[SOLVED] LMDE boot hangs after NVIDIA Vulkan 450.66-1

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THN2000
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[SOLVED] LMDE boot hangs after NVIDIA Vulkan 450.66-1

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Hi

I got offered today to update my nvidia drivers to the version in this post's subject. During install I got an error message, see attachment. I clicked OK and finished the install without apparent problems.

After reboot I got some FAILED messages flying by on the console which I couldn't read quickly enough. The boot stops a little later when still in text mode with a blinking cursor before starting the graphical desktop. I still have access to /var/log from another partition and can provide any needed information.

Please advise, thank you.

Best regards

T.
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Re: LMDE boot hangs after NVIDIA Vulkan 450.66-1

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I appologize, it seems I am duplicating this post in Newbie and this one in Installation.

However, if I can provide any additional info, I'll be happy to do so.

T.
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Re: LMDE boot hangs after NVIDIA Vulkan 450.66-1

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Picking up on the reco to blacklist any further updates on nvidia drivers (after the 440.100 version):

When being offered an update of nvidia (like 450.xxx) in the mintUpdate manager...

1) right click on the proposed nvidia driver update and select the second option in the menu ("never consider upgrades for this package")
s1.jpg
2) verify in settings => negativ list that the driver is added here to the list.
s2.jpg
The update manager should now show a check symbol and no further updates should be proposed.

T.
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Re: [SOLVED] LMDE boot hangs after NVIDIA Vulkan 450.66-1

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How did you fix the black screen issue or the boot hang, as you call it?
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Re: [SOLVED] LMDE boot hangs after NVIDIA Vulkan 450.66-1

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I am using timeshift :wink:

If you don't have a usable snapshot to restore to, I'm basically out of ideas, sorry.

If you can still manage to boot to a usable console (maybe with <ALT-Fn>), you should probably try to block the driver update in mintUpdate from the console with something like

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gsettings set com.linuxmint.updates blacklisted-packages "['nvidia-graphics-drivers']"
or directly in apt (see here). And then perform

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sudo apt-get upgrade
or look here.

The problem is that the upgrade consists of all the following packages:
s3.jpg

So I don't have the exact commands and sequence to type.

T.
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