I'm on Linux Mint 17. I can't open ma session. An error message appear with:

initctl: Unable to connect to upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused
mdm[1448]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_free: assertion 'key_file ! NULL failed

And as it happens, I download source file of glib today using aptitude.

aptitude download libglib2.0-dev //Don't remember exactly the command I type

I needed to overwrite the existing glib by the one I downloaded for a specific project. So I install using:

 - ./configure
 - ./make
 - ./make install

So now the one I download overwrite the one which was install by default. However I can't get into my session anymore. So I think it's a problem about compatibility or something else...

So does anyone can explain me how can I overwrite the glib I install by the default one ? Or simply explain me how can I get into my session.

Thanks :)


It appears that cinnamon on your system got hosed somehow. Same thing happened to me. Follow the instructions from this post to fix it:

xsession-errors on linux mint 17.2. No solutions found from similar questions


sudo apt-get install cinnamon
sudo reboot

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