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  #271  
Old 14th February 2012, 03:45 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Is there a way to make Cinnamon the default session at the login screen instead of GNOME, or make it default system wide (even for accounts with a uid under 1000)?
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Old 14th February 2012, 09:17 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

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Is there a way to make Cinnamon the default session at the login screen instead of GNOME, or make it default system wide (even for accounts with a uid under 1000)?
I would like to know this also. Googled around but didn't find an answer...
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Old 14th February 2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

The available session types are determined by files in the directory:
/usr/share/xsessions
On my system, this contained:
cinnamon.desktop
gnome.desktop
XBMC.desktop
In ancient times, the default session for a user was stored in a file:
/var/lib/AccountsService/users/<yourUserName>
Mine contained:
[User]
Language=
XSession=gnome
I changed it to read
...
XSession=cinnamon
That didn't work. The next time I logged in, I still has to switch from gnome to cinnamon.
I also tried some alternative spelling, such as "Cinnamon".

Next, I removed the file:
/usr/share/xsessions/gnome.desktop
That still didn't work: The default session was now XBMC!
Not alphabetical: The code must read "Anything but cinnamon"

So I removed the file:
/usr/share/xsessions/XBMC.desktop
That left only the cinnamon.desktop file.
At the next login, there was no session pulldown menu at all.
When I completed the login, I was in a cinnamon session.

Rather an extreme solution, but it works.

There must be some other configuration file involved, but I don't know
where or how it works. It would seem better to me if a users's last session
choice was stored in the file:
/var/lib/AccountService/users/<yourUserName>
But it's not and the contents of that file seem to be ignored by Gnome3.
Perhaps that's a bug?

Perhaps other posters will have more insight...
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Old 14th February 2012, 10:26 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

You could try to add the following under the [daemon] section in /etc/gdm/custom.conf:
Code:
[daemon]
DefaultSession=cinnamon.desktop
I can't guarantee that it will work, but that is the way gdm 2 worked according to http://projects.gnome.org/gdm/docs/2...iguration.html
I haven't tested it on my system, because I don't have the issue. I'm automatically logged into whatever the last session was that I used.
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Old 15th February 2012, 05:12 AM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

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You could try to add the following under the [daemon] section in /etc/gdm/custom.conf:
Code:
[daemon]
DefaultSession=cinnamon.desktop
It didn't work for me.
And I had previously noticed that other changes I'd made to custom.conf
stopped working (such as autologin) when I switched to Cinnamon.

Looking though the package, I found this file:
/usr/share/cinnamon/js/gdm/loginDialog.js
I'm not sure I understand what's going on in there, but it appears that
cinnamon creates it's own login dialog, obtaining the session name choices
from GdmGreeter. But I don't see where it mentions or makes any default
selection.
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Old 15th February 2012, 04:47 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Mine just defaults to whatever I logged in to last.
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Old 15th February 2012, 06:50 PM
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Mine just defaults to whatever I logged in to last.
Mine too

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Old 15th February 2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

That is what always happens, but how to make Cinnamon default the first time, that is the question, so that Cinnamon is default even for livecd/dvd installs.
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Old 17th February 2012, 03:40 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Repo updated to latest versions

cinnamon = 1.3.0
- Major changes are everything on the panels are now applets
muffin = 1.0.1


applets position is configurable now using dconf-editor or drag&drop.
After updating you will need to tweak the applets positions.
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Old 17th February 2012, 06:06 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Today's update has made my panel appear to stick about 150px past the left edge of my screen (or it is cut off) and the power applet now shows a battery icon with an X on it. I have reloaded Cinnamon and rebooted since setting up the panel anew with the applets. If I attempt to drag an applet to a new position, it turns the other applets that I drag over solid white or moves those applets off screen.

Anyone else having issues like this?
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Old 17th February 2012, 06:12 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

I'm using this string with classic layout


Code:
['panel1:left:0:menu@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:left:1:panel-launchers@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:right:21:keyboard@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:right:31:bluetooth@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:right:51:sound@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:right:61:network@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:right:71:calendar@cinnamon.org', 'panel2:left:0:show-desktop@cinnamon.org', 'panel2:left:01:window-list@cinnamon.org', 'panel2:right:4:workspace-switcher@cinnamon.org', 'panel2:right:5:trash@cinnamon.org', 'panel1:center:0:systray@cinnamon.org']
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Old 17th February 2012, 06:49 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Thanks leigh, I was able to get it set up properly using dconf-editor. The option for 'enabled-applets' did not appear in dconf-editor until I changed 'Window theme' to 'ClearlooksClassic' via 'Cinnamon Settings'>'Themes'>'Other settings'
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Old 17th February 2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Quote:
Originally Posted by leigh123linux View Post
Repo updated to latest versions

cinnamon = 1.3.0
- Major changes are everything on the panels are now applets
muffin = 1.0.1


applets position is configurable now using dconf-editor or drag&drop.
After updating you will need to tweak the applets positions.
Hi Leigh

So, my weather and gmail-notification extensions have disappeared with the update. Where to from here with these?

Thanks
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Old 17th February 2012, 10:14 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

Thanks for the update Leigh! I have a problem with the power applet, it shows that the laptop is not plugged in when really it is.

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Old 17th February 2012, 10:16 PM
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Re: Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

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Hi Leigh

So, my weather and gmail-notification extensions have disappeared with the update. Where to from here with these?

Thanks

Bump the version in the metadata.json files

Code:
[root@main_pc leigh]# cat /usr/share/cinnamon/extensions/weather@cinnamon.org/metadata.json 
{
 "uuid": "weather@cinnamon.org",
 "name": "Weather applet",
 "description": "A weather applet for the panel",
 "cinnamon-version": [ "1.1.3", "1.2.0" , "1.3.0" ],
 "localedir": "/usr/share/locale",
 "url": "https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-extensions"
}
[root@main_pc leigh]#
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