Little rusty in Linux and since yesterday new to Mint.
Have tried to installed both Cinnamon and MATE with same result and followed all procedures I've found with same result, Nvidia drivers can not be installed. (spent so far over 8h with this one problem, not counting the reinstall of Mint). Some background.
Mint Qiana 17 Cinnamon / MATE 32-bit.
Nvidia drivers 173.14.39
System: Host: jessica-desktop Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana
Machine: Mobo: Abit model: IC7/IC7-G(Intel i875P-ICH5) version: 1.0 Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 11/18/2003
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-HT-) cache: 512 KB flags: (sse sse2) bmips: 4810.85
Clock Speeds: 1: 2405.425 MHz 2: 2405.425 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA NV31 [GeForce FX 5600] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.org: 1.15.1 drivers: (unloaded: vesa) FAILED: fbdev,nouveau tty size: 112x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio: Card: Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: d800 dc00 bus-ID: 00:1f.5
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-24-generic
Network: Card: Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000 ver: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 02:01.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 123.5GB (4.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: HDS722512VLAT20 size: 123.5GB
Partition: ID: / size: 113G used: 4.7G (5%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.02GB (2%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 151 Uptime: 30 min Memory: 411.0/1001.9MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
end of Log file:
[ 158.176191] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[ 158.176201] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[ 158.201403] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or
required key missing - tainting kernel
[ 158.202028] nvidia: Unknown symbol acpi_os_wait_events_complete (err 0)
Short desacription of last attempt:
installed Nvidia drivers and hence created the blacklist file
purge (not sure if it says nouveau1a or nouveaula so I've tried both)
The things I'm concerned about is that I do not seem to be able to shut down x even if it says so, most of the stuff I've seen concerns old Mint and/or old drivers and Ubuntu 14 does seem to have the same problem.
Ubuntu 12 and Putty Precise 5.7.1 does not.
And one more thing: MATE does work with X while Cinnamon and Ubuntu 14 does not (have to edit grub). I need the graphic driver though.
Hope this is not to much.. Haven't really worked with Linux/Unix since Solaris 8