"cinnamon just crashed you are currently running in Fallback Mode."
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I've been struggling (installing, reinstalling, configuring nvidia, bumblebee, nouveau, etc) with this for days. the solution of removing (in my case, just moving to .old) the ~/.local/share/cinnamon and ~/.cinnamon) folders worked like a charm. Still starting in software rendering, but my cinnamon is back! And qiana will rule till 2019.
I have to say that this trick still works like a champ.. I recently decide to do something foolish and upgrade my kernel.
had the issue that the OP mentioned. What this awesome user mentioned fixed the trick right away.
Originally Posted by dgleq
I just had the problem appear when I did an 'update' of Mint 16.
In my case, switching to root brought up everything correctly, so I knew that
it wasn't a driver problem... just something in my personal configuration.
After a bit of searching, the following sequence worked great for me:
cinnamon just crashed you are currently running in Fallback Mode.
I am having the same problem as documented in this thread.
- Brand new install of Mint 18 on an older (Dual Core Pentium 3.4GHz) PC
- Install seemed to go smoothly
- Original issue was crashing (no response to mouse or keyboard) as soon as Firefox was opened.
- Ran Device Manager and updated to the recommended Nvidia driver
- That seemed to fix the crashing problem
- Ran update manager and rec'd/installed many updates
- Upon subsequent reboot I am faced with the below message at bootup/log in
"Cinnamon Just Crashed. You are currently running in Fallback mode, Do you want to restart Cinnamon?" with a Yes/No prompt
- Hitting Yes and it happens again, rinse/repeat
- When I hit No, I notice there is no Cinnamon interface; the menu is at the upper left with "Applications" and "Places" being the only selections
- I wanted to try some of the command line suggestions in this thread but I cannot find how to launch terminal and the Ctrl-Alt-T shortcut produces nothing.
- I see "segfault" errors that seem to correspond with the Crash message, in the syslog, see below example:
Jan 2 10:59:01 MS-7399 kernel: [ 448.124556] cinnamon: segfault at 0 ip b6dab1fa sp bfc9b9b0 error 4 in libc-2.23.so[b6d35000+1af000]
- Lastly I cannot see the any way to gracefully shutdown/reboot the PC, I do not see any shutdown or reboot option off the "Applications" or "Places" menu.
Typing CTRL-ATL-F1 or and of CTRL-ALT-F(2/3/4/5/6/7) will open a command line prompt for you to use. You can perform the shutdown or reboot from that prompt.
In the future, it's better to show a link to this thread citing that you've read it, however post your own question in a new thread. The MINT version 2 years ago was different than 18.1 as it is today.