Recently Cinnamon crashed. And I can no longer:

  • Change settings of network manager
  • Mount any external disks (except by sudo mount ... on command line)
  • Shutdown (only can log out)
  • Click "unlock" on any system setting for admin options

I renamed my home folder, deleted myself, created a new user, moved my data from my backup home directory(except dotfolders and dotfiles like .config, .dmrc, .pulse, .gconf, .gnome2 ...) and re logged in. This way, I got my privileges back. After a while, Cinnamon crashed again and I have the same problem. And the following does not work:

  • Login from text terminal.
  • $ rm -rf .config/ .dbus/ .gconf/ .gnome2 .gnome2_private/ .linuxmint/ .local/ .pki/
  • reboot

And I still do not have my privileges. How are the GUI side of privileges handled and how can I get them back? Probably some configuration file is missing or has the wrong permissions.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.