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: email@example.com 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