Bug 1575231 - dnf group install "Cinnamon Desktop" does not produce usable Cinnamon DE
Summary: dnf group install "Cinnamon Desktop" does not produce usable Cinnamon DE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cinnamon
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alternative GTK desktop environments
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-05 10:07 UTC by Paul DeStefano
Modified: 2018-05-05 10:23 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-05-05 10:19:13 UTC
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Description Paul DeStefano 2018-05-05 10:07:41 UTC
Description of problem:
I use Xfce.  I wanted to test moving to Cinnamon DE, so I tried it on my Fedora Xfce VM using

dnf group install "Cinnamon Desktop"

But, it looks like Cinnamon is very broken.  Is this supposed to work like I did it?

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Actual results:
Immediately on login, you get dialog box with "Cinnamon crashed. You are running in fallback mode."

Also, when selecting "software rendering" at login screen, many "apps" fail to start on login and cannot be started.

Comment 2 leigh scott 2018-05-05 10:23:47 UTC
This should be fixed by running updates.

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