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Linux mint is an annoying ********

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Really... I installed latest mint 32 bit mate Edition now after 5 mins into System the screen gets funny

http://s9.postimg.org/6zezkgy73/20130912_161319.jpg

Dont tell me my hardware is at fault because it's not.

Must be a software Problem. I ditched elementary OS today cause it failed to boot after installing some 32 bit libraries on 64bit OS.

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Arch, dont look back.

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i have no idea what was the reason behind the problem but running mint now, the problem does not occur anymore.

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.. Glad it got resolved?

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Arch, dont look back.

I went that route.. but after having to recompile nautilus, and various other programs as they would stop working.. having to re-install because of changes to the arch base.. I decided to go with Debian wheezy.. and I haven't looked back.

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OpenSUSE, FTW!!!

 

Never really cared for Mint and Debian based distros.

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I went that route.. but after having to recompile nautilus, and various other programs as they would stop working.. having to re-install because of changes to the arch base.. I decided to go with Debian wheezy.. and I haven't looked back.

 

I believe Debian is way easier. apt-get is a lot more fun and quicker, honestly.

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I've found Cinnamon and Mate both to be buggy. Their XFCE version is nice but I don't like some of the choices they make. Try a Ubuntu LTS verison, and just add a PPA for whatever you want (you can add the Elementary desktop if you like). 

 

My only experience with Arch is through Manjaro and I wasn't impressed.

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This has to be the biggest joke in human history. IT crashed again. I start it try launching Firefox or pidgin it crashes again. I am fuming. This is not normal anymore. I need a solution asap. Can anyone help?

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Trying to install the updates.. I just hope this works.

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Do you have another version that you could try?

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Try re-downing the ISO and try again. Something is definitely not right with your setup.

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I will download the ISO again if it crashes one more. But i wonder why i could write the ISO on my USB stick then..

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Try Fedora instead.

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What error messages are you getting?

 

check the logs

 

I cant see your image of the "funny screen" as i am at work

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I Dont get any error messages. System just stops. As it did again. I fear now it could be the hdd. I have smart enabled in BIOS. Any Tool for Linux to check hdd health? Meanwhile downloading Linux mint again

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I will download the ISO again if it crashes one more. But i wonder why i could write the ISO on my USB stick then..

 

It depends. Software does some crazy things sometimes. Not sure what you use to write the USB with, but if all else fails then try dd. I use Unetbootin, myself, and it generally works trouble free.

 

dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx

 

Taken from the ArchLinux Wiki. :)

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So after saying "Don't tell me it's hardware because it's not", you now believe it's the hard drive?

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I Dont get any error messages. System just stops. As it did again. I fear now it could be the hdd. I have smart enabled in BIOS. Any Tool for Linux to check hdd health? Meanwhile downloading Linux mint again

 

Install Smartctl

 

it can read the SMART info for the hard drive

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You do realize the that Mint (Linux in general) has to support a "KAZILLION  hardware configurations" and that sometimes issues will arise??

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I use Linux live usb creator. Anyway i dont think my USB Device is to blame. I think they are just unable to write a stable piece of software. My hardware is nothing exotic. If i was not on my smartphone now i would post the hardware but what would it change anyway. Have build pcs and installed software since over 10 years. Never had to deal with such s. h. i. t

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ok installing smartctl is not possible because even when running the live os it crashes before i can launch software centre. incredible s.h.i.t.

i will download lubuntu now again. it was running just fine for many months. not a single issue. i hope it works again. no need to mess arround with other distributions then because they obviously are not running very well. i wonder if they even try them out on different hardware before releasing them. again, i dont have anyting exotic. low end asrock mainboard with gpu included, 4gb ram, western digital hdd, .....  i really wonder what the deal is...

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i will download lubuntu now again. it was running just fine for many months. not a single issue. i hope it works again. no need to mess arround with other distributions then because they obviously are not running very well. 

 

If you don't mind using LTS, then try LXLE, based on Lubuntu and Ubuntu 12.04.3. I use it currently and am very happy with it.

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I hate to break it to you, but the issues you have on fairly standard PC hardware do point at some kind of hardware failure.

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If you don't mind using LTS, then try LXLE, based on Lubuntu and Ubuntu 12.04.3. I use it currently and am very happy with it.

 

you know what? why not! downloading it now. giving this a try, either it runs fine or not and i will know this even when booting it the first time. lets wait and see...

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