Cinnamon swapped to Mate?

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Cinnamon swapped to Mate?

Postby msw1 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:21 pm

Hello everyone. I installed Linux Mint 64-bit Cinnamon edition. It worked fine after installation, but after a few reboots, it suddenly swapped to Mate. :?: I logged out and yes, indeed, Cinnamon is selected. If I try to do
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sudo cinnamon --replace
I get:

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(cinnamon:2539): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'cinnamon' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)'.
  (Details: serial 131 error_code 1 request_code 155 minor_code 66)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
   variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)


or just
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cinnamon --replace
:

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(cinnamon:2609): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'cinnamon' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)'.
  (Details: serial 131 error_code 1 request_code 155 minor_code 66)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
   variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)


I am on kernel 3.5.0-17 and have an AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card.

Anyone know what the problem is? :?:
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Re: Cinnamon swapped to Mate?

Postby CharlieBigley on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:11 am

Something similar has happenned to me, in that even if I select "Cinnamon" for my session at the login screen, I seem to be given a "Gnome" session, as reported by inxi:

Host: Mint
Kernel: 3.4.0-5-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Gnome
Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya

Mobo: Compulab
model: Intense-PC

Graphics card: Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller
Xorg: 1.11.3
drivers: intel (unloaded: vesa fbdev)

As advised by the manufacturer on http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fi ... ux_Mint_13, I recently installed a new video driver to support two separate monitors:

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sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates xvba-va-driver vainfo


Perhaps this has causes my problem?
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Re: Cinnamon swapped to Mate?

Postby msw1 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:37 pm

CharlieBigley wrote:Something similar has happenned to me, in that even if I select "Cinnamon" for my session at the login screen, I seem to be given a "Gnome" session, as reported by inxi:

Host: Mint
Kernel: 3.4.0-5-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Gnome
Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya

Mobo: Compulab
model: Intense-PC

Graphics card: Intel Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller
Xorg: 1.11.3
drivers: intel (unloaded: vesa fbdev)

As advised by the manufacturer on http://www.fit-pc.com/wiki/index.php/Fi ... ux_Mint_13, I recently installed a new video driver to support two separate monitors:

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sudo apt-get install fglrx-updates xvba-va-driver vainfo


Perhaps this has causes my problem?

I got a much more harmful issue after attempting to (and correctly doing so) install fglrx proprietary drivers that made me have a permanent black screen. Having not done much, I re-installed Linux Mint 14. I can tell you, however, that yes, this is likely caused by a driver issue.
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Re: Cinnamon swapped to Mate?

Postby CharlieBigley on Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:04 pm

Thanks - I un-installed the driver using apt-get remove fglrx-updates. Rebooted and the menu had re-appeared!
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