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The release was announced on Segfault: http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/10/cinnamon-2-0-released/
Would this happen to fix the ATI/AMD driver issue you and I have discussed in the past? I really want to use Cinnamon, but so far I can’t.
I’m curious – what ATI / AMD issue? I’m running a Quad Core 965 and a Radeon 5670 Ultimate and I haven’t seen any showstoppers…
When running Cinnamon and using the proprietary ATI/AMD driver for the Radeon HD 4200 in my laptop, graphic-heavy programs (mostly games) cause intense flickering, which quickly alternates between what should be on the screen, previously drawn screens, and garbage. It makes the games unplayable, and anything else really annoying. It also slows the system down to a very low FPS and the laptop gets dangerously hot.
This doesn’t happen with the open source drivers, but then I loose features and speed.
This doesn’t happen with any other DE, including Gnome 3 itself. It’s only with Cinnamon.
Clem got his hands on a system with the same card and confirmed the problem, but didn’t know what would cause it, other than there being some sort of exception included in ATI’s drivers so that they work with Gnome 3/Mutter, but don’t recognize Cinnamon/Muffin. Or something like that.
It forces me to use Mate or other DE’s. But I’d really love to use Cinnamon.
I recently rebuilt my system and consequently put in the new ATI proprietary drivers (we’re talking two eeeks ago). A very annoying bug that prevented me from taking screenshots is gone. I owuld hit PrntScrn and get a screen capture of what my screen looked like ten minutes previously or just a blank screen. The new drivers give me a current screen capture. That indicates to me a buffer issue (I think). Perhaps the new drivers will similarly cure your issues?
Because my card is considered “legacy”, there are no new drivers for me. 13.1 from back in January are the newest drivers they offer for my hardware on their site.
Also, when will it hit the Mint 13 LTS repo?
Install open drivers for ati/amd they are good for gaming
Fantastic and congratulations!
Enormous amounts of hard work put in by you and your team to combat the lack of an extensible architecture on the part of the GNOME dev team (I’m being very kind and trust me, it’s hard). It’s hugely appreciated.
That being said, I have three questions:
1) Will add-ons like Tobias Quinn’s gnome-mouse-wheel-zoom still wotrk?
2) Will the backport for Mint 13 clean up and remove all the old GNOME crap and settings that are no longer needed?
3) Will there be a new CD for Mint 13 like there will be for the Debian version?
I want to say THANKS for your work to all contributors of Cinnamon!
When I use Cinnamon , I have feeling that this DE is made to satisfy my needs, unlike Gnome.
Good luck to you , guys!
Thank you very much! I can not imagine Linux desktop without Cinnamon – the last usable desktop.
Great work! Thank you a lot for your effort! Just a minor thing: the build is failed in ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable for ubuntu precise. I’m looking forward to update.
What do you mean? I updated and cinnamoon won’t run anymore (crashing). Just wait for a repo update?
Working now, but don’t know the cause (reinstall, reset, switched to gnome3 and back ..)
The same was happening to me this morning, on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits, then I did a “sudo apt-get clean” to remove the cached packages, reinstalled, and now it starts, but all the icons are missing in the panel and menu, and are replaced with a gray one looking a bit like a terminal… now fiddling with themes in the hopes I can get them back.
There are many other packages in cinnamon stable ppa which are failed to build for ubuntu precise, namely: cinnamon-bluetooth – 1.8.2-20131011012103-precise, cinnamon-control-center – 2.0.2-20131011013606-precise, nemo – 2.0.0-20131011010006-precise, nemo-preview – 2.0.0-20131011023603-precise. Could someone rebuild them?
