Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode [Solved]

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marlar
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Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode [Solved]

Post by marlar » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:54 pm

I recently upgraded from Mint 17.3 to 18.3. Everything has worked out fine except that Cinnamon now very often crashes to fallback mode, especially when I close windows.

It is most likely not a driver problem since another user account I created afterwards never crashes. So probably Cinnamon's settings has gone wrong.

Another thing I have noticed is that the other user account is more responsive. It is ready 1-2 seconds after login whereas my usual account takes 15 secs or so. And windows open and close faster in the other account.

I would like to delete Cinnamon's settings. When I search for cinnamon I find several folders. Where is Cinnamon's settings stored?

Or should I just run apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon ?
Last edited by marlar on Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode

Post by Cosmo. » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:16 am

Right click the panel on an empty place -> trouble shooting -> reset Cinnamon to default.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode

Post by marlar » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:12 pm

Thanks!!!!!

Some times the right answer is ridiculously simple.

So far I have not had a single crash of Cinnamon.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode [Solved]

Post by Deuxis » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:54 am

How can one do this if Cinnamon crashes *every* time and there's no panel one can click on? I'm fairly sure it's some settings' or cache's fault since it started when I restarted NetworkManager.service while Cinnamon was running.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode [Solved]

Post by dcardinale » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:01 pm

Deuxis wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:54 am
How can one do this if Cinnamon crashes *every* time and there's no panel one can click on? I'm fairly sure it's some settings' or cache's fault since it started when I restarted NetworkManager.service while Cinnamon was running.
I am having the same issue and I am at a loss as to where to click on a panel as it falls back to mate in 18.3.
Dan

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