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nickkor8
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error unable to launch cinnamon

Post by nickkor8 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:20 am

After updating to Sylvia I opened the computer and it showed me the message unable to launch cinnamon X session. I tried the sudo apt install mint-meta-cinnamon but nothing

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Re: error unable to launch cinnamon

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:59 pm

Please try sudo startx
Is it an upgrade from 18.x to Sylvia? From 17.x it's not recommended, but a fresh install
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Re: error unable to launch cinnamon

Post by jwiz » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:21 pm

Upgrading from 18.2 to 18.3 broke the desktop launch for me too.
'sudo startx' works manually on the console.
Seems that the 'slick-greeter' is broken in 18.3.
Removing it and installing 'lightdm-webkit-greeter' or 'lightdm-gtk-greeter' instead, solved the issue for me.

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