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  1. #1
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    dnf system upgrade and cinnamon

    I upgraded from Fedora 24 to 26 using "dnf system-upgrade ..."
    This seemed to work fine but only later I found a problem.

    I was using Cinnamon for my display manager and everything seemed fine.

    BUT a couple months later, I added a new user and found that
    a) switch user did not work
    b) the new user had Cinnamon set for a DM, but got gnome

    Turns out I was running gdm, but should have been running lightdm - here was the fix - run as root (or add sudo in front of commands):
    dnf install lightdm slick-greeter
    dnf groupinstall 'Cinnamon Desktop'
    systemctl disable gdm
    systemctl enable lightdm
    reboot

  2. #2
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    Re: dnf system upgrade and cinnamon

    Quote Originally Posted by rholme
    dnf install lightdm slick-greeter
    dnf groupinstall 'Cinnamon Desktop'
    systemctl disable gdm
    systemctl enable lightdm
    reboot
    You shouldn't have to reboot, just a "systemctl stop gdm; systemctl start lightdm".

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