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richlion2
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Latest Nvidia breaks Cinnamon !

Post by richlion2 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:44 am

Hello,

the most recent updates have broken my Cinnamon causing it to crash :!: . The most likely cause is the Nvidia graphics driver. The problem is Cinnamon launches only in crash mode, so you cannot start any program. I however managed to press Alt+F2, this allowed me to run the Driver manager by typing:
/usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/driver-manager

You can also try launching the console, right-click on the desktop and use Open In Terminal.

You will be asked to supply the admin password, then you can unpick the Nvidia driver and use the generic , see attachment, after the reboot the Cinnamon seems OK.
snapshot1.png
I hope this helps some of you.

Rich

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