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#1 2017-06-25 01:02:54

spinlock
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Registered: 2016-11-30
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Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

Cinnamon 3.2.7 recently became available in ascii/main:

$ sudo apt-get install cinnamon

After installation it needs to be configured to use ConsoleKit rather than logind for a few things, otherwise cinnamon-session will crash frequently with no warnings or errors.

Using dconf_editor:

$ sudo apt-get install dconf_editor

Make these changes to the following keys:

org.cinnamon.desktop.session.session-manager-uses-logind = false
org.cinnamon.desktop.session.settings-daemon-uses-logind = false
org.cinnamon.desktop.session.screensaver-uses-logind = false

I did this from within a running cinnamon session, then logged out and back in again. I haven't been using it for long enough to say how stable it is otherwise, but it seems to be working well.

I found 'Shutdown applet' via the 'Available applets (online)' window, in the panel options:

https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/49

to add suspend and hibernate buttons to the panel, which works great.

Last edited by spinlock (2017-06-25 15:08:43)

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#2 2017-06-25 13:04:05

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

Not much response in this thread, but I think this is going to make a lot of people happy. Thanks!

Edit: I can confirm that it works. I had some trouble with dconf-editor - the middle value would not change. Problem was that I was in xfce with a clearlooks-phenix theme, and the checkbox at the bottom of the window was missing. The other two values did change. Then I repeated it in cinnamon and was able to save the change.

I didn't add the applet, so I don't have suspend and hibernate, but log out, reboot and shutdown are there.

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#3 2017-06-25 15:18:11

spinlock
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

A command line alternative to dconf_editor:

$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session session-manager-uses-logind false
$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session settings-daemon-uses-logind false
$ gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session screensaver-uses-logind false

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#4 2017-06-29 16:43:00

AntoFox
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

I am very happy big_smile

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#5 2017-07-01 16:43:19

spinlock
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

It seems as though cinnamon-session (even the latest github version) still has support for older UPower versions.

From the debian source package, in cinnamon-session-3.2.0/configure.ac:

PKG_CHECK_MODULES(UPOWER, upower-glib < 0.99.0, have_old_upower=yes, have_old_upower=no)
AS_IF([test x$have_old_upower = xyes], [
  AC_DEFINE([HAVE_OLD_UPOWER], [1], [Define if we have an older upower])
])
AM_CONDITIONAL(HAVE_OLD_UPOWER, test x$have_old_upower = xyes)

From looking at cinnamon-session-3.2.0/cinnamon-session/csm-consolekit.c, it would appear that just recompiling the package under devuan (with libupower-glib-dev installed) ought to enable the suspend/hibernate options in the shutdown menu (haven't tried it though).

Last edited by spinlock (2017-07-01 17:31:03)

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#6 2017-07-01 20:50:50

greenjeans
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

So is this only in Ascii?


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#7 2017-07-02 13:52:39

spinlock
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

greenjeans wrote:

So is this only in Ascii?

I believe jessie has cinnamon 2.2 in the repo, but it depends on libpam-systemd in some way.

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#8 2017-10-03 20:38:16

rek769
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Registered: 2017-10-03
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

Greetings fellow systemd lovers!

Seriously though, I have been running Devuan for a few weeks and decided that I wanted to streamline my system by keeping only one DE.  I decided to keep Cinnamon so I re-installed Devuan without XFCE (or any DE), re-upgraded to ascii and tried to install Cinnamon as detailed above.  I finally got it to load but only in software rendering mode.  I had it working fine prior (when Devuan was installed normally with XFCE).  Seems there is something included in XFCE that cinnamon needs but I'm clueless...any thoughts?

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#9 2017-10-03 22:28:47

spinlock
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

rek769 wrote:

...  I finally got it to load but only in software rendering mode.  I had it working fine prior (when Devuan was installed normally with XFCE).  Seems there is something included in XFCE that cinnamon needs but I'm clueless...any thoughts?

Can you run glxgears?

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#10 2017-10-04 00:36:50

rek769
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Re: Cinnamon on Devuan ascii

Nope...could not run glxgears.  So, I installed lightdm and logged into my session via lightdm.  Now posting from my cinnamon session...all seems to be running normally.  Thanks for the clue!

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