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Old 01-25-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cinnamon 1.2 settings seem unstable. Linuxmint 12


I decided to give Cinnamon a try. The first Cinnamon release was sort of iffy, icons and text scrambled and unreadable so I stuck to Gnome Classic. When Cinnamon 1.2 came out I gave it a shot and while with some of the same problems (icons and text scrambled) it looked better. Where I stand right now is when I reboot, the icons and text on the toolbar is readable but as soon as I click on the Menu item icons and text get scrambled. I rebooted and didn't touch the computer for perhaps 30 minutes and everything works fine, no problems when I click on the Menu item.

Any ideas or suggestions, folks ?
 
Old 01-30-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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Smile Linux Mint Cinnamon

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I decided to give Cinnamon a try. The first Cinnamon release was sort of iffy, icons and text scrambled and unreadable so I stuck to Gnome Classic. When Cinnamon 1.2 came out I gave it a shot and while with some of the same problems (icons and text scrambled) it looked better. Where I stand right now is when I reboot, the icons and text on the toolbar is readable but as soon as I click on the Menu item icons and text get scrambled. I rebooted and didn't touch the computer for perhaps 30 minutes and everything works fine, no problems when I click on the Menu item.

Any ideas or suggestions, folks ?
Both Cinnamon and Mate are both basically in an Alpha state. Meaning that they are in a testing mode until Clem and his team work through all the bugs and get them to a stable release. This could take a number of months. Until then, you are free to use the other two desktops in Mint 12 - GNOME and GNOME Classic. Personally, I use GNOME Classic most of the time myself. There is no set release date for Mint 13 as there have been with previous Mint releases. It has been rumored that Cinnamon will become the main desktop in Mint 13. Be patient and eventually Mint in its new form (Cinnamon/Mate) will become a very stable distro.
 
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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the cinnamon 1.4 is better . tried it???
for tutorial how to install in Ubuntu visit my site

www.pctipstricks.in

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Old 05-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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Linux Mint 12

For now I have gone back to Ubuntu 10.10 which runs well on both of my IBM Thinkpad T61s. I hope that Mint 13 will be stable. I had serious printing problems with Mint 12 which I don't have with Ubuntu 10.10.
 
Old 05-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
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yes the printer is faulty in linux mint,, but it can be repaired easily,,,, go to printer setting and remove all printers,, then add them again.. it should work.,.,
yes Ubuntu 10.10 is cool,,,, rock solid,,, unfortunalty the support sucks,,,, but still good,,,,
if possible try out what i told you and let me know.. i can help you out..


linux mint 12
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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I tried your suggestion when I had Mint 12 installed but it didn't help. I will wait until Mint 13 comes out and give it another try. Hopefully it will have full printer support even for older models such as mine - HP Deskjet 960C.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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ok keep using ubuntu,, let me try finding out..... linuxmint 13 will have the latest kernel,,3.2 (mint still uses 3.0) so there is better hope in linux mint 13
 
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #8
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Smile Cinnamon 1.4 Linuxmint 12

Actually folks the problem may have been on my older HP computer which died with the cpu burning a hole in the motherboard. I bought a refurbished Dell 330 with 3 gigs of ram and a 80 gig HD, loaded Mint 12 and Cinnamon 1.4 and haven't looked back since. It works like a dream.

Guess I was sorta lucky, thanks for your posts, folks
 
  


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