Borked Cinnamon?

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Borked Cinnamon?

Postby kimboinatl on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:08 pm

So I think I did something to Cinnamon, and I'm not sure what I did. I think I may have accidentally deleted a directory it uses and/or changed the permissions on something I shouldn't have.

The background for my desktop is now always black. It will show that I've got a background wallpaper selected, but it never changes it to that - it is just always black. It also does not save apps I add to my panel, and doesn't save my desktop icon arrangement (although the icons are all still there).

Anyone have any idea what I may have done, and/or know of a way to fix it? Can I just uninstall and reinstall Cinnamon?

P.S. I have tried doing:

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sudo apt-get remove --purge cinnamon
sudo apt-get install cinnamon


And I have also tried blowing away the .cinnamon directory in my home directory.
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Re: Borked Cinnamon?

Postby kimboinatl on Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:06 pm

Bump. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Borked Cinnamon?

Postby hurt138 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:25 pm

You could try adding a new user to the system.

Login with that user and see if the desktop is fine for them... This will at least tell you if your issue is specific to your users home directory and cinnamon files.
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Re: Borked Cinnamon?

Postby kimboinatl on Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:50 pm

hurt138 wrote:You could try adding a new user to the system.

Login with that user and see if the desktop is fine for them... This will at least tell you if your issue is specific to your users home directory and cinnamon files.


Excellent idea, thanks! I'll give that a try.
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