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Cinnamon XServer crash after drivers de nvidia install

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:02 am
by pedromt

I have Linux Mint 19 installed on a PC with an nVidia video card. After installing the nvidia drivers, it started to fail. Just a few seconds after loading and displaying cinnamon, the screen begins to blink and everything freezes. This linux, notice that it was not completely updated.

As soon as it finishes loading, before it freezes, I can access a console by pressing CTRL + ALT + Fn.

I was able to enter recovery mode, and I was able to uninstall the nvidia drivers with the command:

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apt-get remove nvidia-*
apt-get purge
Then try to enter, and press CTRL + ALT + F2, uninstall cinnamon and xorg and reinstall them, but the problem persists. Continuing to fail ...

more info:

I try with the boot parameters "nomodeset xforcevesa" and even so it continues to fail.

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ubuntu-drivers devices

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== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0b.0/0000:02:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00000849sv00001458sd0000D000bc03sc00i00
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
model    : C77 [GeForce 8200]
driver   : nvidia-340 - distro non-free recommended
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin
Apparently, it's still configured with the nvidia drivers ...

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inxi -Fxznr

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System:    Host: linuxpt Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Console: tty 5
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: Gigabyte model: M85M-US2H serial: N/A BIOS: Award v: F7 date: 09/16/2009
CPU:       Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (-MCP-) arch: K8 rev.F+ cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 7200
           clock speeds: max: 2100 MHz 1: 1800 MHz 2: 1800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C77 [GeForce 8200] bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: 1.19.6 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           tty size: 160x64 Advanced Data: N/A for root out of X
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP72XE/MCP72P/MCP78U/MCP78S High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:07.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: NVIDIA MCP77 Ethernet driver: forcedeth port: d800 bus-ID: 00:0a.0
           IF: enp0s10 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1016.1GB (21.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB temp: 30C
           ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Mass size: 15.9GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 8.3G (22%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-2: /home size: 83G used: 12G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 23.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/danielrichter2007-grub-customizer-bionic.list
           deb bionic main
           deb-src bionic main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/deluge-team-ppa-bionic.list
           deb bionic main
           deb-src bionic main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb tara main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
           deb bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb bionic partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list
           deb stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
Info:      Processes: 206 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 977.6/3692.4MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 
I clarify ... I am interested in solving the problem with the graphic interface, I am NOT INTERESTED that the nVidia drivers work. With what are the generic ones that I had before this problem is enough! Actually probe install nVidia drivers to see if I allowed to choose other screen resolutions, but this is not essential.

Thank you so much!

Re: Cinnamon XServer crash after drivers de nvidia install

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:41 pm
by pedromt
here the solution: