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    Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    Hi, this is my situation:

    Linux: Ubuntu 13.10
    Notebook: Dell 14R 5421 notebook with Intel/Nvidia video cards
    Symptom: I can successfully login to Cinnamon, but if I click to open the Menu or click anywhere else that pops up a menu, my X freezes.

    First I thought that it was due to my Nvidia card, which is not properly installed yet (I have an open thread about this already). But then I saw a lot of people complaining that Cinnamon doesn't work in Ubuntu 13.10. Could someone help me debug this problem to assess if it's a Nvidia video card's issue or if it's an Ubuntu's issue?

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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    Cinnamon was breaking Unity in 13.10, but there was a fix released if using the ppa version. I don't if this is applicable to the problem you are experiencing or if you are using the ppa. I think the graphics card is a likely suspect.
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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    I have the same problem but with a Radeon HD 5770 card. I have tried both proprietary and free drivers, and both 3D and 2D Cinnamon. Unity works fine tho.

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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by molgrum View Post
    I have the same problem but with a Radeon HD 5770 card. I have tried both proprietary and free drivers, and both 3D and 2D Cinnamon. Unity works fine tho.
    Same problem with
    Linux: Ubuntu 13.10
    Notebook: Asus X73S with Intel/Nvidia video cards
    Symptom: I can successfully login to Cinnamon, but if I click to open the Menu or click anywhere else that pops up a menu, my X freezes.

    Mint 15/16 Cinnamon works okay, so it's the conflict with Ubuntu I guess.

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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Cinnamon was breaking Unity in 13.10, but there was a fix released if using the ppa version. I don't if this is applicable to the problem you are experiencing or if you are using the ppa. I think the graphics card is a likely suspect.
    I installed using only official repositories, I didn't use any ppa.

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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by molgrum View Post
    I have the same problem but with a Radeon HD 5770 card. I have tried both proprietary and free drivers, and both 3D and 2D Cinnamon. Unity works fine tho.
    Yeah, Unity works just fine... but Cinnamon will crash.

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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    I have always used the PPA with no problems. Albeit I am on 12.04
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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by renato3 View Post
    Yeah, Unity works just fine... but Cinnamon will crash.
    I do have the same Problem here with cinnamon from the ubuntu repositories on ubuntu 13.10, using a nvidia card. When using gwendal repositories I do have the default-Icons-Problem, but apart from that it seems to work (does anybody know how to fix the "only-default-icons"-Problem?)

    BTW: is this already reported as a bug?

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    Re: Cinnamon freezes in Ubuntu 13.10

    I was having this problem on two different machines.

    I was using the theme Void. When I switched to a simpler theme the problem went away.

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