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Cinnamon crashed

Discussion in 'Linux' started by IJAC, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. IJAC

    IJAC Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Booted up this morning and received a message Cinnamon crashed do I want to start it yes or no.The only problem the keyboard and mouse are not working to select yes or no.I guess my only option would be to run timeshift and hope it works.Just thought I would check in here before I try it in case there would be another solution.
    I am glad at this time I have 2 other Linux distro's to boot into if not I would have to use windows yuk.
     
  2. Rustys

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    Which Distro?
    Which Version?
    What was the last thing that was done on that Distro (config/updates)?
    From Grub select the Advance section for that Distro and see if ones of them boots with out issue.
     
  3. IJAC

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    Sorry I forgot Manjaro with Cinnamon it did update yesterday a lot of updates but was working OK till I booted up today.I did the Grub, advanced but no luck.I tried booting from the USB Timshift but didn't boot I must of not made it correctly.If I have to reinstall it is no big deal I have all of my personal files backed up.That is the only problem for me running Linux if something breaks I am not sure how to fix it.I am really trying to learn this though because Linux is so much more fun and updates so much better than Windows.
     
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    Wish more users would learn to do this more often.

    Does the install for Manjaro Cinnamon come with Timesift?

    If it does they say that you should be able to do the restore form there. If not then I think that Mint Cinnamon did and it you may be able to accomplish the same thing that way as well.

    One thing that you may need to know ahead of time is the drive partition (sda1 sda2 ...)

    Usual question(s) you probably thought of
    Keyboard and mouse USB or PS2?
    Another user to log in with?
     
  5. IJAC

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    Well I am having a sleep less night so I may as well be productive.It does have timeshift and I did make a snapshot on my usb flash drive.I tried to get it to work but no luck.My keyboard is usb and my mouse is a wireless trackball.I was able to get the keyboard to highlight the yes box when cinnamon crashed but the desktop came on for a few seconds and crashed again.It said I was in fallback mode not sure what that meant maybe something like safe mode for windows I guess.
    Way back when I learned the hard way to make sure to have my personal files backed up somewhere externally or another drive,that has always stuck with me.It only took me once to lose my stuff and I learned.I am using Mint 19.1 with Cinnamon now Manjaro is totally not booting so I will have to bite the bullet and reinstall.I was lucky I had all the hard drives figured out this time it was sda2 the 500 GB one the other 2 were 250 GB ones.Well it is 2 am so maybe I will try to get some sleep and tackle this later.Thanks for getting back to me.
     
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    I wonder if deleting the user profile would help? Would have to re look up the instructions.
    Which I have done once and had issues so I ended up having to do a reinstall.

    Hope you got some rest.
     
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    Well I had to reinstall no big deal just had to do my customization's over.I got about 4hrs sleep in, it will be a early night tonight.I figure if I don't crash it I can't learn how to fix it ha ha.Thanks again I am sure I will have more problems down the road.I do like to tinker maybe that is my problem but I think a update caused it.O well I am not going to dwell on it moving forward as they say.At least I didn't lose any of my files they are safe on another drive.Like I tell my friends and family back up, back up o and back up.
     
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    Good deal.

    They say to keep a minimal of three rotating backups, keeping one off site.
     
  9. IJAC

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    Yep that is what I was told also.
     
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    The only thing I do not like about Timeshift is that unless you configure it to, it will not backup you personal data files (pictures, documents, ..._).
     
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    I didn't know that good thing I had all that stuff on another drive thanks for the heads up.
     

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