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cinnamon crashed on boot[solved]

Postby tbrownarcher2 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:20 pm

I have a dell dimension 3000


nate@nate-Dimension-3000 ~ $ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 747 663 84 0 28 396
-/+ buffers/cache: 238 509
Swap: 1532 0 1532
nate@nate-Dimension-3000 ~ $ free -mt
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 747 650 96 0 28 383
-/+ buffers/cache: 238 508
Swap: 1532 0 1532
Total: 2280 650 1629
nate@nate-Dimension-3000 ~ $





I supplied this because i dont' really know what it's saying about my memory maybe someone could help with thit too?
Linux Mint 15 cinnamon for the operatiing system

When the machine boots I get the message that Cinnamon crashed and a question to continue or stop Cinnamon.

I choose NO to stop cinnamon and the machine reverts to another desktop i think is Gnome but i'm not sure about that. The menu is at the top left instead of at the bottom left and there seems to be a reduced functionality in the menu though I may just need to investigate Gnome to learn the menu.

I'm wondering what would cause Cinnamon to crash and what can I do about getting Cinnamon on the machine for my desktop.

Thanks,
Nate
Last edited by tbrownarcher2 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: cinnamon crashed on boot

Postby EagleEyePJ on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:13 pm

I'm having the same issue, on two different platforms. Cinnamon crashes and will not run.

Is there a way to disable it and run another without doing a complete download?
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Re: cinnamon crashed on boot

Postby tbrownarcher2 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:21 pm

eagleeye:
I don't know about disabling it .... Mine reverts back to gnome i think but not sure even that is not right the screen is black i can't get it to accept a wallpaper picture in face i don't even hae the option to look at different wallpapers. the menu is there but the shutoff icon is not there . This computer was running mint 14 for a few months and it didn't run cinnamon either but it would load wallpaper and the menu though different was complete.

I'm wondering if i should download the KDE version or some other desktop?????????? I really like Cinnamon though!


Thanks,
Nate
IBM lenovo ThinkCentre which is using linux mint 17 cinnamon

Dell dimension 3000 using linux mint 14 mate cinnamon

HP Pavilion A 720 n runnng linux mint 14 and 15 mate

Toshiba Sattalite laptop running Linux mint 15 and Windows 7
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Re: cinnamon crashed on boot

Postby tbrownarcher2 on Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:16 pm

I used the second line in Grub . I don't remember how it reads but it's a troubleshooting mode.

I didn't know what to do with it but just running that mode at least gave me Cinnamon in a very reduced display and all things worked ...
It said that I was running without video hardware accelleration and the temp was going to rise but i dont' see that yet

thanks,
Nate
IBM lenovo ThinkCentre which is using linux mint 17 cinnamon

Dell dimension 3000 using linux mint 14 mate cinnamon

HP Pavilion A 720 n runnng linux mint 14 and 15 mate

Toshiba Sattalite laptop running Linux mint 15 and Windows 7
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Re: cinnamon crashed on boot

Postby tbrownarcher2 on Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:04 pm

dell dimension 3000

NUMBERS FROM THE BACK
CN-0WC292-42940-54C-A5Z6 REV A00
GH3Q871

MOTHERBOARD NUMBERS
E210882
DS/N CN-0R8060-48111--52J-0K15- :C/O CN
AA C92755-301

MONITOR
P201W
VERSION P201W d


I'm running linux mint 15 cinnamon

This is the URL for the screen shots I took of the boot

http://s220.photobucket.com/user/tbrownarcher/library/?sort=3&page=1

My system boots but cinnamon crashes with a message to restart cinnamon or to not start cinnamon nothing happens when you restart cinnamon and if yoiu don't it is in a gnome desktop i believe but not fully a functional gnome.
So i run linux in RECOVERY MODE which is in one of the pictures which tells me there is something wrong with my video which is the on board video. The setup finds my monitor which is at top
IBM lenovo ThinkCentre which is using linux mint 17 cinnamon

Dell dimension 3000 using linux mint 14 mate cinnamon

HP Pavilion A 720 n runnng linux mint 14 and 15 mate

Toshiba Sattalite laptop running Linux mint 15 and Windows 7
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Re: cinnamon crashed on boot

Postby EagleEyePJ on Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:52 am

I gave up in Cinnamon and downloaded Mint. It has run much better on everything I've installed it on. Most of my hardware is 8-10 years old, or older.
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