zerozero wrote:i would check 2 things:
1- were you using compiz before (in the gnome2 era) and was it in startup apps? if so, remove it from there, if you want cinnamon or gnome-shell you can't have compiz, that simple.
2- is your video card capable of handling 3D acceleration and are the drivers installed? without 3D acceleration you can't have cinnamon or gnome-shell.
zerozero@debian:~$ inxi -SGx
System: Host: debian Kernel: 3.2.0-2-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Xfce 4.8.3 (Gtk 2.24.9) Distro: Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 184.108.40.2062 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
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