"Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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"Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Hi there,

after upgrading my LMDE to UP 7 my xserver refused to start. After fiddling around with the proprietary display drivers (basically reinstalling fglrx/radeon) I managed to get the Login-Screen of mdm working again. Now, when I try to login I get the attached error message "Something has gone wrong."

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Any ideas what next steps I could approach?

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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Can you log in the fallback session and delete all your applet ? There is probably one which is not working and preventing the system to launch Cinnamon ;)
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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killer de bug wrote:Can you log in the fallback session and delete all your applet ? There is probably one which is not working and preventing the system to launch Cinnamon ;)
Hi killer de bug,

Thanks for the hint. What do you mean by "applet"? Are you referring to Gnome-applets?

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sudo apt-get purge gnome-applets*
Will this do the job?

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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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I was speaking about the Cinnamon applets.

Are you using Cinnamon?
If so I was advising to disable the sound applet, network... and all the applets you added ;)
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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I think, at least, I was using Cinnamon. I saw during the Upgrade that the Cinnamon package was removed...
If I was using Cinnamon applets, I have not been aware of that. How would I remove / disable them from this point?
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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JanAcc wrote:I saw during the Upgrade that the Cinnamon package was removed...
:shock: Why didn't you mention that in the first place? And what are you trying to log in to if there's no more Cinnamon?
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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can you post the output of

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apt policy cinnamon
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... et#p797346
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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I have to admit, I didn't pay that much attention when applying the upgrade... Shame on me.

Good point, though.

So...

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$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 cinnamon : Depends: gir1.2-muffin-3.0 but it is not going to be installed
            Depends: gjs (>= 1.29.18) but it is not going to be installed
            Depends: libcogl-pango0 (>= 1.7.4) but it is not installable
            Depends: libcogl9 (>= 1.9.6) but it is not installable
            Depends: libgjs0b (>= 1.32.0) but it is not going to be installed
            Depends: libmuffin0 but it is not going to be installed
            Recommends: nemo but it is not going to be installed
            Recommends: cinnamon-screensaver but it is not going to be installed
            Recommends: gir1.2-gjsdbus-1.0 but it is not installable
:(

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$ apt policy cinnamon
cinnamon:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.8.8+lmde
  Version table:
     1.8.8+lmde 0
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Post the output of :

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apt policy cinnamon
and

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inxi -r
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Can you post the output of

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apt policy gjs
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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For apt policy cinnamon see above.

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$ inxi -r
Repos:    Active apt sources in file:[0;37m /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free

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 $ apt policy gjs
gjs:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.32.0-2
  Version table:
     1.36.1-2 0
        500 http://mintlinux.mirror.triple-it.nl/debian/incoming/ testing/main i386 Packages
     1.32.0-2 0
        700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian/upstream i386 Packages
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Your repo are a total mess :mrgreen:

You have the latest repo for packages.linuxmint and testing for the others.

What I would do is to add incoming at the end of :

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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import [b]incoming[/b]
But be aware that your are now following testing. I would then

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apt update 
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apt dist-upgrade
It will finish the upgrade toward UP8. Then you will have to install Cinnamon.

Edit : I really think that you have a half upgraded system. It's not UP7, it's UP8 :wink:
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Thank you (also for pointing out my messy sources ;)

What package changes does 'incoming' trigger?

I will try to proceed as you suggested.
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Incoming just gets UP a few days/weeks before stable for testing purpose.

When you tried to install Cinnamon 1.8 it was requesting old libs that you were unable to install since your sources.list were pointing to Incoming and you already got newer ones.
If you point packages.linuxmint.com to incoming, it will install Cinnamon 2.0 and everything will be fine. :wink:
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Right, so you're basically tracking Incoming and have UP8 now, but without the "incoming" portion of packages.linuxmint.com, as killer de bug pointed out. I think you'll have to ask yourself "when did I set the sources list to point to Incoming?" :)
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Monsta wrote: I think you'll have to ask yourself "when did I set the sources list to point to Incoming?" :)
:roll:
Monsta wrote:Right, so you're basically tracking Incoming and have UP8 now, but without the "incoming" portion of packages.linuxmint.com, as killer de bug pointed out.
Sorry, I didn't get that. Maybe that's the reason why this went all so wrong in the first place. From my understanding I was tracking packages.linuxmint.com without "incoming" and now I am tracking it with "incoming", which results in having the UPs a few days/weeks earlier.
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Update on my situation:
I proceeded as suggested with

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get distupgrade
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
All seemed to run through smoothly. When I rebooted I was able to log into the graphical interface. However, my desktop looks strange and it gave me a few times the dialogue "Cinnamon just crashed - Do you want to restart Ciannmon? Yes/No"

Now, colors on my desktop look inverted (or something similar)... At least there's progress :D
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Can you look at this link: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... et#p797346

And I have never said to

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apt upgrade
Please don't use this again :wink:
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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killer de bug wrote: And I have never said to

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apt upgrade
Please don't use this again :wink:
Yes Sir!
killer de bug wrote:Can you look at this link: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... et#p797346
I just did but I am not sure if that's the same problem. The symptoms seem to be pretty similar, though.

However...
- Directory ~/.local/shared/cinnamon/applets does not exist
- I installed muffin and cinnamon-controlcenter as suggested. Gnome-desktop did not exist. Gnome-session was not installed...

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I think something is wrong with the display drivers?!

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$ fglrxinfo
X Error of failed request:  BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  153 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
  Serial number of failed request:  12
  Current serial number in output stream:  12

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$ sudo aticonfig --initial
aticonfig: No supported adapters detected
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Re: "Something has gone wrong" after UP 7

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Monsta will probably understand this better than me !
But it seems to me that you got this bug about Ati http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 20#p809695


can you post the output of

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apt policy  fglrx-modules-dkms fglrx-driver  
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