I have an issue very similar to that described by suicidejack over in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=87629
The symptoms are that since this morning when I put my laptop into hibernate I've not been able to log into either gnome-shell, gnome-fallback or cinnamon. Each desktop crashes with the error message "Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again."
I can, however, log into & use Mate and a newly created test account does not suffer from the issue. This indicates to me that the problem is local to my account & most likely something to do with gnome3
After much googling, I've not come up with a solution that works for me.
Things I have tried include:
Ensuring compiz is not attempting to start on boot.
Removal of any gnome-shell or cinnamon extensions/applets that might be causing a problem.
Resetting gsettings as described in this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/982051
And much more that I've not documented.
Looking for a little help on where to go from here.
Edit: For the record this LMDE installation is on a Macbook 2,1 that uses Intel graphics that appear to be working correctly.
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[pseudomorph@blackbook:~]$ inxi -F
System: Host blackbook Kernel 3.2.0-3-486 i686 (32 bit) Distro Linux Mint Debian Edition
CPU: Single core Intel Core2 T7200 (-UP-) cache 4096 KB flags (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips 3990.05 clocked at 1000.00 MHz
Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 18.104.22.1682 Res: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version 1.4 Mesa 8.0.3 Direct Rendering Yes
Audio: Card Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
Network: Card-1 Atheros AR5418 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008E 802.11(a)bgn] (PCI-Express) driver ath9k BusID: 02:00.0
Card-2 Marvell 88E8053 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver sky2 v: 1.30 at port 1000 BusID: 01:00.0
Disks: HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (36.3% used) 1: /dev/sda SAMSUNG_HN 750.2GB
Partition: ID:/ size: 44G used: 8.1G (20%) fs: rootfs ID:/ size: 44G used: 8.1G (20%) fs: ext4
ID:/boot size: 485M used: 38M (9%) fs: ext2 ID:/home size: 550G used: 254G (49%) fs: ext4
ID:swap-1 size: 3.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes 128 Uptime 27 min Memory 285.9/2006.9MB Runlevel 2 Client Shell inxi 1.4.23