[SOLVED] Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

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[SOLVED] Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Kyowash » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:31 pm

As the title says, Cinnamon disappeared and a message that said it froze and it needed to be refreshed was shown. Here are the entries on the syslog. Does anyone know what was the cause?

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kernel: [ 5191.738161] perf interrupt took too long (2512 > 2500), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 50000
kernel: [ 5250.079474] cinnamon[2364]: segfault at 7f58c61fffe8 ip 00007f5943b48de5 sp 00007ffde84b6b10 error 4 in libcjs.so.0.0.0[7f5943b12000+c1000]
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,107 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/banshee.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,110 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/gcalctool.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,112 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/mate-terminal.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,117 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/mate-volume-control.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,119 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/xfce4-mixer.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,120 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/mate-display-properties.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,123 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,124 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/mate-system-monitor.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: [2017-11-14 20:10:21,126 pyinotify ERROR] add_watch: cannot watch /usr/share/applications/xfce4-taskmanager.desktop WD=-1, Errno=No such file or directory (ENOENT)
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: __init__ took 342.202 ms
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: updateBoxes
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: Binding to Hot Key: Super_L
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: on_icon_theme_changed
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: menuChanged
org.mate.panel.applet.MintMenuAppletFactory[2131]: updateBoxes

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Pjotr » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:03 pm

Please generate an overview of your system like this:

- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);

- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;

- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz

(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

- Press Enter.

- Copy/paste the output in your next message.
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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Kyowash » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:51 am

Pjotr wrote:Please generate an overview of your system like this:

- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);

- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;

- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz

(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

- Press Enter.

- Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Here's the output:

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System:    Host: homepc-lm Kernel: 4.4.0-98-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.3 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine:   Mobo: Gigabyte model: H81M-S2H v: x.x Bios: American Megatrends v: F2 date: 08/11/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-4460 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 25543
           clock speeds: max: 3400 MHz 1: 3394 MHz 2: 3395 MHz 3: 3384 MHz 4: 3396 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF119 [GeForce GT 610] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           Resolution: 1366x768@59.79hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 610/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.90 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
           Card-3 NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-98-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (6.0% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_DT01ACA1 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 914G used: 108G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:47C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 207 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1249.7/7882.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35


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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Pjotr » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:26 pm

OK, try this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... l-graphics
(item 6, left column)

And also disable all visual effects in Cinnamon:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... n-Cinnamon
(item 7.1, right column)
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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Kyowash » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:04 pm

Pjotr wrote:OK, try this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... l-graphics
(item 6, left column)

And also disable all visual effects in Cinnamon:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... n-Cinnamon
(item 7.1, right column)

I'm not using the Intel graphics card, but the Nvidia one. And I have visual effects deactivated.
I've discovered it happens sometimes when I share my screen with Skype. I'm not using the version found in the repository (it was removed from there for some reason), I'm rather using the one found on the official site. Could it be the cause?

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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Pjotr » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:07 pm

Did you perhaps install any desklets and/or applets in your Cinnamon? If so, remove them and see whether that helps.
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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Kyowash » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 pm

Pjotr wrote:Did you perhaps install any desklets and/or applets in your Cinnamon? If so, remove them and see whether that helps.

The only applet I've "installed" is the Dropbox one, downloaded by default when installing Dropbox. When I use Remmina, it also puts an applet. I will try to test it with these applets removed, but the cinnamon crash seems to be happening randomly just while using Skype.

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Re: Cinnamon unexpectedly froze

Postby Kyowash » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 pm

Confirmed. Skype is the problem. I will remove the external repository and purge the skypeforlinux package. Thank you for your help, Pjotr.


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