I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04, from 12.04 (via 12.10) where I had been using Cinnamon 1.8.
Post-upgrade I have tried unsuccessfully to re-install Cinnamon.
I have tried:
From the 13.04 repo's but 'nothing' happens when I select Cinnamon from the logon menu (by 'nothing' I mean I get a blank screen and there are errors in syslog implying cinnamon isn't starting correctly)
From the developer's stable ppa : this is currently cinnamon 2.02 but the install fails with unmet dependencies:
The following packages have unmet dependencies. cinnamon : Depends: libcogl-pango0 (>= 1.7.4) but it is not installable Depends: libcogl9 (>= 1.9.6) but it is not installable
From the .deb packages at the developer's ppa specific for 13.04 but these produce many unmet dependencies (as expected I guess)
My thoughts are that the 13.04 repo's having 1.7.4 of Cinnamon in means that my 1.8 configuration is (somehow) making it fail to start. But I don't see why the installation from the developer's stable repo should fail with unmet dependencies.
Has anyone else met, and solved this?
(I've really tried to get on with Unity, but can't)