I am using Raspberry Pi 3B (1GB) model with 16GB SD Card. I installed Debian Buster 10 (20210210_raspi_3_buster.img.xz - 64-bit) and it boots correctly to command prompt. Then I
apt installed task-cinnamon-desktop (another time, I
taskseled and selected Cinnamon and Gnome too).
I tried two things, but both are a problem:
- After the GUI install, on booting, it shows login screen, but after I fill in correct credentials, it just gets stuck and does not proceed.
- I did Ctrl+Alt+F1 which opened a command prompt, and did startx. This time it displayed the Desktop, however there was a message "Cinnamon could not find hardware video accelerator and is using software", and I saw the 4 CPU threads running over 90%! I don't know if both issues are related.
I tried to look into /var/log/lightdm/lighdm.log, didn't find anything problematic. I generally looked at the syslog, same there. Another post with same problem, though about Rasbian, talks about
chowning /home/pi, which I don't have since its a Debian.
Where should I be looking?