I had a crashing issue also after installing cinnamon on ubuntu 13.1. on boot it would crash then revert to gnome fallback. I found it was a problem with applets, actually calandar applets I had installed. When I removed them from /home/user/.local/share/cinnamon/applets ; the crashing stopped. When I replaced them it started again. Now it is working fine and it is awesome
Broken for me too on precise
Ah, one more thing, non Gnome apps are looking out of place, e.g., Google Chrome is not following the theme settings. It used to be better integrated in Cinnamon 1.8
The menu applet is not working correctly in my machine (Ubuntu Raring 64 bits)
1 (very minor) – When I click on it, it opens, the search input box has the cursor but it doesn’t blink (can’t swear it blinked before, but since I just noticed after the upgrade I would say it did). This make it feel “frozen”. Typing works ok…
2 (medium, but very annoying) – When I hover the different menu items, they don’t highlight, except for the icons in the favorites…
3 (big one) – The different app sections (Accessories, Administration, etc) don’t work. I click and nothing happens, All Applications keeps selected
Raised the issue on GitHub: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/2454
And I can’t downgrade. All prior versions of Cinnamon for Ubutu 12.04 have been removed from ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
Been running it on Mint15 for a few days, very happy, no issues. Well done.
I’ve tried to read the 2.0 release post you have linked here but the link seems to be broken.
How did you do it?
I added the gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly ppa but it doesn’t update.
sdim, try http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=121425#p672143
Also, if you just want to upgrade to 2.0, you might want to use cinnamon-stable instead of cinnamon-nightly. The nightly version is “unstable” as it updates every night with the latest changes.
I couldn’t get it to work until I did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, and ordinary upgrade didn’t do it. You also need to set a pin-priority in /etc/apt/preferences, e.g, add:
Pin: origin ppa.launchpad.net
otherwise apt-get will take the existing packages.linuxmint.com as having priority.
Why do I get a 404 when trying to read the article at segfault? Weird.
hi Clem ~ I have been truly thrilled using the new MINT releases …thanks so much for all the hard work , both yourself and the wonderful team
> I’m having a bit of a problem registering on the cinnamon-spices blog ( under this user name ) , for some reason as i have not received any follow-up confirmation email after i registered. i wanted to ask you a specific question about your ‘Force-Quit’ applet …namely why it takes up so much width in the panel compared to other applets , is that necessary ?? anywayz , hopefully i will receive a confirmation email for my registration under this name and email so i can ask you about this on the Force Quit applet page on the Cinnamon blog. thanks again for everything ~ cheZ
Hello, I began using GNU/Linux with Lubuntu, then, after upgrading my RAM from 512MB to 2GB, I started using Ubuntu, but it only left me use Unity2d because some incompatibility of my graphic chip (VIA Chrome9), then I intalled Kubuntu, since then I’m a KDE user, but since Kubuntu it sometimes crashes or freezes, so I’m looking for a DE again.
I installed Mint 15 Mate, and some launchers (Docky, AWN, Cairo…) but most of them are abandoned projects and Cairo crashes frecuently due to my graphic card’s partial OGL incompatibility, because of this I have problems with Gnome3 and Cinnamon 1.8.8, Gnome3 doesn’t work at all and Cinnamon enters in “software accelerated mode” and Gnome fallback doesn’t let me use Unity-like panel.
What would you recommend?
Well, I can’t seem to get it to run at all on my hardware. The previous version will run fine, but version 2 (both standard and software rendering versions) crash. Like I said before, I’m not even sure that it’ll work well with my graphics driver, but I’d like to at least give it a try. I’ve tried all the suggestions here and in the other site listed above by Clem. Any other ideas?
Maybe You should try nightly build?
I tried to use stable version under Ubuntu 12.4 but it crashed. Now I’m using nightly and everything is OK.
First off, thanks for this great desktop. Been running 1.8 for a wile on our business desktops and it has run like a champ.
We ran into issues on the 2.0 upgrade though on Ubuntu 12.04. Once the upgrade is in and you reboot the desktop icons are all the default unknown file type. None of the menu items works except for terminal, shutdown and log off. There is a message about session-migration not found in the logs but the desktop is pretty much unusable. Is there a better place to be bring this issue up? Is there a dev or user list some place?
