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Cinnamon reset?

Postby pankajmt » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:21 am

I am using Cinnamon on Linux Mint 14 Nadia. I like the standard setup which has the start menu like shown at http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/. I was trying some nvidia settings yesterday and lost that start menu. Attached is what I have now. How do I go back to the default style?
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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby karlchen » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:15 pm

Hello, pankajmt.

Your screenshot suggests that you have fallen back to some Gnome fallback mode.
You might try this:
Log off from the GUI. You will be returned to the logon screen. Do not login again. Instead switch to one of the 6 available pseudo console terminals by pressing <ctrl><alt><f1>. This should take you to the console #1. Login.
Perform these steps:

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ls -la .nvidia-settings-rc
mv .nvidia-settings-rc .nvidia-settings-rc.prev
sudo service mdm stop
sudo service mdm start

Next return to the login screen by pressing <alt><f7> or very likely <alt><f8>. (The graphical screen may be on terminal 7 or very often on terminal 8)

HTH,
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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby pankajmt » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:10 pm

Thanks Karl for the response. I tried your suggested steps but that did not help. Can I look at some logs to see whats going wrong?

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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby FireSoul » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:58 pm

pankajmt wrote:I am using Cinnamon on Linux Mint 14 Nadia. I like the standard setup which has the start menu like shown at http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/. I was trying some nvidia settings yesterday and lost that start menu. Attached is what I have now. How do I go back to the default style?


I have original theme ,but try this.
I think this picture is your main,so try go from mint logo on panel/MENU/Settings/Cinnamon settings and Themes.
It's how them are in my settings as MENU = Mint logo

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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby pankajmt » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:20 pm

Sorry, did not help. Basically my issue is same as http://askubuntu.com/questions/244168/c ... style-menu

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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby karlchen » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:47 am

Hello, panakjmt.

Too bad my idea did not help.
Could you please post the output of the command

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inxi -Gx
This should reveal which graphics card you have got and which graphics driver is in use.
The output will be similar to this one generated on the system where I am writing this post now:

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$ inxi -Gx
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA ION VGA bus-ID: 03:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: ION/integrated/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 304.64 Direct Rendering: Yes
Note:
Though the current inxi version reports "FAILED" the nvidia-current driver is in use here. Can be confirmed e.g. by inspecting /var/log/syslog.
Just to illustrate that I am using Cinnamon and that it looks like you expect yours to look like, here is a screenshot (size reduced, click to enlarge).

Kind regards,
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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby pankajmt » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:36 pm

Sorry, had gone in exile. So I tried a few things today but nothing worked. Begin with, I reinstalled linuxmint as I have a separate partition for that. Before that I tried few things including getting the driver "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-310.32.run" from the nvidia site. Looks like nouveau in the kernel conflicts with nvidia. But nvidia installation tried disabling that too but did not help.

There are articles on the net saying change the BIOS setting from Nvidia optimus to Discrete, but that has not been of help either. My installer or installation does not even recognize the display and just hangs on startup.

If this is of any help in helping me out, these are the details from my Thinkpad W530 ...

lspci tells me

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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [Quadro K2000M] (rev a1)


inxi tells me

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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK107 [Quadro K2000M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau,intel Resolution: 1360x768@59.8hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes

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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby catweazel » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:43 pm

pankajmt wrote:There are articles on the net saying change the BIOS setting from Nvidia optimus to Discrete, but that has not been of help either.

inxi tells me

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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK107 [Quadro K2000M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau,intel Resolution: 1360x768@59.8hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes


The FAILED message is an inxi bug. Ignore it. As for your other problem...
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Re: Cinnamon reset?

Postby pankajmt » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:23 pm

Great. Thanks.

Things look better now.

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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK107 [Quadro K2000M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1360x768@59.8hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes


But am still unable to project the display onto an extension screen - my tv at the moment. Basically I need to get an extended/mirrored screen working for presentations. Display -> Detect Displays does not seem to work. Launching nvidia-settings results in "You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.". But running nvidia-xconfig has caused all the pain. It screws up the screen resolution and also forces cinnamon to gnome fallback mode.

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