Resetting Video Install

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mperkel
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Resetting Video Install

Post by mperkel » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:53 pm

I copied a Linux Mint Mate system from my desktop to my laptop. The desktop was nvidia but the laptop was ati. So I get an error loading xwindows.

Although it won't boot up into the gui, I can run "lightdm" from the command line and it works. And if I boot off the install cd it also works.

So what I'd like to do is run something that reconfigures the system the way it would be if I installed it on that hardware in the first place.

Is there something I can run to do that? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Reseting Video Install

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:18 pm

Since the xorg error is likely only the first of many errors you'll get I'd just do a clean reinstall.

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Re: Reseting Video Install

Post by mperkel » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:43 am

I need a better solution than do a clean install.

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Re: Reseting Video Install

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:07 am

Good luck.

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Re: Resetting Video Install

Post by Jim Hauser » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:51 am

The Nvidia drivers were probably copied to the ATI machine causing problems. You might try selecting xserver-xorg-video-nouveau in your driver manager on the Nvidia machine prior to "copying" to the ATI machine.

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