Hi All, I’m new here. Been using a Linux distro since 2012 as I was preparing for Windows XP end of support/life in 2014.
Anyway, for almost a year I’ve been unable to open a terminal in Mint 18. The little wheel spins around and around then just disappears. Not sure exactly when it started as I don’t use terminal too often. I even tried installing a different terminal to see if that would work and I could do some troubleshooting but no luck with that either.
Here’s laptop specs from System info
OS - Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit
Cinnamon version - 3.6.7
Linux Kernel - 4.15.0-62 generic
Processor - Intel Pentium Dual CPU 2370 @ 1.73GHz x 2
Memory - 3.8GiB
Hard drive - 284.6 GB
Graphics card - Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
It’s an old laptop, I think I bought it in 2008 . Please don’t tell me to buy something newer, I can’t so need to repair this