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freeze
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nvidia gives cinnamon trouble

Post by freeze » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:01 am

Hi,

yesterday I did a new install of mint 13 64-bit.
I installed the latest nvidia drivers following these instructions: http://www.unixmen.com/nvidia-driver-29 ... ch-gentoo/
Support for my nvidia 8300gs should be alright with this driver version 295.59. After installation however it messed up my cinnamon. When I reboot I only get to the Gnome classic/fallback desktop.
Anybody with similar trouble or a solution? I've been waiting with installing because rumor said nvidia was updating their drivers to be compatible again with the latest xorg. Version 295.59 should have fixesd this...

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Re: nvidia gives cinnamon trouble

Post by kc1di » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:13 am

Sorry your having problems. I don't have the answer for you. I installed the same driver from the same source and it works fine with my graphics card.
but mine is not the same series as yours.
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Re: nvidia gives cinnamon trouble

Post by freeze » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:49 am

I'm guessing there is some issue with the 3d acceleration which is needed to run Cinnamon. Anybody else with the same issue, solutions,...

If it wouldn't work out, how can I switch back to the default Nouveau driver?

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Re: nvidia gives cinnamon trouble

Post by kc1di » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:15 am

freeze wrote:I'm guessing there is some issue with the 3d acceleration which is needed to run Cinnamon. Anybody else with the same issue, solutions,...

If it wouldn't work out, how can I switch back to the default Nouveau driver?
you can uninstall the Nvidia driver by doing the following in a terminal

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sudo apt-get purge nvidia
That should re install the open source driver.

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