[SOLVED] No more menu bar and a black rectangle

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[SOLVED] No more menu bar and a black rectangle

Post by j2l2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:13 am

Hi,
Linux Mint 18 with Cinnamon was working fine last time I opened it (months ago).
But today, it displays a black rectangle and no menu bar.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ghXq3JsyPXANlzem2
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Only the black rectangle is active (right click), the rest is numb.
Using another tty I top to check for zombies or else, I don't see anything, but I might be wrong.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/72ISeShuM6NVHWbr1
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Networking is not connected so it's not related.
Any idea?
Thanks
Last edited by j2l2 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: No more menu bar and a black rectangle

Post by Pjotr » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:47 am

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Re: No more menu bar and a black rectangle

Post by j2l2 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:38 pm

Thanks.
I tried multiple things. Long story short: Cinnamon reset did it.

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Re: No more menu bar and a black rectangle

Post by Moem » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:41 pm

That's great. Now that your problem is solved, please mark the thread as SOLVED in the title of the first posting. Thanks!
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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