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Odd cinnamon problem...


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So after throwing together a RAID0 and putting arch linux on it, thought I'd give cinnamon a go...

So I installed it and some extras...

Now I've got a number of problems with it which I don't have on my arch linux laptop install;

1) I can't logout or shutdown, clicking the icons for either closes the menu but nothing happens or pops up. Tried running cinnamon directly from a console but no errors are printed to stdout about it, any idea on that one?

2) The background and desktop keep vanishing randomly, sometimes for no reason at all, other times like just now when I tried muting that ****ing wet drip terminal sound (after deleting the files and still hearing it) and it opened gnome settings NOT cinnamin settings. Nautilius is NOT installed so the problem on the arch linux wiki page doesn't apply.

3) How do you integrate gnome-screensaver with cinnamon? Its also acting like #1 even though it is installed correctly.

4) Nemo is broken, for example, the interface looks horrid like it's missing some theme files and I can't get the damn location bar to appear via the menu or using ctrl+l, it does nothing and doesn't come up! Nautilius is NOT installed so the problem on the arch linux wiki page doesn't apply.

5) My inputs are all american, I've set everything to use UK via locale, vconsole, adding setxkb in /etc/profile and even using the gnome settings - it still won't change in cinnamon!

(I've also got fluxbox installed, if I load up fluxbox then I can exit from fluxbox fine, keyboard layout is completely UK english, etc)

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated... I'm really surprised how good cinnamon was on my laptop... To how much a waste of time it was even installing it on my desktop :/

Completely ignore this all, whoever edited the wiki and PKGBUILD need to have their heads smashed together, wiki page says it includes gnome-menus2 as a dependancy by itself - it doesn't. It's got gnome-menus3 as a dependancy, planks!

OK one problem, well, two...

Firstly how the heck do you change the window title colours or themes? Having the whole window and menu one colour is awful.

And how do you make the system recognise the bottom panel if you've got a top and bottom panel, firefox correctly doesn't place itself over the top one but it goes off the bottom with the bottom panel over it so I can't see the status bar :s

And final question, how does one get rid of american english? I added the workspace switcher applet and in the top right corner the language applet just appeared and it's allowing me to select between UK english and US english - I go to region settings and there is no US english shown on any of the tabs - I don't want bloody US english damnit.

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So after throwing together a RAID0 and putting arch linux on it, thought I'd give cinnamon a go...

So I installed it and some extras...

Now I've got a number of problems with it which I don't have on my arch linux laptop install;

1) I can't logout or shutdown, clicking the icons for either closes the menu but nothing happens or pops up. Tried running cinnamon directly from a console but no errors are printed to stdout about it, any idea on that one?

2) The background and desktop keep vanishing randomly, sometimes for no reason at all, other times like just now when I tried muting that ****ing wet drip terminal sound (after deleting the files and still hearing it) and it opened gnome settings NOT cinnamin settings. Nautilius is NOT installed so the problem on the arch linux wiki page doesn't apply.

3) How do you integrate gnome-screensaver with cinnamon? Its also acting like #1 even though it is installed correctly.

4) Nemo is broken, for example, the interface looks horrid like it's missing some theme files and I can't get the damn location bar to appear via the menu or using ctrl+l, it does nothing and doesn't come up! Nautilius is NOT installed so the problem on the arch linux wiki page doesn't apply.

5) My inputs are all american, I've set everything to use UK via locale, vconsole, adding setxkb in /etc/profile and even using the gnome settings - it still won't change in cinnamon!

(I've also got fluxbox installed, if I load up fluxbox then I can exit from fluxbox fine, keyboard layout is completely UK english, etc)

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated... I'm really surprised how good cinnamon was on my laptop... To how much a waste of time it was even installing it on my desktop :/

Completely ignore this all, whoever edited the wiki and PKGBUILD need to have their heads smashed together, wiki page says it includes gnome-menus2 as a dependancy by itself - it doesn't. It's got gnome-menus3 as a dependancy, planks!

OK one problem, well, two...

Firstly how the heck do you change the window title colours or themes? Having the whole window and menu one colour is awful.

And how do you make the system recognise the bottom panel if you've got a top and bottom panel, firefox correctly doesn't place itself over the top one but it goes off the bottom with the bottom panel over it so I can't see the status bar :s

And final question, how does one get rid of american english? I added the workspace switcher applet and in the top right corner the language applet just appeared and it's allowing me to select between UK english and US english - I go to region settings and there is no US english shown on any of the tabs - I don't want bloody US english damnit.

Not sure about 2 of them, but the Window Theme is the GTK Theme. You can change it in cinnamon, or with gnome-tweak-tool. I am using Adawita-X Dark for my theme

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how many people looked at this thinking it was an actual cinnamon problem - like an allergy ::raises hand::

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Alright nice set it to use the deloran dark theme using gnome-tweak-tool and fixed... Installed from AUR and it works, hah, think I downloaded the 3.4 version earlier *hits head*

And the problem with firefox ignoring the bottom bar... Appears to be a bug with the delorean theme then, I switched back to the cinnamon default and it doesn't go over the bar but back to delorean and it does, bah!

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...you have got to be joking me, no alt+tab support whilst dragging?

What the hell kind of joke is this!

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how many people looked at this thinking it was an actual cinnamon problem - like an allergy ::raises hand::

I would be more likely to do the reverse: look at a thread about an actual cinnamon problem assuming it was about the desktop environment. Maybe I spend too much time around technology...

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