Hello. Thanks for reading.
I switched my laptop over from Natty Ubuntu yesterday to Maya-13 w/ Cinnmaon in 64bit. Everything went fine. I was then able to copy over my backed up files, and I ran the commands to get my sources list back and reinstall all my old programs listed in that text file you can make. So far so good. Aside from a package issue that I snuffed with Synaptic, all was good. I shut down the machine and did some things. A few hours later I fired it up to do some writing. After logging in I get a black screen and a cursor. Nothing else happens. At first I though it was just loading so I left it there for a few minutes. Nothing changed. I hit the power button, then restarted and it still gave me that screen after logging in. I left it there for over ten minutes to no avail. HOWEVER, if I change the session option from the Xclient one to, gnome 2 for example, I get the gui and windows as normal. I really want my default Cinnamon back though.
I have this question also brewing on Ubuntu forums, but you guys may be able to answer this better. My graphics card is an intel integrated one (number slips my mind, but i doubt it matter as I was using the OS previously, even surfing, doing YouTube, and playing a round of Klotski) I have 4 gigs of ram and a 2.2ghz dual core proc.
I realize that Mint is based off of Ubuntu. But could me trying to install all my stuff from Natty have caused the window manager to do this? A conflict perhaps?
Another forum post I found said to do this... [sudo dpkg-reconfigure-mdm] I thought MDM was just the login though. Don't I need to run the command to reconfigure X?
Sorryt for the length, and many thanks for the help. Assuming it works like people are claiming I fully plan to become a donor soon.
Last edited by The_Riskbreaker
on Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.