing all this, I'd eliminate the errors completely.

No. This is what I got when "KDE" installed.

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Followed by the Cinnamon desktop. :?

The only thing that makes any sense is that my system is b*ggered.

Any counter proposals?
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Postby heiowge » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:28 pm

Ok. Updates done. KDE installed. MATE installed. Default switched to MATE. So far so good...

Those messages have got me concerned though...
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Postby nelz » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Are you using a separate /home? Messages like that can appear when /home fails to mount.
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Postby heiowge » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:10 pm

Yeah, I always use a separate /home. Saves a load of agro later.

Strangely, KDE on loading shows failure to mount 3 locations. 1 is a Batman PC game (no worries there), but the other 2 are my / and /home partitions.

Then it works again. :?
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