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New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:32:11 pm »
PCNetSpec   Your my hero!  I decided to go with your second option first and after logging back in all was good....Whisker menu now has program listings, Applications menu no longer crashes system....  fingers crossed.

So this fixed my problems (YaY!) but i'm still using the same  /home folder to store all my files.  So my question is: Will these same problems creep back up again or would that only happen when I upgrade again if I don't follow the symlinks tutorial?

AndyInMokum,  I was wondering if the tutorial could also be used for Peppermint 9 but I started out anyway with my 'Millenium Falcon' half working machine.
I created the DATA partition but when I went to start moving my files from the Desktop folder to the DATA Desktop folder, both disappeared.  I must have screwed it up as your instructions are very precise and thorough.  Also, I wasn't going to resize any partitions so I didn't run it from a live usb.... was this a mistake?
I'd like to try again.

Can't seem to post a picture of my partitions. I clicked on the button "insert image" and placed my picture inbetween (img) (img) but the preview showed nothing. hmmmm.
Anyway, I can't seem to get rid of that last unallocated space at the very end of the last partition. Also, my sda3 partition (/) where peppermint 9 is installed  is quite a bit fuller after I started following the tutorial so I'm thinking that some of the files got moved to this partition by accident.

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:44:47 pm »
Hooray! A month long dilemma where the light at the end of the tunnel is showing itself..... Tonight I will have time to read the tutorial over and then bring my system back to life without grief lurking around every corner.... I'll post my findings soon.... till then THANK YOU ALL for your assistance!

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:53:05 am »
MurrayMint  thanks for the confirmation and explanation as to what happens and why. Also thanks for the proper keywords

Alynur this sounds like what I'm really looking for.... I already have the DATA partition but I'm not familiar with how to symlink the OS partition to this DATA partition. Is this done with a partition manager before the installation?
I'm thinking of having a 16GB partition for Peppermint (too big?) and then the rest of my 1 TB HD for DATA. Both formatted as EXT4 

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 10, 2018, 05:39:07 am »
Thank you for the tip Slim.Fatz......  Odd though that in 7 years of using (mostly) Linux Mint and installing/updating  it while preserving the /home folder that nothing like this has ever happened. Perhaps the OS change was to blame on my part? - I guess because Linux MInt and Peppermint were both based on Ubuntu I thought they had enough of the same archetecture that there would'nt be any problems. Is the best the way around this to save the whole /home partition on a separate drive, making a clean install, then recopying the /home partition over the one that was installed?

Also, I did several searches in the forum for "retention of a /home folder" in various wordings and didn't come up with anything,.... are there some links you could recommend?   

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:47:54 pm »
I've never had an issue with keeping the /home folder through upgrades but then they have always been upgrades using the same flavour of Linux which was Linux Mint. Now its different in that I initially installed Linux Mint, then switched over to Peppermint but again, keeping the /home folder from Linux mint intact.....could this be the issue where one is not entirely compatible with the other in some way?

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 09, 2018, 12:13:20 pm »
PCNetSpec,   When I log in as guest, a window pops up and says "no session for pid 29252".  However, the whisker menu has all the programs and utilities listed.

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:47:51 am »
PCNetSpec,  Yes, my home folder was kept from a previous version....Linux mint 19 cinnamon 64bit. This is what I initially installed but when it started to crash and cause me grief I decided to try Peppermint 8. When this started to have problems (listed earlier) I tried Peppermint 9 with the same problems.

I have never tried MenuLibre

New Users / Re: "Failed to load applications menu" and other problems
« on: July 08, 2018, 09:19:48 pm »
AndyInMokum,    Thank you for the quick reply... Here is the output:

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gerry@gerry-X542BA ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: gerry-X542BA Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: X542BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X542BA v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: X542BA.301 date: 08/17/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 34.1 Wh 100.1% condition: 34.1/38.0 Wh (90%)
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU:       Dual core AMD A9-9420 RADEON R5 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G (-MCP-)
           cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 1840 MHz 2: 2149 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 98e4
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,radeon)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.23.0 / 4.15.0-23-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 157a driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 15b3
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath10k_pci
           IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1006.3GB (14.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_Flash_Disk size: 2.0GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdb model: Flash_Disk size: 4.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 5.3G (38%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           ID-2: /home size: 902G used: 134G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 44.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 1 day Memory: 2482.0/7485.9MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

I just bought a new laptop ASUS Vivobook and installed Peppermint 8 in a 16GB partition with my files in the rest of the 1TB HD.

I've been have been having the same problems again and again:

- Software manager does not work (I click on the icon and after I enter my password and nothing happens)
- A lot of times when I reboot, after the Peppermint status bar disappears, nothing happens. Only by rebooting (sometimes twice does it get past this point and continues to load normally)

Panel:  1) "whisker menu" has no programs listed

2) "applications menu" brings up a window saying "failed to load the applications menu" then freezes entire system when OK is clicked. Rebooting is the only way to get things working again.

I've tried to do many fresh reinstalls of Peppermint 8 and 9, Linux Mint cinnamon and KDE with a lot of similar problems.

Any help would be appreciated.

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