I have an issue, and I'm unsure if it is a bug or not but here's the skinny:
I updated cinnamon from 1.6.7 to 1.8 (don't get me wrong, I love it BUT!)
Ever since I did the update, Cinnamon has been freezing on me. The mouse moves, but nothing is click-able (so I can't right click the panel > Troubleshoot > restart cinnamon).
--My mindset for this is that the freezing can be tolerable if I can just restart cinnamon without having to continuously restart my computer about four to six times a day.
I can be in Firefox mid-type, mid-scroll, trying to minimize (one time, froze while trying to maximize), and trying to move the window. I opened up Skype, went to login and it froze. Opened up the Menu and it froze. Right clicked the desktop, tried to pick an option and it froze.
I don't know if it is just me or not, but either way, there is a rather annoying issue on my hands. There were glitches in 1.6.7, but it never froze. And I had the ability to right click the panel to restart Cinnamon to fix the issues then.
Linux Mint 13 (cinnamon 1.8)
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 x 2
Graphics: Gallium 0.4 on NV4E
OS type: 32 bit
What I've Done So Far
went into tty2 and typed in
export DISPLAY=:0; cinnamon --replace &
The first response I received was
followed up by
Window manager error: Unable to open X display
(Got the idea from Ubuntu SE and tried all the answers there too, nothing worked. The idea of just hitting 'r' and enter didn't help me restart cinnamon either.)
The last thing I did was completely removed Cinnamon and then reinstalled it:
sudo apt-get --purge remove cinnamon sudo apt-get install cinnamon
I restarted my computer, logged in, 5 minutes later, it froze. (:/ didn't help)
Since I don't think I can fix this, is there a way to "roll-back" to 1.6.7.?