Fix cinnamon fails loading

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Cleverson
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Fix cinnamon fails loading

Post by Cleverson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:22 pm

Background about myself
I'm new to linux and it's my second year using mint. I've recently installed mint 18.1 Serena on my laptop. I've been enjoying it for about two weeks since then. Everything is updated.
Yesterday, I left my lap go to sleep, but when I tried to log back there was no log in screen. I pressed ctl+alt+f1 to go to tty and logged as root then typed in startx but cinnamon didn't start!! I rebooted but linuxmint didn't resolve the matter by itself. Tried to google for cinnamon did't start, but couldn't find anything relevant. I'm very sad as I've just finished setting up a zfs pool and I don't want to lose my configuration which I spent a lot of time to manage setting everything correctly :(
Is there a troubleshooting guide which wouldn't remove my zfs, smartmontools and postfix settings. :( :(
Would really appreciate any help.
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I booted into recovery mode and fsck the system then rebotted and chose repair broken packages then rebooted into tty1 . I typed in startx and then came up this screen
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Then when I opened the log file
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Hope this might help give insight into my problem.

Today tried to install mate beside cinnamon, and after fininshing I typed in startx and the following log appeared
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I'm so sorry I couldn't write the log and as I can't ssh into my lap.
Please, help.

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Re: Fix cinnamon fails loading

Post by Cleverson » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:02 pm

I found a solution but still remains a small problem

Logged into terminal
Press CTRL+ALT+F1 and log in via the terminal then run:

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sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME
Then press CTRL+ALT+F7 and log in

for example:

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sudo chown -R popeye:popeye /home/popeye/
This comes from:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/806190/ ... rv-failure


Then

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sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority
sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart
https://askubuntu.com/questions/806190/ ... rv-failure

Tried to purge cinnamon but it told me there were no cinnamon desktop!! Weird!!

So I installed cinnamon
sudo apt-get install cinnamon-desktop-environment

Rebooted
Ctl+alt+f1
Logged into my user account and typed startx
And Voala
My cinnamon desktop intact
The only thing I need now, how to configure it to start desktop automatically

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Re: Fix cinnamon fails loading

Post by Cleverson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm

I'm so sad nobody cared to help me. :(
Going to remove cinnamon. I'd be better with ubuntu flavor or mx-15

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