usbtux wrote:Try installing LM Cinnamon - not the LMDE one unless you really want the debian one.
I've been using Debian for most of my life with Linux, it seems like a good idea to stick with the Debian one.
To fix what happened in my OP, i first reinstalled everything because it was FUBAR. Then i installed nvidia-detect, then nvidia-glx (based on what the detect told me).
So far everything seems to be working aside from Cinnamon freezing every so often which requires a restart. Hopefully the next time it happens, i'll be able to take down some more notes aside from just "xkbcomp" and "non-fatal".
Oh and a slightly unrelated question, does anyone know why the audio in VLC starts a few seconds after the video loads? It makes the audio out of sync with everything i watch. EDIT: FIXED, changing the audio output in VLC to ALSA fixed the delay i was getting.