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#1 2014-04-14 22:29:13

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Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

I did a -Syu, saw the new Cinnamon.  I then proceeded to snapshot my btrfs root vol, and went ahead with the upgrade.  Rebooted, no desktop, just a gray screen with the pointer.  I then booted off my install media, and mv'ed my snapshot back to replace my /
Unfortunately, that still somehow didn't fix it, which makes me think a conf is borked in my home dir (not in the snapshot).  Nothing in the system journal.

Any ideas?

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#2 2014-04-14 22:30:38

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

I know that a whole load of Cinnamon settings are being overwritten/ignored completely with this last upgrade.


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#3 2014-04-14 22:31:08

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

just for fun, I mv'ed .config/ to .config.old/ and .local/ to .local.old/ and restarted mdm > same issue.

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#4 2014-04-14 22:38:30

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

the snapshot thing was erroneous, I accidentally moved my snapshot inside of my root volume.  That's fixed, and resolved the problem with snapshots.  However, I'm sure that if I -Syu again, the Cinnamon issue is going to happen again.  Any ideas from the forum?

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#5 2014-04-14 22:38:46

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

I'm going to wait until these two are updated before I start reporting bugs, purely because it may just be that not all the updates have been pushed at the same time.


Claire is fine.
Problems? I have dysgraphia, so clear and concise please.
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#6 2014-04-14 22:40:18

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

clfarron4 wrote:

I'm going to wait until these two are updated before I start reporting bugs, purely because it may just be that not all the updates have been pushed at the same time.

I didn't look carefully, so didn't realize settings-daemon wasn't updated yet... my bad probably and I agree with you.

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#7 2014-04-15 22:15:22

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

So, even with the updated cinnamon-settings-daemon and cinnamon-control-center, I still can't get to a desktop with the cinnamon update.  I'm having the same issue: gray screen and nothing in the system journal.  Any ideas?

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#8 2014-04-16 08:26:58

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

Same problem here with nvidia.

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#9 2014-04-16 11:04:36

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

na12 wrote:

Same problem here with nvidia.

If I start X with startx, I can get to the desktop, but the icons are all weird sizes (DPI settings maybe?).  I'm curious if anyone else is running dual monitor, or if there's anything else that might be in common?

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#10 2014-04-16 12:15:57

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

So, I added the following to pacman.conf -

IgnorePkg   = cinnamon* muffin* nemo*

and this is the list of packages I allowed to upgrade -

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 infinality-bundle is up to date
 infinality-bundle-multilib is up to date
 Foreign packages: / 29 / 29

==> Package upgrade only (new release):
core/libsystemd                 212-2      2 -> 3
core/systemd                    212-2      2 -> 3
core/logrotate                  3.8.7-1    1 -> 3
core/mlocate                    0.26-1     1 -> 3
core/shadow                     4.1.5.1-7  7 -> 9
core/systemd-sysvcompat         212-2      2 -> 3
extra/mesa                      10.1.0-4   4 -> 5
extra/pango                     1.36.3-1   1 -> 2
extra/clutter-gst               2.0.10-1   1 -> 2
extra/gthumb                    3.2.7-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-en-US         4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-common        4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-base          4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-calc          4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-draw          4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-gnome         4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-impress       4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-math          4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/libreoffice-writer        4.2.3-1    1 -> 2
extra/pkgstats                  2.3-3      3 -> 5
extra/polkit                    0.112-1    1 -> 2

