Fix slow GUI, sluggish interface with Mint Cinnamon

 

If you have been using your system heavily, with multiple workspaces, various applications that are not entirely memory efficient, these combined factors can lead to your interface feeling sluggish.

In order to resolve this issue without having to restart the entire system issue this command in a terminal windows to restart mind and preserve your workspaces and windows.

pkill -HUP -f "cinnamon --replace"

 

References:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/143838/how-do-i-restart-cinnamon-from-the-tty

 

Install basic ubuntu desktop on server

Either one of these will do the trick

 

sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lubuntu-desktop