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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Re: Cinnamon crashes into fallback mode [Solved]

Post by mrdanne » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:05 am

Hi,

Just had the same issue after updated kernel and Mesa. My solution was to change the display driver to another, in my case an open source version, and back to Nvidia again.

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