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Mislavoo7
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Mint changed after update <SOLVED>

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Hi I updated linux mint 13 cinnamon and now it looks like ubuntu. The panel get on the top and there are Applications and Places dropdown windows on the left side. The menus look normal. It's realy annoying.

what can I do to make it look like a normal linux mint 13 cinnamon

Thnx
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Re: Mint changed after update

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Mislavoo7 wrote:Hi I updated linux mint 13 cinnamon and now it looks like ubuntu. The panel get on the top and there are Applications and Places dropdown windows on the left side.
For some reason which is unknown at the moment you have dropped back to Gnome or Gnome fallback mode.
what can I do to make it look like a normal linux mint 13 cinnamon
First try:
Logout. Back in the logon screen, explicitly select to start a Cinnamon session. Logon.
If you are back to a normal Cinnamon session, great, problem solved.

In case you drop back to the Gnome fallback mode again, you will have to find out why Cinnamon does not startup at all or not correctly.
Check /var/log/dmesg and ~/.xsession-errors for relevant error messages about cinnamon in particular or about the graphical subsystem in general,

You migh also like to post the output of the commandline

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inxi -Fxz
here.
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Re: Mint changed after update

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First try: I logged out, selected to start a Cinnamon session, made it default and has the same problem. I logged out again to select the cinnamon session but it's selected (default). I'm in the Gnome fallback mode.

I checked the other things that you recommend and got the following warning messages:

1) /.xsession-errors:
" gnome-session[1591]: WARNING: Session 'cinnamon' runnable check failed: Exited with code 1 "

" ** (gnome-screensaver:2056): WARNING **: screensaver already running in this session "

" (gnome-settings-daemon:1687): color-plugin-WARNING **: Done switch to new account, reload devices [2094:2094:0208/124004:ERROR:profile_sync_service.cc(1200)] History Delete Directives datatype error was encountered: Delete directives not supported with encryption. "

" Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 1 on window 0x1a0074d (Documents) when operation 1 on 0x1a0074d
(Documents) already in effect"

" Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 1 on window 0x1a0074d (/) when operation 1 on 0x1a0074d (/) already in effect"

"Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 1 on window 0x1a0074d (Documents) when operation 1 on 0x1a0074d (Documents) already in effect"

"Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 1 on window 0x1a0074d (Documents) when operation 1 on 0x1a0074d (Documents) already in effect"

"Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 1 on window 0x1a028da (Desktop) when operation 1 on 0x1a028da (Desktop) already in effect"

"Window manager warning: Attempt to perform window operation 1 on window 0x1a028da (Desktop) when operation 1 on 0x1a028da (Desktop) already in effect"

... and others who say that:
" ** (zeitgeist-datahub:2055): WARNING **: recent-manager-provider.vala:133: Desktop file for "file:///home/ .... was not found, exec: google-chrome-stable, mime_type: application/pdf "

2) inxi -Fxz :

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System:    Host: mislav-desktop Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.6.3) 
           Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine:   Mobo: Abit model: KN9(NF-MCP55 series) version: 1.x Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 09/20/2006
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 4000.04 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1000.00 MHz 2: 1000.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710 [Radeon HD 4350/4550] bus-ID: 05:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: vesa,fbdev,fglrx) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio:     Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 05:00.1
           Card-2: NVIDIA MCP55 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:06.1
           Card-3: Z-Star Micro Venus USB2.0 Camera driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 0ac8:3420
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP55 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: b000 bus-ID: 00:08.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 414.8GB (7.4% used) 1: /dev/sda HDT722516DLA380 164.7GB 
           2: /dev/sdb Hitachi_HDT72502 250.1GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 149G used: 29G (21%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 5.37GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 26.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 158 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 476.3/4963.4MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33 
3) /var/log/dmesg:
No warning messages


Thank you for your response, please help me further

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Re: Mint changed after update

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Hello, Mislavoo7.

There are 2 details in your reply which arise my suspicion. Either of them might be the root cause of your problem or maybe both in combination.

The problem which I spot in your "inxi -Fxz" output is related to your graphics card driver software:

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Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710 [Radeon HD 4350/4550] bus-ID: 05:00.0
           X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: vesa,fbdev,fglrx) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A: this is not what cinnamon expects and needs. It needs some functioning GLX Renderer and Direct Rendering.

I will have to launch the only machine that has got an ATI graphics card and runs Mint 14 Cinnamon in order to post back what that line should read in a case where the ATI driver software works correctly and where Cinnamon runs fine. - The machine where I am typing has got an Intel graphics card and uses xfce, not Cinnamon, so no use comparing to it.

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: unimatrix3 Kernel: 3.5.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   Mobo: Packard Bell model: EasyNote LJ75 version: V1.05 Bios: Packard Bell version: V1.05 date: 01/05/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 CPU M 330 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8511.14 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2133.00 MHz 2: 2133.00 MHz 3: 2133.00 MHz 4: 2133.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0 
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0.3 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3 ver: 3.123 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (32.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54503 size: 320.1GB temp: 28C 
Partition: ID: / size: 29G used: 5.5G (21%) fs: ext4 
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 49.5 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 159 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 351.1/3819.3MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4 
</added: inxi report>

Without direct rendering Cinnamon will not start up at all or only in fallback mode. (Depends on the exact Cinnamon version.)
This brings us to the other error message that spells trouble:

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gnome-session[1591]: WARNING: Session 'cinnamon' runnable check failed: Exited with code 1
The most recent Cinnamon version uses cinnamon-session, not gnome-session. Older Cinnamons still used gnome-session. But fact is, Cinnamon cannot be started up.
Reason:
I am pretty sure the reason is the missing direct rendering support.

This would suggest that fixing the AMD driver software problem might fix the Cinnamon problem as well.

Could you, please, execute this command in a terminal:

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dpkg --list cinnamon* mdm mesa*
Also you might check whether "Additional Drivers" (Menu => Settings => Additional Drivers, or at the command prompt launch jockey-gtk) offers different driver software for your ATI card.

Note:
Before applying any change which might cause additional trouble you might consider waiting for someone to offer his/her advice who is more experienced in trouble-shooting ATI driver software than I am. (For mysterious reasons my graphics cards seem to be supported out of the box.)

Kind regards,
Karl
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Re: Mint changed after update

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I uninstalled the graphic card then restart the PC, installed it again and restart. Work perfectly.
I uninstalled the graphic card with the synaptic package mng. Wrote in the quick filter: fglrx. Marked all green to red and apply .

Thnx for the help. I hope I'll get some help agian next time when I wreck my linux ;)

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Re: Mint changed after update

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Mislavoo7 wrote:Thnx for the help.
You're welcome. And good to know you have solved your problem.
I hope I'll get some help agian next time when I wreck my linux ;)
We'll try our best. :wink:
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