NVidia 390.48 video driver killing Cinnamon Tara

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NVidia 390.48 video driver killing Cinnamon Tara

Post by shwell » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:12 am

Hello

I have a 3930k, 32GB RAM, SSD, NVidia 1050 Ti.

When using the 390.48 driver the Cinnamon process can occupy 70+ percent of the CPU. This happens every 3 seconds and locks the system for half a second or so. Below are two Top screenshots, the 1st showing Cinnamon with the NVidia driver loaded, the second with the xserver driver. Any thoughts?
TOP Dump - NVidia 390.48 loaded.png
TOP Dump - NVidia 390.48 loaded.png
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TOP Dump - xorg loaded.png

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Re: NVidia 390.48 video driver killing Cinnamon Tara

Post by shwell » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:15 am

Sorry, here is Top with the Xorg video driver
TOP Dump - xorg loaded.png

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Re: NVidia 390.48 video driver killing Cinnamon Tara

Post by justtrying » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:25 am

Same here under Xfce mint 19 with the same driver , but only when playing a game like borderlands or overload.

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Re: NVidia 390.48 video driver killing Cinnamon Tara

Post by Alpha_sh » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:01 pm

try running nvidias installer for the 390.67 version
first download the version from nvidia's website, put it somewhere, and make it executable
now log out, press ctrl+alt+f1 to enter terminal mode, and then log in from the terminal. type

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sudo service lightdm stop
to stop the display manager, and then run the installer
that should install nvidia's newer driver which may or may not fix the bug
after the installer is finished, reboot your computer with

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sudo reboot
OS: Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200
GPU: Overclocked Geforce GTX 1050 Ti ASUS STRIX OC edition
Motherboard: MSI B350 Tomahawk
RAM: HyperX fury DDR4-2400 4GBx2
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