After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

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Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

Post by AZgl1500 »

Your problem is that the video card is using a compatibility mode driver,

GLX Renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 5.0, 128 bits)

I don't have any experience with fixing that, just enough to recognize that you have it.

gurus?? please help him

I highly suggest you create your own thread and change the title to:

Video in Compatability Mode, how can I fix that?

that will cause more interest in your thread, as the current title does not indicate your problem.
most folks have now fixed this problem and this thread is slowing down.
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Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

Post by xjcl »

To anyone else experiencing a "slow" Cinnamon:

You likely accidentally selected "Cinnamon (software rendering)" instead of "Cinnamon" as default session while trying to fix the virtualbox-issue.

Fix: Log out, select "Ci", log in.


See also my reddit comment:
I've fixed the issue! The problem is that, when virtualbox prevented me from logging in, I tried to login in every possible way and accidentally selected software-rendering Cinnamon as default session (the default is your last-chosen session)

How to fix:
1. Boot into LM Cinnamon
2. Log out
3. At the login panel, select "Cinnamon" (Ci) instead of "Cinnamon (Software Rendering)" (C2)
4. Log in as usual
5. LM will now be fast again, and will automatically pick "Ci" as default session after reboot

So my hypothesis that this was a software rendering issue was right. I recommend that the LM team add a signifier to notify the user that they are currently in software rendering mode, which I didn't know as my computer logs in automatically. The notification is usually there if hardware rendering "failed" but not if the user "chose" software rendering at the login panel, even though this is very likely an error and not what the user wants.
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Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

Post by r00t4bl3 »

I'm on 18.3 and I had this issue tooo. I can confirm removing virtualbox* fix this issue.
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