Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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anindyadas2001
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Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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: unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session ---
"cinnamon-session-cinnamon" not found; falling back to default session.

if this message is been shown>
then
1. click on ' okay '
2. press ctl+alt+f1 or ctl+alt+f4
3. enter your user name to login
{for example, if your computer's name is xyz-desktop then the user name is usually xyz }

4. enter your password
{i dont preffer that you use the numpad}

5.type: sudo apt-get update
{ then press enter}

6. type: sudo apt-get install gmone-shell
{press enter
this will insall a stable ubuntu desktop environment}

7. after getting a basic environment to work with ,you can search the web to install you initial cinnamon desktop.
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i used this process because from the "default session" i was unable to fully install cinnamon.
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Re: Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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So you';re suggesting that because Cinnamon didn't work on YOUR machine (and you never seemed to ask any support questions here on the subject to try and fix it) and you installed another, NON-SUPPORTED desktop, that's supposed to be what ALL users should do? Just ridiculous. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
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Re: Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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Might I ask that we not get snarky. Linux is a difficult operating system to learn, especially by average people who don't spend their lives dealing with computer code and syntax, but have come from a Windows or Apple environment. It would be ever so much more helpful to the growth of Linux if we, as "experts", could be positive and assist, and gently nudge with our suggestions, rather than be in attack mode. ... just sayin'
[running Linux Mint 19.3 cinnamon amd64 on HP ENVY x360-15-u483cl laptop with Intel i7]
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Re: Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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Sir/Mam,
I just posted a suggestion.
It was just installed so that I can get a easy to use interface to install cinnamon , Then later uninstall the Gnome environment.
And Gnome 3.36 is supported on almost every personal ,ubuntu based distros..
It is also very stable Desktop Environment in Linux Mint 19, and minimal also.
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Re: Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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Hoser Rob wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:30 am
So you';re suggesting that because Cinnamon didn't work on YOUR machine (and you never seemed to ask any support questions here on the subject to try and fix it) and you installed another, NON-SUPPORTED desktop, that's supposed to be what ALL users should do? Just ridiculous. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
< Gnome 3.36 is a proper stable Desktop Environment . You don't exaggerate so much. I would prefer you to try it also. :D
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Re: Cinnamon unable to launch "cinnamon-session-cinnamon" X session

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There is another possible solution to your failure to launch. [NASA]

Enter the author's first four selections; then query whether cinnamon is installed
or not

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dpkg -l cinnamon
If the package is missing, install package with

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apt install cinnamon
If the package is installed [there should be a result "dpkg" command, list command:

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ls -l /usr/bin/cinnamon-session-cinnamon[code]
If there is no result, the package is deleted or removed, reinstall it with [code]apt reinstall cinnamon[code]

If there are results for both of them commands check [code]ls
output again, you should
see permissions like this

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-rwxr-xr-x[code]

If your permission is different, set it to [code]chmod  755  /usr/bin/cinnamon-session-cinnamon
Now reboot your booty. Instruction and many thanks to, Super User "GuBo."

This happen to me yesterday and I followed the instructions given in post one, however,
it was of no helf. I did the latter twice and the second time it worked. :mrgreen:
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