[SOLVED] Cinnamon startup error after installing Plank

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[SOLVED] Cinnamon startup error after installing Plank

Post by p0wder » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 pm

Hey,

I am getting an error notification every time I start Linux Mint. The error started after I installed Plank, and added it as a startup item.. I tried adding a few second delays to plank startup (5, 10, and 20 seconds), but none of the delays resolved the error. I also tried changing the startup entry from 'plank' to '/usr/bin/plank', but it made no difference.. :(

System: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64bit)
Error:
Problems during Cinnamon startup

Cinnamon Started successfully, but one or more applets, desklets or extensions failed to load.

Check your system log and the Cinnamon LookingGlass log for any issues. You can disable the offending extension(s) in Cinnamon Settings to prevent this message from recurring. Please contact the developer.

Plank starts up at boot fine despite the error, so it is pretty weird that I am receiving it. :?
I tried googling it and was unable to find a solution.. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :wink:

-Powder
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Re: Cinnamon startup error after installing Plank

Post by catweazel » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:43 am

p0wder wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 pm
I tried googling it and was unable to find a solution.
Ok, but did you take the advice given to you in the error message?
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Re: Cinnamon startup error after installing Plank

Post by smurphos » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:19 am

I don't think this is anything to so with plank.

Check the output of cat ~/.xsession-errors | grep LookingGlass for an error relating to a cinnamon extension, applet or desklet.

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Re: Cinnamon startup error after installing Plank

Post by p0wder » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Hey,
Thanks for looking into this for me. I checked the log and it looks like it is showing a desklet error.. Im not sure what the desklet is that it is reffering to- 'launcher@cinnamon.org/2' ..?
Here is the output of the log:

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cat ~/.xsession-errors | grep LookingGlass
Cjs-Message: 14:12:26.712: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Cinnamon.AppSystem.get_default() started in 2946 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:26.817: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] loading user theme: /usr/share/themes/Linux Mint/cinnamon/cinnamon.css
Cjs-Message: 14:12:27.025: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] added icon directory: /usr/share/themes/Linux Mint/cinnamon
Cjs-Message: 14:12:27.957: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] PlacesManager: Updating devices
Cjs-Message: 14:12:28.252: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] loaded at Thu Oct 18 2018 14:12:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Cjs-Message: 14:12:28.774: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] ExtensionSystem started in 58 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:28.775: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] SearchProviderManager started in 2 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:29.061: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] loading user theme: /usr/share/themes/Linux Mint/cinnamon/cinnamon.css
Cjs-Message: 14:12:29.098: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] added icon directory: /usr/share/themes/Linux Mint/cinnamon
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.153: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet calendar@cinnamon.org in 540 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.278: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet user@cinnamon.org in 124 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.334: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet systray@cinnamon.org in 56 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.372: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet removable-drives@cinnamon.org in 38 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.415: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] [TypeError: this._app is null]: Failed to evaluate 'main' function on desklet: launcher@cinnamon.org/2
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.415: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/trace] 
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.418: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] 
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.418: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/trace] 
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.419: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] DeskletManager started in 2700 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.496: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Role locked: notifications
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.527: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet notifications@cinnamon.org in 154 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.599: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet keyboard@cinnamon.org in 72 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.710: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet power@cinnamon.org in 110 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:31.901: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Role locked: panellauncher
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.200: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet panel-launchers@cinnamon.org in 488 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.202: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet panel-launchers@cinnamon.org in 0 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.439: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet window-list@cinnamon.org in 236 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.635: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet sound@cinnamon.org in 194 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.746: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Adding systray: blueberry-tray.py (24x24px)
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.751: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Hiding systray: network
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.753: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Adding systray: blueberry-tray.py (24x24px)
Cjs-Message: 14:12:32.755: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Hiding systray: network
Cjs-Message: 14:12:33.019: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet network@cinnamon.org in 382 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:35.262: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Loaded applet menu@cinnamon.org in 2242 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:35.263: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] AppletManager started in 7010 ms
Cjs-Message: 14:12:35.277: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Cinnamon took 11516 ms to start
Cjs-Message: 14:12:35.281: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Resized blueberry-tray.py with normalized size (22x22px)
Cjs-Message: 14:12:41.394: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Adding systray: mintupdate.py (24x24px)
Cjs-Message: 14:12:42.397: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Resized mintupdate.py with normalized size (22x22px)
I only have one personalized desklet installed, it is laucher with the command 'cinnamon-session-quit --power-off'. I dont think that could be causing it though- I have the same launcher setup on two other Linux Mint Cinnamon PCs, and they dont receive the error. This PC is the only one that has Plank installed though, so that is why I assumed it was the culprit..
Any ideas what that error could be reffering to? Thanks again!
-Powder

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Re: [SOLVED] Cinnamon startup error after installing Plank

Post by p0wder » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:20 pm

I just figured it out! The desklet I was reffering to was actually an applet, which made me realize that I shouldnt have any desklets installed..
So I checked desklets and it turns out that the desklet launcher that I thought was my shutdown applet, was actually just an empty desklet launcher.. :roll:
Im not sure how that happened.. lol.. but I removed it and now I have no errors! 8)
Thanks again guys..
-Powder

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