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Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby dee. on Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:41 pm

Well I have this problem that when I try to run games or programs that use fullscreen, the whole desktop crashes and throws me back to the login screen, with the monitor settings screwed up, leaving me no option except to reboot. Some other programs that use fullscreen work just fine. This problem also seems to come and go, sometimes I get them starting just fine, and some programs work fine in windowed mode but crash if I try to switch to fullscreen.

I'm running Mint 13 with backported Cinnamon 1.6. Are there any logs or dump files I could upload to help solve the problem?
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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby karlchen on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:50 pm

Hello, dee.

You might start providing details about your system by proving the screen output of the commandline
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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby dee. on Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:43 pm

Done.
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System:    Host: isokone Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
           Desktop: Gnome  (Gtk 3.4.2) Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 0A54h Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: 786E1 v01.10 date: 04/13/2007
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 CPU 6300 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7448.26
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1596.00 MHz 2: 1596.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82Q963/Q965 Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1680x1050@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965Q x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card: Intel 82566DM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e ver: 1.5.1-k port: 1000 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:1b:78:4f:7a:84
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (34.7% used) 1: /dev/sda ST3250820AS 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 40G used: 8.0G (21%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 150G used: 73G (52%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 4.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Info:      Processes: 136 Uptime: 5:03 Memory: 543.0/3523.3MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33
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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby karlchen on Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:30 am

Hello, dee.

I see the Intel graphics card in your machine. My office machine has got an Intel graphics card, too. In order to prevent the graphical desktop environment from freezing, I had to add the parameter acpi_osi=linux to the grub configuration. This was the most important step to fix the problem on that machine. But that machine is still a Dell Latitude E6400, not an HP Compaq dc7700. And it did not crash, but the GUI froze.

Yet, it may be worth a try.

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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby dee. on Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:45 am

Ok thanks I'll give that a try.
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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby dee. on Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:03 am

Well it worked partially... one of the games seems to work now, the other one still crashes and throws me into login screen when I try to switch to fullscreen, but doesn't seem to screw the display resolution anymore.
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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby dee. on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:23 pm

Does anyone have any other ideas how to fully solve this fullscreen problem?
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Re: Cinnamon/X crashes with fullscreen programs

Postby Democritus on Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:13 pm

I have the same problem - I can run games in fullscreen but Cinnamon crashes when I close them. It's easy enough to press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, but I would also appreciate it if anyone can offer a solution.
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