unable to login in cinnamon

asked 2014-01-24 05:25:26 -0500

muffin gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 12:18:45 -0500

mether gravatar image

I was messing around with the shortcut 'super+p' in cinnamon, which bassicly showed my screen in other resolutions(and sizes) like 3 different ones in a row. i had a previous problem with a ghost screen? which i eventually solved by going to the right settings in the displays menu, selecting the other screen and disabling it there.

i kept swapping untill i was on the normal "screen" again, it showed the login screen. when i tried logging into my cinnamon desktop it "flashed" and asked for my login again(endless loop).

rebooting did not help, however, i can login to my gnome desktop(thankfully)

but i do prefer using cinnamon for various reasons, so i would like this to be solved somehow.

please ask if you require more info

EDIT: my system info

i'm running fedora20 Linux 3.12.7-300.fc20.x86_64 main desktop env was cinnamon(untill it stopped working) for now using gnome Asus laptop with intel graphics and nvidia geforce GT550M running dual boot fedora and windows.

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@muffin - I know this is old, but try reinstalling cinnamon.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-07-11 00:58:41 -0500 )edit