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I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and cinnamon stops working. When I load cinnamon it only displays a slow responding cursor over a black screen. And the desktop never loads.

So (for getting access to my desktop) I purged cinnamon and did this :

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s unity

and when it didnt work I tried this

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ 
unity --reset-icons &disown

And it restored unity.

Now When I install cinnamon it again runs into same old problem of - dark screen with only a cursor. What do I do for getting cinnamon?

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