Cinnamon crashed problem again (SOLVED)

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Cinnamon crashed problem again (SOLVED)

Post by Prsman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi everyone. I just installed a new SSD in my computer and I installed Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64bit. The installation kernel was 4.10.0-38 and this got updated to
4.15.0-30. I then used Driver Manager to install the nvidia driver I need for my card. Its the 340 driver and it worked fine on the old harddrive installation of Mint.
I get the cinnamon has crashed now in fallback mode error message. I read on here that kernel 4.15.0-30 has problems with certain nvidia drivers.
I plan to reboot onto the 4.10 kernel and use driver manager to install the nvidia driver. I changed the boot menu from quiet splash to nomodeset, made no difference. My question is: Can I use the 4.10 kernel if it works or do I have to go to 4.15? Would an earlier version of 4.15 be ok? Thanks

(EDIT) Well it didnt work. Booted onto kernel 4.10 and used driver manager to install the 340 driver. Rebooted onto kernel 4.10 and driver manager says I am on 340 but inxi says nouveau. What to do?


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starsailor@Surfer ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: Surfer Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7  Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M2N-E v: 1.XX
           Bios: Phoenix v: ASUS M2N-E 5001 date: 03/23/2010
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G96 [GeForce 9400 GT]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: NV96 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA MCP55 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000 driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP55 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           IF: enp0s8 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (5.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HP_SSD_S700_Pro size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 6.9G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 184G used: 172M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 6.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0C mobo: 38.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1713 psu: 1033 sys-1: 0 sys-2: 0 sys-3: 0 sys-4: 0
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 559.0/3949.0MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35 
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Re: Cinnamon crashed problem again

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:24 am

Its best to work with the kernel which doesnt give any problems. Whether any kernel will work or not is a case of trying it out. Its difficult to predict
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Cinnamon crashed problem again

Post by javajeff » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:45 am

I always had issues with Cinnamon crashes and bugs, so I gave up and switched to Mate. Mate has never crashed once for me with nvidia drivers installed. Mate is very similar to Cinnamon.

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Re: Cinnamon crashed problem again

Post by Prsman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm

Just to update. This morning Driver Manager offered the latest Nvidia drive for my card. So I installed and rebooted. Cinnamon did not crash but I am still on nouveau driver. I am running kernel 4.15.0-30. I am going to try kernel 4.4.0-131. My hardware is old. BTW, driver manager shows I am on the nvidia driver.

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Re: Cinnamon crashed problem again (SOLVED)

Post by Prsman » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:32 pm

I changed kernels and installed the nvidia driver. I am still running on nouveau, but cinnamon is not crashing. Will mark this as closed. Now I just have to find out why I cant install the the nvidia driver. Thanks for stopping by.

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