Once again thanks to all those who have and continue to work on this project. First off, thanks for this great desktop. Been running 1.8 for a wile on our businnes desktops and it has run like a champ.
We ran into issue on the 2.0 upgrade though on Ubuntu 12.04. Once the upgade is in and you reboot the desktop icons are all the default unknow file type non of the menu items works except for terminal, shutdown and log off. There is a mesage about session-migration not found in the logs but the desktop is pretty much unusable. Is there a better place to be bringign this issue up? Is there a dev or user list some place?
Once again thanks to all those who have and continue to work on this project.
Thanks! Got a newer version and it runs. Sadly, it still doesn’t like my graphics driver, so I can’t use it anyway.
Linux Mint with Cinnamon is the perfect Linux distro I ever tryed. It’s awesome!
This is Fantastic!
I have been working on some themes and came across a minor issue.
I have been using Looking Glass to inspect elements, but it doesn’t seem to allow me to inpect applets, etc as it doesn’t allow for Event Pass through.
Does anyone know of a way to inspect all cinnamon elements incuding applets? Will it be possible for me to do that with 2.0?
It looks great, i use manjaro with the ATI 4250 and open source drivers.
i had some issues:
1.- 720p with NEMO options does not fit the screen – is bigger – and it cannot be moved part out of the screen
2.- Not geoIP or menu to setup locations at weather widgets
3.- Problems with some themes putting menus at programs without separation between items.
4.- Lack of control variety as any MS WOS or OSX alike buttons / themes
5.- Chrome browser no tintegrated its own buttons, but KWIN themes can change it at KDE or XFCE
6.- No number of desktops setup or at least easy one to find
7.- Lack of applets, one to embed conky or conkys as METRO conky from conky manager would be nice network applet not working at the desktop
Awesome, can’t wait to test it out! Well done to everyone involved
I would love if someone could create a “Torrents Applet” that would work similar to the Torrent lens in Ubuntu.
trying to sign up to this blog ( Cinnamon ) a number of times as i have an issue with an applet and woud like to message an author. so , what am i missing here , and why the problem to register ? the registr function does not work on the blog.
I just love it! good job guys Great
I have just installed LINUX MINT LMDE 201303.
On initial inspection all seemed well.
I decided to download all the software updates.
Over 1300 of them.
On reboot I get the GUI login screen but a when then I am informed that Cinnamon cannot start.
Any help would be appreciated.
VERY UNSTABLE – switch user feature
crashs every time, i daren’t touch it
i’m on ubuntu 12.04 with cinammon 2.0
love cinammon 2 otherwise
How can you be lead developer for Cinnamon……and release manager for Mate? Doesn’t anyone see a conflict of interest here ?
PLEASE make it so you can turn off user switching. it totally crashes the computer in ubuntu, and turning it off in dconf-editor does nothing to cinammon
I Like the “start with dualpane” setting in Nemo…
Thanks for the effort
Like most of you I’m sure I am tired of losing productivity with Windows and have been pointed your way to use cinamon. Currently using SAFE MODE with a three moth old laptop. Already. Been told to download cinamon to a disk and go from there. Any advice on apps, pls? I need Office, Adobe XPro, Video, magazine software, download managers, youtube downloaders, phot edit stuff, antivirus, dragon naturally – type stuff, media players……
I am new to ubuntu, and I want to use this “cinnamon” to make my taskbar to look like in the picture.
I installed cinnamon from Ubuntu Software Center but I can not find where to make settings. Can anyone help me? I use ubuntu 13.10. Thank you
thanks for deletting my comment
I realized that the mouse wheel is inverted with scrool command, ie when we rolled down the screen goes up and when we rolled up the screen falls … This will get as standard?
Eu percebi que a rodinha do mouse está com o comando scrool invertido, ou seja, quando rolamos para baixo a tela sobe e quando rolamos para cima a tela desce… Isso vai ficar como padrão?
