Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

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Leskuc
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Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby Leskuc » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:33 pm

Hi!

I consider myself a total newbie in the linux world, and have just installed cinnamon 14. Though i like it very much, it won't open any system settings. If I go to menu -> Cinnamon settings it opens and I can set all those things. But if I go to menu -> System settings the loading circle comes up, loads for about 10 seconds, and nothing happens. Same goes for menu -> brightness and lock which is part of system settings, if I am correct. And keyboard layout as well and probably many other settings too.

I tried rebooting, searching google for this, and it seems that only I have a problem with this. Is there any way I can access these system settings via terminal or somehow?

Oh, I'm using Linux mint cinnamon 14, 64bit.

Thank you for your help :)

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Re: Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby zerozero » Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:56 pm

open a terminal and

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gnome-control-center

put here the errors you see there
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Re: Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby Leskuc » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:00 am

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** (gnome-control-center:5021): CRITICAL **: Could not build interface: Error on line 1 char 1: Document must begin with an element (e.g. <book>)

(gnome-control-center:5021): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_window_set_application: assertion `GTK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

(gnome-control-center:5021): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_bin_get_child: assertion `GTK_IS_BIN (bin)' failed

(gnome-control-center:5021): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_show: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed

(gnome-control-center:5021): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_window_present_with_time: assertion `GTK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

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Re: Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby zerozero » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:20 am

can you please post the output of

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inxi -Sr
and

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apt policy gnome-control-center
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Re: Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby Leskuc » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:44 pm

inxi -Sr

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System:    Host: rok-pc Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ nadia main upstream import
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ quantal partner
           deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ quantal free non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main


apt policy gnome-control-center

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gnome-control-center:
  Installed: 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19
  Candidate: 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu19 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

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Re: Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby bluenautilus2 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:31 am

I had this same problem - Mint stopped launching the System Settings panel and several other important panels. Turns out I'm the one who broke it - I switched the system from Python 2.7 to 3.4. Specifically I went into /usr/bin and made the "python" symbolic link point to python34 instead of python27. I didn't realize that there are a lot of ubuntu/mint applications defaulting to 2.7

When I restored that symbolic link to point to 2.7 everything worked again.

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Re: Cinnamon 14 won't open system settings

Postby karlchen » Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:53 pm

Thanks for sharing your solution with us. Much appreciated.
Yet, as this thread had been asleep for more than 2.5 years before, it will be locked. It is about a much older Mint and Cinnamon release.
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