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Cinnamon disappears, other desktop peculiarities

Postby Thumpdog on Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:53 pm

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.

Related, possibly:

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.
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Re: Cinnamon disappears, other desktop peculiarities

Postby Thumpdog on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:26 pm

OK, found it in http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=94842, the Cinnamon 1.3 thread. There were several notices of this bug, proving that I did a lousy job searching before posting.

Oddly enough, running apt show cinnamon | grep nvidia returned nothing, indicating that the Nvidia dependency was not my problem. But I ran

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apt update
apt clean
apt reinstall cinnamon
apt remove --purge nvidia-current


anyway, and Cinnamon is back.
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Re: Cinnamon disappears, other desktop peculiarities

Postby efelixlycos on Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:04 pm

I recently installed linux Mint 14 cinnamon, everytime I change the resolution on my monitor my desktop disappears. For now the solution is to re-install cinnamon, but this needs to be resolved. Besides this post, is there anything I can do?
Thanks! Happy new year.
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