==> Software upgrade (new version) :
core/glib2                      2.38.2-1   -> 2.40.0-1
core/device-mapper              2.02.105-2 -> 2.02.106-1
core/iproute2                   3.12.0-1   -> 3.14.0-1
core/linux                      3.14-4     -> 3.14.1-1
core/lvm2                       2.02.105-2 -> 2.02.106-1
core/man-db                     2.6.6-1    -> 2.6.7.1-1
extra/at-spi2-core              2.10.2-1   -> 2.12.0-1
extra/atk                       2.10.0-1   -> 2.12.0-1
extra/at-spi2-atk               2.10.2-1   -> 2.12.0-1
extra/gobject-introspection     1.38.0-1   -> 1.40.0-1
extra/gdk-pixbuf2               2.30.6-1   -> 2.30.7-1
extra/cogl                      1.16.2-1   -> 1.18.0-1
extra/json-glib                 0.16.2-1   -> 1.0.0-1
extra/clutter                   1.16.4-3   -> 1.18.0-1
extra/gtk-update-icon-cache     2.24.22-1  -> 2.24.23-1
extra/libcups                   1.7.1-4    -> 1.7.2-1
extra/gtk3                      3.10.7-1   -> 3.12.1-1
extra/clutter-gtk               1.4.4-4    -> 1.5.2-1
extra/cups                      1.7.1-4    -> 1.7.2-1
extra/dconf                     0.18.0-1   -> 0.20.0-1
extra/gnome-icon-theme-symbolic 3.10.1-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gnome-icon-theme          3.10.0-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/libsecret                 0.16-2     -> 0.18-1
extra/gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.10.1-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/evince                    3.10.3-1   -> 3.12.1-1
extra/file-roller               3.10.2.1-1 -> 3.12.1-1
extra/fontsproto                2.1.2-1    -> 2.1.3-1
extra/gcr                       3.10.1-3   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gtksourceview3            3.10.2-1   -> 3.12.1-1
extra/libpeas                   1.9.0-2    -> 1.10.0-1
extra/pygobject-devel           3.10.2-2   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/python-gobject            3.10.2-2   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gedit                     3.10.4-2   -> 3.12.1-1
extra/gnutls                    3.2.13-1   -> 3.3.0-1
extra/glib-networking           2.38.2-1   -> 2.40.1-1
extra/gnome-common              3.10.0-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gnome-keyring             3.10.1-2   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gnome-screenshot          3.10.1-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gnome-themes-standard     3.10.0-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/libsoup                   2.44.2-1   -> 2.46.0-1
extra/xorg-server-common        1.15.0-5   -> 1.15.1-1
extra/xorg-server               1.15.0-5   -> 1.15.1-1
extra/nvidia-utils              334.21-7   -> 337.12-1
extra/nvidia-libgl              334.21-7   -> 337.12-1
extra/webkitgtk                 2.2.5-2    -> 2.4.0-1
extra/gtk2                      2.24.22-1  -> 2.24.23-1
extra/gucharmap                 3.10.1-1   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/gvfs                      1.18.3-3   -> 1.20.1-2
extra/libplist                  1.10-1     -> 1.11-1
extra/libimobiledevice          1.1.5-2    -> 1.1.6-1
extra/gvfs-afc                  1.18.3-3   -> 1.20.1-2
extra/gvfs-mtp                  1.18.3-3   -> 1.20.1-2
extra/gvfs-smb                  1.18.3-3   -> 1.20.1-2
extra/lcms2                     2.5-2      -> 2.6-1
extra/imagemagick               6.8.8.9-1  -> 6.8.9.0-1
extra/js                        17.0.0-1   -> 24.2.0-1
extra/libgee                    0.12.0-1   -> 0.14.0-1
extra/libgnome-keyring          3.10.1-2   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/libtracker-sparql         0.16.4-1   -> 1.0.0-2
extra/nvidia                    334.21-4   -> 337.12-1
extra/python2-gobject           3.10.2-2   -> 3.12.0-1
extra/python2-atspi             2.10.0-2   -> 2.12.0-1
extra/upower                    0.9.23-2   -> 0.99.0-2
extra/usbmuxd                   1.0.8-2    -> 1.0.9-1
extra/vte-common                0.34.9-1   -> 0.36.0-1
extra/vte3                      0.34.9-1   -> 0.36.0-1
extra/webkitgtk2                2.2.5-2    -> 2.4.0-1
extra/xproto                    7.0.25-1   -> 7.0.26-1
community/cjs                   2.0.0-1    -> 2.2.0-1
community/python2-pillow        2.3.1-2    -> 2.4.0-1
multilib/lib32-pcre             8.34-1     -> 8.35-1
multilib/lib32-glib2            2.38.2-1   -> 2.40.0-1
multilib/lib32-nvidia-utils     334.21-5   -> 337.12-1
multilib/lib32-nvidia-libgl     334.21-5   -> 337.12-1
aur/jdk7                        7.51-2     -> 7.55-1

==> New package :
extra/libinput                  0.1.0-1    (required by clutter)
extra/libusbmuxd                1.0.9-1    (required by libimobiledevice)
extra/js17                      17.0.0-1   (required by polkit)

and I still had the same issue with the gray screen after login.

Last edited by madscience (2014-04-16 15:02:33)

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#11 2014-04-16 12:22:53

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

Same here with nVidia/Optimus setup. Something odd for me, though. If wait a minute or so and click (left and/or right) on the desktop, the background will come up. I will get a right-click menu when I right-click after that. One option there is "Open Terminal". If I click it, a terminal will flicker on the screen, then disappear. BUT...If I move my mouse over where that terminal "flickered", the cursor changes to an I-Bar (the text cursor). Clicking and typing a command -- like "poweroff" actually WORKS. Odd, huh? Does this happen for anyone else?


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#12 2014-04-17 02:19:17

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

I was getitng the grey screen aswell, but it was not cinnamon the problem. The problem was the mdm-display-manager. I switched to sddm, and I can login with out any issues.

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#13 2014-04-17 12:53:42

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

I am using SDDM already, FWIW.


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#14 2014-04-17 12:58:37

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

I've been trying a few things.

bug report is here: https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/39899

(just noticed the login attempts on my ssh server... cripes)

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#15 2014-04-17 13:02:12

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

bug report went nowhere, because MDM is not supported. sad

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#16 2014-04-17 13:02:45

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

mrunion wrote:

I am using SDDM already, FWIW.

Could you please add/update that bug report, since sddm is supported?

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#17 2014-04-17 13:07:35

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Re: Gray screen after login - Cinnamon 2.2/Nvidia 334

Added an issue to upstream: https://github.com/linuxmint/mdm/issues/87

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