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Mint 14 Cinnamon starts to black screen

Postby axis75 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:56 am

And then after around 10 seconds the desktop switcher comes up, then around 10 seconds later the far left and far right of the panel come up. Not possible to click on or interact with anything however.

Starts fine into a Gnome session.

Clean install with only Nvidia drivers added and Void theme selected.

Interestingly, if I Ctrl+Alt+F1 into a terminal, then Ctrl+Alt+F7 out, Cinnamon then comes up fine...

Any thoughts?
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon starts to black screen

Postby sofasufi on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:01 am

Hi there.

Have you tried installing 13 & clicking the back port option in software sources to get the latest Cinnamon update & then closing that option again? Maybe you're dead set on using 14 which is cool, but might be worth a try. I'm sticking with 13 until the next LTS comes along :wink:

Go well.

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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon starts to black screen

Postby axis75 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:52 pm

Thanks bud - is there that much of a difference from 13 to 14? Or put another way, are there known issues like this in 14? Not averse to backing it out, but just trying to weigh up the evidence!
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon starts to black screen

Postby AchronTimeless on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:55 pm

I've been resorting to booting in gnome and using "cinnamon --replace" to load it. Runs absolutely fine if I do it that way, but it won't boot into cinnamon no matter what I do. Just a black screen, with incredibly slow loading white boxes wherever program windows should be. Mouse cursor moves just fine though. Needless to say, I avoid restarting my computer.
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Re: Mint 15 Cinnamon also starts to black screen

Postby mensfort on Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:51 am

In Linux 15 OLIVIA this issue is still not solved.... (so I'm still using Linux 11 for my customers...)
Besides black borders, charaters are dissapearing.
Does anybody know how to get rid of the black bars?

I have a laptop HP Pavilion g series, 1 year old.

It's probably a Cinnamon issue. I read that Cinnamon is getting stable, but not in Holland yet!!
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