Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

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Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

Postby cmoud94 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:28 am

Hi everyone,
Am I the only who has problems with cinnamon crashing? By crashing I mean there's no panel, no window borders etc. Is there a way how to restart cinnamon or something else without losing my work?
Cinnamon often crash while I'm listening to music (Banshee or Rhythmbox), when new song start playing (not all songs, but only some) then it happens.

PS: Sorry for my bad english :D and thanks for every help.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

Postby xenopeek on Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:50 am

Have you investigated your /var/log/syslog file after such a crash? It has timestamps at the beginning of each line, so if you know roughly your computer's time at the moment of the crash you can find the bits from around that moment there. Generally, a crash is preceded by warnings or errors in the syslog file.
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Re: Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

Postby cmoud94 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:03 am

I tried to make it crash again and there is what I found in /var/log/syslog:
Mar 30 13:01:34 Anonymous gnome-session[2664]: WARNING: Application 'cinnamon.desktop' killed by signal 7
Mar 30 13:01:36 Anonymous gnome-session[2664]: WARNING: App 'cinnamon.desktop' respawning too quickly
Mar 30 13:01:36 Anonymous gnome-session[2664]: CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry....
Mar 30 13:01:36 Anonymous gnome-session[2664]: WARNING: Application 'cinnamon.desktop' killed by signal 7
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Re: Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

Postby xenopeek on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:05 pm

That appears to say it is crashing, but not the cause of the crash :(
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Re: Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

Postby cmoud94 on Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:30 pm

I think think that it's caused by these players I mentioned in first post, when the player come to song that cannot be played, it skips it and the cinnamon crash. I've tried to change MDM for LightDM but no luck... still the same problem. :(
Thanks for your time which you spended with my problem.
And again sorry if my english isn't good enough :D
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Re: Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon crashes

Postby p1977p on Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:39 am

Had a similar problem with fresh install of Mint 15.

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$ dmesg

shows nouveau error ("fail ttm_validate"). The problem got solved by installing the proprietary nVidia drivers:
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$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current


If this does not work for you, go to tty1 & try

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 $ sudo pkill -SIGHUP cinnamon


instead of cinnamon --replace. This will merely redraw all windows rather than killing them. But browser downloads tend to get prematurely terminated.

(Running AMD Turion 64 processor notebook with nVidia GeForce 6150 card)
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