[Solved] Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

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[Solved] Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby paperclip on Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:35 pm

Hello,

I am new to Linux today and have already hit a brick wall.

After updating my Nvidia drivers to the latest version which was recomended on CInammon 17 for my GT540m my computer kept freezing and required hard reboots.
So I looked around and I was told I should go back down the older 304 versions. This solved my problem for a few hours. But now I am stuck in fallback mode and I read that it is probably my Nvidia drivers that are causing this but I can not access anything that will let me rollback.

How can I fix my drivers? All I can open is fireffox and software manager through the Welcome screen and my computer through my desktop.

I can't open the driver settings menu :(
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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby Spearmint2 on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:50 pm

have you tried ?

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nvidia-settings
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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby WharfRat on Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:51 pm

Can you open a terminal :?:

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sudo driver-manager&
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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby paperclip on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:42 am

Spearmint2 wrote:have you tried ?

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nvidia-settings


Nvidia settings didn't allow to roll back the drivers.

WharfRat wrote:Can you open a terminal :?:

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sudo driver-manager&


This worked. But I need to be sure that I selected the right driver.

I have a GT540m like the guy in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=108782

However when I type inxi -Gx in terminal I get:
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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.15.1 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GT 540M/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 (2.1.2 NVIDIA 331.38) Direct Rendering: No


I am currently running xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
nvidia-331 freezes my display and nvidia-304 was giving me fallback problems.

I want to be sure I set up Mint properly before continuing.

Edit: I believe I am not using my i5 2410m's sandybridge graphics which would be better for my laptops battery life since I won't be needing my gt540m on linux, correct?
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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby WharfRat on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:33 am

paperclip

Refer to this post to use setupyour intel graphics viewtopic.php?f=90&t=176270

In your case you will have to purge the nvidia graphics driver and remove /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

Also change the bus id and resolution appropriately in the block that creates 10-monitor.conf.
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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby Spearmint2 on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:57 am

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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby paperclip on Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:34 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:http://www.nvidia.com/content/DriverDownload-March2009/confirmation.php?url=/XFree86/Linux-x86/340.32/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-340.32.run&lang=us&type=geforcem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Opt ... ux_support

You can try Bumblebee, but it's for latest devices. In the Package Manager.

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverRe ... 7524/en-us


Thanks for your quick reply again.

I have run
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     cat >> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf  << "EOF"
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier             "Monitor0"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
        Identifier             "Device0"
        BusID                  "PCI:0:2:0"
        Driver                 "intel"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
        Identifier             "Screen0"
        Device                 "Device0"
        Monitor                "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth           24
        SubSection             "Display"
            Depth              24
            Modes              "1366x768_60.00"
        EndSubSection
    EndSection
    EOF


And now my inxi -Gx shows this:

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Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 540M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.Org: 1.15.1 driver: intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.0 Direct Rendering: Yes


So I believe I no longer need Bumblebee as I do not need it to ever switch to the GT540m.
I am dual booting and when I am going to be gaming I will be switching to WIndows 7.

So does this mean the job is done now?
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Re: Updated Nvidia drivers and now stuck in fallback

Postby WharfRat on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:38 pm

If it's working now I guess you're OK :wink:
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