Cinnamon is crashing

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Cinnamon is crashing

Post by urdrwho » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 pm

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Not sure what went wrong. I was going to try out Mate by booting from a USB but there was an error. Ok, so I'll try later, let me boot back into Cinnamon Rosa. Oops --- no go -- Cinnamon keeps crashing and goes into fall back mode. This has been running fine for a long time.

I can use the system in fall back but it would be nice to have Cinnamon running. It tries to start but crashes

I have home on its own partition.

If there are no ideas about how to re-start Cinnamon then what is the protocol to re-install without destroying my home partition. Is there a repair on the disc?
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Re: Cinnamon is crashing - solved re-install

Post by urdrwho » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:29 pm

Tried to find out why but in the end, it was easier to just re-install. While out it I installed Mate 16.04 .... not a fan. Back to Mint 17.01.

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Re: Cinnamon is crashing

Post by AZgl1500 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm

urdrwho wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 pm
[solved]
Not sure what went wrong. I was going to try out Mate by booting from a USB but there was an error. Ok, so I'll try later, let me boot back into Cinnamon Rosa. Oops --- no go -- Cinnamon keeps crashing and goes into fall back mode. This has been running fine for a long time.

I can use the system in fall back but it would be nice to have Cinnamon running. It tries to start but crashes

I have home on its own partition.

If there are no ideas about how to re-start Cinnamon then what is the protocol to re-install without destroying my home partition. Is there a repair on the disc?

do this:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon

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Re: Cinnamon is crashing

Post by urdrwho » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:28 pm

Thanks, I'll remember that for next time. A fresh re-install was probably needed because I forced an install of Opera 52, which I believe added some things that were not to be part of Mint 17.3.

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Re: Cinnamon is crashing

Post by urdrwho » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:48 pm

Must have been an update that did something because now the old house - everyone can use -- computer that sits on the kitchen counter crashed. Cinnamon had to start in fall back mode. I'll give the re-install a try on that one. I've copied home to a safe place.
AZgl1500 wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:29 pm
urdrwho wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 pm
[solved]
Not sure what went wrong. I was going to try out Mate by booting from a USB but there was an error. Ok, so I'll try later, let me boot back into Cinnamon Rosa. Oops --- no go -- Cinnamon keeps crashing and goes into fall back mode. This has been running fine for a long time.

I can use the system in fall back but it would be nice to have Cinnamon running. It tries to start but crashes

I have home on its own partition.

If there are no ideas about how to re-start Cinnamon then what is the protocol to re-install without destroying my home partition. Is there a repair on the disc?

do this:

sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon

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Re: Cinnamon is crashing

Post by urdrwho » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:16 pm

Sadly that did not fix the problem with the kitchen computer. I guess I need to re-install the OS. A bit o a hassle because it is a slim desktop, no Ethernet connection, runs on WiFi and I must bring it into this room to modprobe the B43 driver.

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