Syndaemon: no process found on Linux Mint

You get this error when you update Linux Mint.

Cause: Virtual Box is installed, but you are in a non-virtual machine.


  1. Hold down the CTRL-ALT-F2 keys at the same time to get a terminal.
  2. Enter your user name and password
  3. sudo apt-get remove virtualbox*
  4. sudo apt-get autoremove
  5. sudo apt-get update
  6. sudo apt-get upgrade
  7. sudo apt-get install cinnamon
  8. sudo service mdm restart