Kenneth1 wrote:My original post was on for quite some time and no one responded.
Where is this post? Facebook? Not the right place to post for technical help.
Yes some developers do get paid by donations to the linux foundation of which I am a donor, so I have license to complain.
None of the Mint developers or those helping in this forum are paid by the Linux foundation, so give them a break.
If you want professional support try Ubuntu as they offer paid support from as little as $150 a year.
I don't like Ubuntu. In fact my dislike for Ubuntu is why I advocate that we consolidate on LMDE and abandon mint based on Ubuntu. I think we should make a clean break. I think if we consolidated on LMDE, and all resources were devoted to LMDE, LMDE would be superior to Ubuntu...by a long shot. WIth the exception of incompatible package being installed without my knowledge, LMDE is better (imo) than regular mint and compared to Ubuntu, it's like comparing Ferrari to a Ford Pinto.
Again..due to some change which I believed to be safe my Nvidia driver is incompatible. I would very much like to uninstall the old one, but unfortunately what happens is whenever I try to install or uninstall any program I get the following prompt:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
So I do what's recommended and I get this:
────────────────┤ Configuring nvidia-installer-cleanup ├──────────────────┐
│ The nvidia-installer program was found on this system. This is probably │
│ left over from an earlier installation of the non-free NVIDIA graphics │
│ driver, installed using the NVIDIA *.run file directly. This │
│ installation is incompatible with the Debian packages. To install the │
│ Debian packages safely, it is therefore necessary to undo the changes │
│ performed by nvidia-installer. │
│ Run "nvidia-installer --uninstall"? │
│ <Yes> <No> │
I pick yes
Then I get this:
Setting up nvidia-installer-cleanup (20141201+1) ...
WARNING: The '--no-runlevel-check' option is deprecated: nvidia-installer will
ignore this option.
Welcome to the NVIDIA Software Installer for Unix/Linux
Detected 8 CPUs online; setting concurrency level to 8.
If you plan to no longer use the NVIDIA driver, you should make sure that no X
screens are configured to use the NVIDIA X driver in your X configuration file.
If you used nvidia-xconfig to configure X, it may have created a backup of your
original configuration. Would you like to run `nvidia-xconfig
--restore-original-backup` to attempt restoration of the original X
[default: (N)o]: y
Regardless of what I pick, terminal hangs forever...so my computer i stuck. I can't install a program nor can I uninstall a program. I assume that if I could actually remove the offending driver then reinstall it...it might fix my steam problem...but I can't even uninstall. Now what?