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon not instailed. No boot fron DVD or USB flash. Hardware: Intel Pentium, Intel HD Graphics
cinnamon is a nice desktop environment to use.
they add more features to their file manger, with sorting, grouping and other basic stuffs.
i like dolphin file browser the most, that is easy to use.
that’s a suggestion. wish development team can do something about it
Just wanted to say thanks , Ive tried just about every enviro out there and cinnamon met my needs and my expectations. really appreciate all the hard work .
today i received the update for cinnamon 2.0.14 for maya 13 but i have no sound effects. there is the old window with barc, drip etc.
new release jams totally my netbook :
the “fn” function key remains now always “on”
any attempt to reinstall brings always the same result
sudo apt-get purge cinnamon
sudo apt-get install cinnamon
trying to have older version has the server replying “version 1.8.X has not been found”
If I can’t have a trick to reinstall it for tomorow friday, I’ll have to reinstall another Mint version, need my netbook for job!
A GOOD feature in WinXP is the possibility to very simply revert back to a previous state of installation, so if an update or new software fails, you still can _work_ with your computer.
Just changed to 2.0 in Maya without problems
it works very fine and very fast
great work, thank you very much
Just updated to cinnamon 2.0 in Maya. Mostly good, only one glitch unresolved:
* Startup applications no longer run. I’ve checked, and cinnamon-session-properties and gnome-session-properties both open the same applet, and my startup apps are still in there but they dont run. Any ideas?
Hi, how do I disable the window shadow? (it’s not in Appearance->Effects, since “Enable desktop effects” is diabled.
question: Is it possibile to install Cinnamon 2.0 on Debian 7 without other DE? If is yes. How?
I tried to install but Cinnamon doesn’t start at boot
Thanx in advance
Is this where ideas and suggestions for cinammon go?
I use Linux Mint 13 “Maya” LTS Cinnamon (64-bit)
how I can upgrade to Cinnamon 2.0?
I just installed Mint 16 – Cinnamon on 32 bit hardware.
The flickering described in the post above from Mike Freeman
still exist, with the difference that I wasn’t even running an application.
Just trying to open it started this behavior.
At one stage, my desktop started vibrating and then froze
Hard reset needed.
Apart from this quirk, it looks absolutely great.
Thanks and…..good luck
I love cinnamon, but every time I try to install it on ubuntu I get endless headaches. First it doesn’t work out of the dist – ever. So I added the ppa for the latest stable version, updated the repositories and installed 2.0. Now if I select cinnamon when logging in, the icons pop up on the desktop, but nothing else. No status bar, no menus, nuthin!
How do I get this to work??? (Ubuntu 13.10)
First of all: Overall I’m satisfied with Cinnamon. It’s fast and there’s progress. I like the design and it’s ability to configuration. But since a month I’m running into issues with VirtualBox: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/2672 and https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1257730
And untill now there hasn’t been a response. There are at least a dozend threads regarding this issue. Is there a fix coming up? It would be nice if there would raise a devs reaction such as: this is well/not a cinnamon issue. We are working on that/This is a minor issue … etc. Thanks – taidoka
How do I get rid of the window border shadow?
Does possible turn off 3D acceleration to 2D like Mate Desktop Environment and unlike Gnome 3?
Long live to Cinnamon. KDE is very heavy today.
Please, import Triquel Gnu/Linux’s Gnome-Fallback to Cinnamon to run fine in Atom processon and intel on-board videocard.
I use maya and after I update it into cinnamon 2, when screensaver active, both of cinnamon screensaver and gnome screensaver are activated.
After this update, can nautilus and other gnome applications remove from my maya, so it completely cinnamon desktop?
