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linuxmint 13 cinnamon 1.6.7 is broken

Postby mhrpinca on Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:46 am

hi.. i just installed cinnamon 1.6.7 on linux mint 13 via synaptic. i activated the romeo and backports options, now when i boot into a cinnamon session all i get is my mouse arrow and wallpaper no UI... sucks what to do, what to do? should i just kill myself or try to fix this and how?
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Re: linuxmint 13 cinnamon 1.6.7 is broken

Postby karlchen on Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:12 am

Hello, mhrpinca.

As my update from Cinnamon 1.4 UP3 to Cinnamon 1.6.7 on Linux Mint 13 went smoothly and gave me no hassle at all, I do not think that killing yourself will be the appropriate approach. - Can you press <Alt><F2> on the empty desktop? Doing so should bring up a tiny edit box telling you to type in a command. Type in
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nemo -n
please. This should launch Nemo and Nemo should display the desktop.

Provided this works, the next step will be making sure that
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nemo -n
will be executed everytime you logon automatically.
  • Open a terminal session and execute
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    sudo sed -i 's/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g' /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop
    This will allow you to view and modify all startup items by unhiding them all.
  • Go to Menu => Preferences => Startup Programs
  • Make sure that exactly one item named "Files" is active which either launches
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    nemo -n
    or
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    nautilus -n

    The choice depends on whether you wish Nemo (new since Cinamon 1.6) or Nautilus (up to Cinnamon 1.4 UP3) to handle your desktop and your files and folders.
Provided everything has worked as explained above, you may verify everything is all right by logging off and back on again. Once you have logged back in your desktop should be displayed properly including the bottom panel and all its items, no matter whether you chose Nemo or Nautilus.

HTH,
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Re: linuxmint 13 cinnamon 1.6.7 is broken

Postby kiwi on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:17 pm

Thanks for that Karl.

I had a similar issue (Alt-F2 R resulted in loss of window menus etc).

Following your instructions revealed that both Nautilus and Nemo were startups for the desktop. So I removed Nautilus and all is ok now.
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Re: linuxmint 13 cinnamon 1.6.7 is broken: solved

Postby mhrpinca on Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:16 pm

:mrgreen: i booted into a mate session updated muffin, rebooted into cinnamon and the problem was solved. thanks for your replies folks.
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Re: linuxmint 13 cinnamon 1.6.7 is broken

Postby deetailed on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:36 am

OP's problem is already solved, but in case someone else couldn't get that to work, here's what I did when my Cinnamon 1.6.7 was broken:
1. Log into Gnome session
2. Change Panel layout in Cinnamon settings to "Classic" (it was "Flipped" before I upgraded Cinnamon)
3. Log out
4. Log into Cinnamon with no problem
5 (optional). Set the panel layout back to Flipped
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