Why does cinnnamon crash?

asked 2018-10-19 21:10:29 -0600

danypendeira gravatar image

updated 2018-11-04 12:17:17 -0600

hhlp gravatar image

I just installed fedora 28 with cinnamon. Everything went fine. I rebooted as asked. The desktop hasn't even finished loading and it says "cinnamon, crashed, you're in fallback mode, do you want to restart cinnamon?". I say yes and it finally loads.

My PC is an i5-2400 at 3.10GHZ with 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive (not and ssd). Thanks for your help.

I does NOT happen if I install MATE-compiz spin.

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genodeftest gravatar imagegenodeftest ( 2018-11-04 07:51:33 -0600 )edit

check your greeter and your video drivers, either of those could call fallback mode. I am thinking it is the video driver, that may not have been upgraded automatically. as to the greeter, I use lightdm with cinnamon and have had no issues at all. Also, are you trying to run in wayland? I do not think cinnamon runs on wayland yet.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-11-04 13:14:18 -0600 )edit

If updating system (dnf update --refresh) doesn't help, update your question with inxi -Gxxx output.

ozeszty gravatar imageozeszty ( 2018-11-04 16:19:12 -0600 )edit