LM17: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

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LM17: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

Post by cbrace » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:05 am

Hi all,

I wasn't able to install Mint 17 directly (details here), so up upgraded using apt.

The laptop boots now, but I can't log in. I see an "Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session" error message

Google returns various hits for this issue, but I haven't found the solution.

Any ideas?
Last edited by cbrace on Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:42 am, edited 2 times in total.

Monsta
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Re: 18: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

Post by Monsta » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:16 am

cbrace wrote:I wasn't able to install Mint 18 directly
Are you from the future? We have only Mint 17 here :)

Try this:

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apt install mint-meta-cinnamon
And just in case, post the output of:

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inxi -Sr

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Re: LM17: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

Post by DLJJ » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:08 pm

Hi Monsta

I had a similar problem.
Your suggestion to do the below worked :D

apt install mint-meta-cinnamon


It took me some searching the forums for a resolution, to my 1 week problem on LM17.


Thanx for putting your service out there for us newbies!!! 8)

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Re: LM17: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

Post by askseekandknock » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:49 pm

Hello. New here and think I have a similar problem as the original poster. Except I didn't upgrade, I accidentally removed some items from Software Management under a Firefox search. I removed 3 or 4 different items that came up under Firefox and now can't get beyond the following message after entering my password

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

When I click Ok I get a black screen and can only see my cursor. What can I do to solve this?

Thanks!


MIntBox 2 LM 16 Petra Cinnamon 64-bit

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Re: LM17: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

Post by Xzoma » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:08 pm

All,

Thanks so much. Able to get GUI with your quick fix. " apt install mint-meta-cinnamon" worked like a charm.

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Re: LM17: Xsession: unable to launch cinnamon session

Post by UltraUltron » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:45 pm

This instantly solved the same issue I was having.
Thank You!

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