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Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby u6f6o on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:03 pm

Hi,

I recently updated my whole systems and updated ~500 packages. Somehow, Cinnamon seems to be broken since then. MATE nevertheless works as before. As you can see from the screenshot attached, I cannot even use the terminal from within cinnamon since it's simply not accessible.

Any hint to get cinnamon working again is appreciated.,

Thanks in advance,
u6f6o
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby zerozero on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:22 pm

can you please share the output (from mate since cinnamon's terminal is non-functional) of
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby u6f6o on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:56 pm

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u6f6o@shakuras:~$ inxi -Sr
System:    Host shakuras Kernel 3.2.0-3-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://linux-mint.froonix.org/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/10gen.list
           deb http://downloads-distro.mongodb.org/repo/debian-sysvinit dist 10gen
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby zerozero on Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:13 pm

500 pkgs seems a far too small UP size;
1- what is the output of
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apt update && apt dist-upgrade

2- the ugly look is a problem similar to this for sure
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby u6f6o on Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:09 am

Hi,

Output is 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded

Best,
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby u6f6o on Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:52 am

Is there any Cinnamon specific log file I could have a look on?
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby zerozero on Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:27 am

do you have mint-meta-debian-cinnamon installed?
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby u6f6o on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:28 pm

Hi,

Thanks for your answeres, the last one did the trick. Why was it necessary to install this package seperately and it did not come in with the update? Only issues now is, that all my terminal coloring is gone but I think I can manage.

Many thanks for your help!

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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:36 pm

Why people never read the manual ? :?

http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/update-pack.html
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Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby zerozero on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:42 pm

Why was it necessary to install this package seperately and it did not come in with the update?

lmde supports now 3 DE's and it's impossible to guess which one you are using and which one is relevant to install in your system; that's why as killer is saying the update-pack info has that information.
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[SOLVED] Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby u6f6o on Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:45 pm

Why people never read the manual ?

http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/update-pack.html


I've chosen Linux Mint because I wanted to reduce the time I have to spent to maintain my OS in comparission to Gentoo which I used before. When I first read about Linux Mint it was said that it's easy to use and almost everything works out of the box. Until now this was perfectly true for me and I hope you can understand that I don't want to increase time for maintenance again :-)

Thanks for your great help!
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Re: [SOLVED] Re: Cinnamon broken after system update

Postby killer de bug on Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:08 pm

u6f6o wrote:I've chosen Linux Mint because I wanted to reduce the time I have to spent to maintain my OS in comparission to Gentoo which I used before. When I first read about Linux Mint it was said that it's easy to use and almost everything works out of the box. Until now this was perfectly true for me and I hope you can understand that I don't want to increase time for maintenance again :-)

Thanks for your great help!



I have just one tips for you ;)
Read the release note before applying an UP. It will save you a lot of time ;)

Glad your problem is solved !
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