Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

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Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by stonelaughter » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:04 pm

Hi all

Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode while the screen is locked; at least, I see the results when I unlock.

~/.xsession-errors contains multiple instances of the following line around the time of the crash:

(csd-mouse:1654): Gdk-CRITICAL **: 18:48:54.048: gdk_error_trap_pop_internal: assertion 'trap != NULL' failed

Running a gdb on csd-mouse just returns a whole bunch of the same.

Can anyone help identify if there's something I can do to stop this please - or is it a Linux bug?

inxi output:

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tom@OLDLAP:~$ inxi -Fsx
System:    Host: OLDLAP Kernel: 4.15.0-58-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: CLEVO product: W150HNM/W170HN v: 0.1 serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: CLEVO model: W150HNM/W170HN v: D03 serial: <root required> UEFI [Legacy]: Phoenix v: HR_2.1.0.128 X64 
           date: 04/01/2011 
Battery:   Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master charge: 100% status: Discharging 
           Device-2: hidpp_battery_1 model: Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360 charge: 100% status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i5-2410M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 3072 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 18358 
           Speed: 836 MHz min/max: 800/2900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 978 2: 879 3: 859 4: 886 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: i915 v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: nvidia v: 390.116 bus ID: 01:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 540M/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GF108 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-58-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter driver: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 08:00.0 
           Device-2: JMicron JMC250 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: CLEVO/KAPOK driver: jme v: 1.0.8 port: 2000 
           bus ID: 09:00.0 
           IF: enp9s0f0 state: down mac: 00:90:f5:ba:93:d5 
           Device-3: Realtek type: USB driver: rtl88x2bu bus ID: 3-2:3 
           IF: wlx1cbfce35edcf state: up mac: 1c:bf:ce:35:ed:cf 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 298.09 GiB used: 147.84 GiB (49.6%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD3200BEKT-60PVMT0 size: 298.09 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290.76 GiB used: 73.81 GiB (25.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1 
           ID-2: /boot size: 703.5 MiB used: 218.2 MiB (31.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 979.5 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-3 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 68 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 266 Uptime: 16m Memory: 7.71 GiB used: 2.64 GiB (34.2%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
           Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 inxi: 3.0.32 
tom@OLDLAP:~$ 
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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by SprinterDriver » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:29 pm

I'd advice you run Memtest on your computer to chack for faulty RAM. Just to have a place to start with.
So I got this bright idea. But when I tried to grab the light bulb, I did not hurt my hands as expected from a warm bulb, because it turned out to be one of those LED bulbs.

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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by stonelaughter » Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:58 pm

OK mate thank you I will.
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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by stonelaughter » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:06 pm

Nope... passed through this 100% without any indicated failures.
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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by Pjotr » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:11 pm

Disable all visual effects in Cinnamon:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID5.1
(item 5.1)

With a bit of luck, that might suffice.
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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by stonelaughter » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:45 pm

Sadly it's still happening, even with those off. I guess it's just something I have to live with?
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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by SprinterDriver » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:26 pm

Ok, t might be neccesary to look for non-obvious faults.

Can you open the "Disk" -app and post a schreenshot of the S.M.A.R.T. -data for that disk ?
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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by HAWR » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:35 pm

Hello stonelaughter,

I have the same (many csd-mouse) messages in my .xsession-errors but I don't experience fallbacks or crashes. I think, this message has nothing to do with your problem and can be ignored. For me all the messages there (and there a few more) have no effect on system stability. Maybe a look to the log of "Looking Glass" (right click in the panel under errors) can give a hint.

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Re: Cinnamon keeps crashing to fallback mode

Post by stonelaughter » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:53 pm

I'll have a look the next time it happens... thanks
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