Mint Cinnamon 18 crashes - going to fallback mode

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Mint Cinnamon 18 crashes - going to fallback mode

Post by Ineedhelpplease » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:13 am

I just recently (around Nov 4th) updated Mint 18 which included an update to Nvidia driver C61 Gforce 7025) nForce 630a1. Now, every time I boot/restart Mint 18 Cinnamon, it crashes to fallback mode. The graphics on my computer in on the motherboard. I am uisng kernel 4.4.0-45. This is the result of running "uname -a"
Linux mint18cinn-desktop 4.4.0-45-generic #66-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 19 14:12:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Apparently, the current Cinnamon is not compatible with the latest update(s). I can use the "xserver-xorg-video-nouveau (open source) version 1:1.0.12-1build2". But, then I might run into instability problem(s) regarding video. How do I restore Cinnamon using the latest Nvidia update or, how do I revert back to the last version of Nvidia?

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Re: Mint Cinnamon 18 crashes - going to fallback mode

Post by Atypical User » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:27 am

You could try the Driver Manager. It should have Nvidia choices as well as the nouveau driver. The older Nvidia driver should work fine if it worked fine before the update.

There are a few threads about this issue in the Hardware Support/Graphics Cards & Monitors and the Desktop & Windows Managers sections. You might find a solution there.
Linux Mint 18.2 x86_64, Cinnamon 3.4.6 on kernel 4.10

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