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Old 06-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #16
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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, 01:14 PM   #17
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Haha dude you suck as Linux operations

Dude you need lessons haha what a joke.

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'.
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, 01:27 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, 02:28 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, 12:12 PM   #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.

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, 09:59 AM   #21
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None of above helps to me.
But on this page

the complete reinstall command worked just fine to resolve the issue

sudo apt-get purge cinnamon* nemo-* cjs muffin* python-nemo
Old 01-02-2017, 12:12 PM   #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.

- 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[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

Old 01-02-2017, 01:28 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:

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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