Mint 17 Nvidia GE8400 GS

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Mint 17 Nvidia GE8400 GS

Postby londrioca on Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:18 pm

Booted Cinnamon from live DVD, required Compatibility mode, got message "Running in software rendering mode", changed graphics driver from xserver-xorg-video-nouveau to nvidia-304 & installed Mint.

Reboot froze at message
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ModemManager [1409]: <warn> Could not acquire the 'org.freedesktop.ModemManager1' service name


Rebooted again & got error message
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error: no such device: 19e21e91-7bef-47c3-85d7-dc97a5df0dd8.
Entering rescue mode....
grub rescue>


Have tried suggestions from
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=122257
http://linuxmint.com/rel_qiana_cinnamon.php
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/842

Also tried Boot Repair, & get black screen with a couple of coloured lines.

Any further suggestions welcome.
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Re: Mint 17 Nvidia GE8400 GS

Postby kkruecke on Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:34 pm

I had the same problem after installing LM 17 on my laptop with an Nvidia GT 650M grapics card. I already have Windows 7 installed and after I installed LM 17 in the freespace (after using GParted to designate as ext4 logical partition and a linux-swap partition).

I'm no expert, but this is what I did when I encountered the same problem:

1. From the grub boot menu, I started in recovery mode
2. When I got to the recovery mode menu (with the choices of: resume, clean, dpkg, fsck, grub, network, root and system recovery), I chose "network", hit enter and then replied "Yes" . This enabled networking.
3. Then from the same recovery mode menu, I next chose "root", and from the command line did the following series of commands:
$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude full-upgrade
Once that was finished--and it takes a long time--I did:
$ sudo aptitude install nvidia-331 --with-recommends
Once that finished, I did
$ sudo remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-all
Then I did
$ sudo update-grub
(Later I realized that "sudo update-grub" is actually one of the recovery mode options, the "grub" option; but, whatever, I did it from the command line).
4. $ sudo shutdown now
5. Powered laptop back on, chose Linux Mint 17, and it booted normally. The black screen problem was gone.
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Re: Mint 17 Nvidia GE8400 GS

Postby kkruecke on Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:37 pm

Also found this suggested solution on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCWLAZy3gfQ
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Re: Mint 17 Nvidia GE8400 GS

Postby londrioca on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:41 am

Tried everything but all I ever got were error messages, even tried MATE & xfce versions, in the end gave up (I've spent hours on this) and installed a non-NVidia card. Obviously a serious bug that should be resolved in future Mint 17 updates.
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