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Nvidia installation issues

Post by edepicier » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:57 am

Really hoping for some help. My system is almost unusable after trying to update Nvidia drivers.

I am trying to follow the instructions here but keep consistently getting this error message:

Failed to fetch https://linuxmintpkg.efemef.ovh/pool/up ... _amd64.deb SSL: certificate subject name (efemef.ovh) does not match target host name 'linuxmintpkg.efemef.ovh'

Any ideas how to solve this problem?



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Re: Nvidia installation issues

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:23 am

I tried that link and got a ton of Chrome security warnings. So I'd avoid that. Don't use blogs for getting drivers, they're not secure (some are good but go to the original host site).

Did you try the Mint Driver Manager? That's the most reliable way. As dumb as this sounds to a Windows user, in Linux going to the mfr's site for drivers is usually a BAD idea. The drivers there are often not the right versions and buggy.

Also post some more system details, always. Copy/paste this to the terminal and coptypaste the text output here:

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[code]inxi -Fxz

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Re: Nvidia installation issues

Post by trytip » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:17 am

why are you not installing from Driver Manager?

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Re: Nvidia installation issues

Post by edepicier » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:05 pm

thanks, that error message is from the driver manager. however, i managed to sort that particular problem by resetting the software sources list main repository.

however, now i keep getting the "cinnamon just crashed you are currently running in fallback mode".

keep getting this message even after having run the new updates.

Any ideas? from some googling it seems that cinnamon does not like the new nvidia drivers...

output from inxi -Fxz:

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System:    Host: je-lx-mnt Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   System: ASUS product: All Series
           Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X99-A II v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 1401 date: 11/08/2016
CPU:       Hexa core Intel Core i7-6800K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 15360 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 40781
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1199 MHz 2: 1199 MHz 3: 1502 MHz 4: 2073 MHz 5: 1550 MHz 6: 1200 MHz
           7: 1247 MHz 8: 1570 MHz 9: 1200 MHz 10: 1424 MHz 11: 1687 MHz 12: 1199 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA Device 1b06 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1b06 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.130 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 2x NVIDIA Device 10ef driver: snd_hda_intelsnd_hda_intel bus-ID: 02:00.1
           Card-2 Intel C610/X99 series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-3 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 driver: USB Audio usb-ID: 005-002
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I218-V driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f000 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2000.4GB (7.7% used) ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST2000DM001 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 17G (94%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5
           ID-2: /home size: 153G used: 70G (49%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 64.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p7
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:36C 0.1:36C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 262 Uptime: 8:26 Memory: 1000.2/32085.8MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 

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Re: Nvidia installation issues

Post by jredwards » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:26 pm

For the sake of clarity and future posterity efemef.ovh is one of the Linux mint French mirrors, so clearly this needs to be sorted at their end. Even using a recommended update method like driver manager will result in the initial issue I posted about until they sort their site. Changing to the US (main) repository in software sources rectified the update issue.

The above issue re cinnamon crashing remains however.

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