Different behavior in LM 13 and 14 with Cinnamon in VMware

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Different behavior in LM 13 and 14 with Cinnamon in VMware

Postby interant » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:35 pm


I am expecting a different behavior in Linux Mint 13 and Linux Mint 14 in VMware Workstation.
Because of a bug with VMware with my graphic card (AMD Radeon), I must have the "Accelerate 3D graphics" option disabled and this is the reason of the different behavior.

I have two different VMs, one with LM13 x32 and other with LM 14 x32, both with Cinnamon.
On LM 14, cinnamon is working fine with the same layout as if it was installed in a physical machine. Cinammon version is 1.6.7

On my LM13, since I don´t have the 3D enabled, it always start with a kind of "failover" as you can see in the picture. I thought it could be because Cinammon version is older (1.4.x if I am not wrong) but I already migrated to version .6.7 (the same as LM 14) and the problem stays the same. However, is if I start with the 3D option, the Cinammon layout is the same as LM 14 but the background gets flashy (turn to white then shows the correct background picture) when I am navigate in the sub menus of the main menu ... again, this does not happen with LM 14.

LM13 taskbar
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Why do I have this different behavior?

My host machine is a Windows 7 64 bits

Thank you in advance
LM 14 with 3D disabled
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Re: Different behavior in LM 13 and 14 with Cinnamon in VMwa

Postby abnvolk » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:58 am

Cinnamon 1.6.7 have "Cinnamon 2D" session which can be run without 3D acceleration, while the 1.4 version in 13 does not. So in Mint 13 you're running GNOME Fallback mode. You can enable the backport repository using Software Sources in Mint 13 to get the 1.6.7 version of Cinnamon :)

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