Thanks for your reply, when I use cinnamon 1.8 and I remove nautilus, everytime I open .jpg image and text file using gedit, cinnamon always restarting, and they opened on second try after cinnamon restart. Would it be happen on cinnamon 2? (I’m a common user that have a few knowledge about linux, so when I face a problem like above, I was reinstall all my mint ^_^)
Cinnamon ,,Its A “New”n To Mean Its A Knock Out Compared To Linux Mint 14 ,, Developer Did A Wonderful Job Great Graphics
Rwo Really Annoying Bugs which may be related:
1) If I have zoom active and plug in a USB device, Cinnamon can freeze. This happens more often than not on my Dell Optoiplex 740 with stock video drivers but also happens on my Quad Core with ATI proproetary drivers.
2) If I restart Cinnamon, zoom fails and will not restart without a reboot.
PB asked why I would restart Cinnamon in another thread and my reasons are a) I theme and sometimes the Metacity doesn’t change correctly when I change it, requiring a restart of Cinnamon and 2) if I update an applet or a desklet, a reboot is required depending on the applet or desklet.
In any event, there is / are definitely a bug / bugs seriously impacting the zoom function so please fix.
I found a really wonderflull new Cinnamon-Theme on Gnome-look.org:
This should become the new default Cinnamon-Theme including these new zoncolor-Themes:
There look at the Mint-color gtk-theme and put this together with this Cinnamon-theme and with the matefaenza-icons installable via Synaptic. This looks really like shooting-star!!
This is just a suggestion and I am really interested, what the other users think.
I’m completely unimpressed by all of those themes. They either lack contrast to allow easy viewing of text or screen elements or they have no quick way to distinguish those elements, for example the window control widgets. I find that far too many themes (the majority, in fact) put “art” before substance (read: finctionaliuty) and these themes are typical of that broken mindset.
Sorry – just call me the Interface Nazi.
Or you could get Cinnamon Creator, to help make their own themes? Please.
Will Cinnamon support wayland someday?
Hello, I wanted to know, when is Cinnamon 2.2 coming out?
I have designed a new Numix Light variant which I wanted to upload for others to use. I have registered but find no way of uploading my theme..
Any assistance would be grateful.
I have problems with installing Cinnamon 2.0 Mint 16 on the following system:
I am upgrading my system, but after trying to install Mint Cinnamon 16 64bit on my system. I can not see anything but a few random pixels flashing on the screen, but nothing is visable too do anything. It seems to the screen seems to cycle 2 or 3 times before stopping completely.
990FX Extreme 3 MB
AMD Athlon II x4 630 2.8GHz chip
12 Gb ram DDR3
Radeon HD 6450 PCIe 2.0 1Gb GDDR3 card connected to Acer AL2216W on DVI connector
4 HD – 250 Gb, 750 Gb, 2 Tb, 2Tb booting off one of the 2 Tb all SATA II
DVD+RW SATA II drive
I have installed twice just to make sure that it was done correctly. This was off a DVD that I have checked three times and checked the MD5 checksum also. It has to be done off the compatible setting off the CD to see anything also.
I have also posted this question in the Mint forums but I haven’t received any replies yet.
I am using LM16 Cinnamon and really like it. But, when I am using Nemo 2.0.8 it doesn’t update on it’s own. If I create a new folder I have to collapse the whole left pane tree and then expand it for the folder to show up in the left pane. Also previews for new jpgs etc also don’t load unless I go to a different folder and come back.
This is a thing of beauty, keep up the excellent work. We are grateful to have a satifisfying desktop system to use. Thank you!
Another day, another system freeze-up using Accessibility Zoom.
This is NOT stable.
Cinnamon 1.8 WAS.
OK, where do I log a bug report where it will actually be paid attention to?
Got to always restart Cinnamon to make the notification applet working again, but then Cinnamon loves to crash after hitting the restart button, this is what the terminal gives me:
(cinnamon:18273): St-WARNING **: percentage lengths not currently supported
(cinnamon:18273): St-CRITICAL **: _st_create_shadow_material: assertion ‘src_texture != COGL_INVALID_HANDLE’ failed