Hi. This is kind of a Desktop Environment question, but it's not about just one environment, so it might go here.
I have Linux Mint 12 installed on two different computers. In each case, I installed the Xfce desktop to the existing installation. So at login, I have six choices.
On Computer #1, the desktop, I can no longer log into Cinnamon. If I choose it, I am put into GNOME.
I know Cinnamon is still there; in fact, Update Manager obediently fetched the 1.4 release just the other day.
If you were to troubleshoot this, where would you start? I'm kind of at a loss. I did uninstall and reinstall Cinnamon, which I admit is kind of a Windowsy thing to do.
On Computer #2, the laptop, where all the desktops are accessible, Cinnamon has kind of taken over Xfce. When I log into the Xfce desktop, Nautilus appears, and the desktop background is the one I chose in Cinnamon, not the one I chose in Xfce.
On Computer #1, where I can't get into Cinnamon, Xfce controls its own desktop background settings.
This isn't exactly a showstopping problem, of course, but it's puzzling, and it's a learning opportunity too.