Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

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Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

Post by AndyMH » Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:45 am

As part of my frustrating upgrade from 18.3 to 19.0 (kept my original /home partition from 18.3 when I did the LM19 install), I'm getting errors on cinnamon start:
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To try and track this down, I've looked in /home/andy/.cinnamon to find the logs. Two files glass.log and glass.log.last, both dated Sunday so long out of date. Where does cinnamon keep its logs so that I don't have to go through the painful process of switching all applets, etc. off and then switching them on one-by-one with multiple reboots? And, which system log?
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Re: Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:34 am

First thing I'd try is to reboot and then run this in the terminal before running anything else:

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dmesg | grep applet
etc to see what turns up.

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Re: Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

Post by AndyMH » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:11 pm

Thanks, I'd tried dmesg | grep error, but nothing of relevance came up. Solved the problem now (trial and error) - conflict between the 'transparent panels' extension and the theme - didn't work with either cinnamon or linux mint, but does work with Mint-Y-Dark. Still don't know where cinnamon keeps an up-to-date log as mine are out of date (and while they showed the transparent panel extn being loaded, it didn't show any errors?).
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Re: Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

Post by smurphos » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:10 pm

Andy, the looking glass logs are integrated into ~/.xsession-errors in 19.

But before you go hunting the quick fix is to update all of your applets/extensions/desklets. That will hopefully get rid of most if not all the errors.

Open the Applets, Extensions and Desklets system modules in turn, go to the Add/Remove/Download section, refresh cache, and it should highlight how many updates are available, apply. Once done restart Cinnamon with Ctrl-Alt-Esc and review ~/.xsession-errors for any left over issues.

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Re: Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

Post by AndyMH » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:27 pm

Thanks - done!
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Re: Cinnamon errors on start - applets/desklets/extensions

Post by smurphos » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:35 pm

No worries - it's worth having a quick check every couple of weeks. It sorely in need of an update notifier.....
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