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    Kermel Panic Crash


    I am running Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon from a 32GB USB flash drive. I am doing a live boot off of the Kingston Technology Data Traveler G3 USB
    2.0 thumb drive. I am running Firefox 20.0 for Linux Mint- 1.0.
    The trouble is this: In the middle of surfing the Internet the browser locks up/freezes, then crashes and this message appears:

    "Kernel Panic- not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
    drm_kms_helper: panic occurred, switching back to text console."

    Ant idea as to what this means? What is disrupting the boot process &
    how can I fix this?

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    Try a different flash drive and see if the behavior is the same. If so, then your OS image may be corrupt. If not, then it is likely due to cell aging of the thumb drive, probably related to the swap space. This is just a swag since I don't have the hardware at hand to diagnose...
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    I have learned that Cinnamon as the requirement of 3D acceleration. Do you think that this part of the OS could be causing me trouble?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainwaste View Post
    I have learned that Cinnamon as the requirement of 3D acceleration. Do you think that this part of the OS could be causing me trouble?
    That's possible. What video hardware and drivers are you using? In any case, you might want to switch to a simpler desktop environment.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Would MATE be a good choice for a simpler desktop environment?

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    It seems that people who use MATE appear to like it. Since I haven't used it myself I can't say. I generally run gnome 2.x (2.28 currently).
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    Cinnamon runs the gnome 3. Is 2.x a simpler desktop? What abour KDE or LXDE?

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    You might try xfce - that is a nice lightweight and configurable window manager.
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    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    What distros use xfce? Mint?

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    All the distros should have it in their package manager.
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