I am a Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon user, and have been using it for the past 1 month. I am new to this OS, and trying to learn how to work in a linux environment.
My system boots extremely slowly (takes about 20 minutes), and when it does boot the desktop is very unresponsive. Double clicks and keystrokes take way too long to register, though the mouse moves around normally. The whole thing started yesterday after my system shut down because of a power cut. I was not upgrading or installing anything.
While looking for clues as to what went wrong, on rebooting, I pressed the arrow keys a bit and this took me to a logging screen (?) listing a bunch of (boot?) tasks and their status.
There were a bunch of
* xyz task [ok]
* Starting load fallback graphics devices [fail]
Followed by more [OK]s, followed by:
* Starting SMB/CIFS file and active directory server [fail]
After a few more [OK]s the system boots, and there I have the slowdown problems described above.
I am dual booting this on my desktop along with windows 7. The entire Linux mint system is on a different hard disk, as is my windows installation.
My PC specifications include:
a core i7 processor. 8GB RAM. a Nvidia GTX 670 Graphics Card.