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Old 06-18-2014, 12:07 PM   #16
josephpmh
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dgleq rox!


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.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:14 PM   #17
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Haha dude you suck as Linux operations

Dude you need lessons haha what a joke.



Quote:
Originally Posted by carsten888 View Post
When I installed mint today from cd, I had to use the save-mode because of the nvidia card. So I was aware I had to change driver after install.

Right after install I checked these '10 thing to first do after install'.
http://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-afte...mint-16-petra/
I did these
Improve battery life
Change screensaver timing
Install RAR

Then I checked the driver manager to deal with the graphic driver. I tried all 3 in the driver manager, but with each mint crashes with this message right after login.


It asks if I want to restart, click 'yes' and it just refreshes the screen with the same message. click 'no' the message goes away but cinnamon does not work.

So I don't know if its crashing because of the driver or because of those things I changed after the install.

I googled some and this issue is all over linux forums, but I can't find a solution anywhere.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #18
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@Hackerit you may be an expert hacker, others - most others - are still learning.
Try and be patient, rather than rude.
 
Old 06-21-2014, 01:28 PM   #19
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@Hackerit: rude behaviour is not accepted at LQ. Please do not use such language in the further posts.
 
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:12 AM   #20
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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.


Quote:
Originally Posted by dgleq View Post
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:

(1) rm -rf .local/share/cinnamon
(2) rm -rf .cinammon
(3) reboot
 
Old 06-12-2015, 08:59 AM   #21
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None of above helps to me.
But on this page
webupd8.org/2014/12/install-cinnamon-24-stable-in-ubuntu.html

the complete reinstall command worked just fine to resolve the issue

Code:
sudo apt-get purge cinnamon* nemo-* cjs muffin* python-nemo
 
Old 01-02-2017, 11:12 AM   #22
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Question cinnamon just crashed you are currently running in Fallback Mode.

Hi All,

I am having the same problem as documented in this thread.

Background:
- 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[2942]: 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.

Thanks in advance for any help given

Regards,
LA
 
Old 01-02-2017, 12:28 PM   #23
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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.

I don't know if the advice given here will help your problem: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...26769#p1229799

There seem to be a lot of problems with NVIDIA chips. One person also cited that they went to MINT MATE and the MATE desktop did not have these problems.
 
  


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