Linux mint mate 19 update caused grub infinite loop - nvidia driver

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Linux mint mate 19 update caused grub infinite loop - nvidia driver

Post by hgoody22 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:48 am

I have been having a lot of problems install linux on my new machine as it comes with a Nvidia MX150 geforce driver. I installed linux mint mate 19 and this seemed to hold and do the trick by adding "nomodeset" to the grub file.

However, I then ran an update and now whenever I try to select linux mint (dual booted with windows 10) from the grub menu the screen goes black for a minute then shows the grub menu again.

When I go on advanced options and select the .20 version the system loads just fine.

I am sure that this is again a problem with the nvidia driver, and so I was wondering whether there is a solution to either rollback the update or if anyone could let me know how to make the updated system work?

The results of "inxi Fxz" are:

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System:    Host: HG88 Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Laptop 13-ah0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: HP model: 8482 v: 69.28 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Insyde v: F.13 date: 06/07/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 51.0 Wh 97.1% condition: 52.6/52.6 Wh (100%)
           model: 333-1C-52-A KC04053XL status: Charging
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-8550U (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Kaby Lake rev.10 cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 15936
           clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 866 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 801 MHz
           4: 800 MHz 5: 800 MHz 6: 800 MHz 7: 800 MHz 8: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA Device 1d12 bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: nvidia,fbdev,nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@77.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: N/A version: N/A Direct Render: N/A
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 512.1GB (6.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: SK_hynix_BC501_HFM512GDJTNG size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 212G used: 29G (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.5C mobo: 44.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 210 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 835.7/15783.3MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56 

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Re: Linux mint mate 19 update caused grub infinite loop - nvidia driver

Post by caracal478 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:33 am

welll if it's really the nvidia driver you can do what i've been doing.

sudo apt-get purge *nvidia*

the nvidia drivers and chipsets are a plague...i wonder if radeon is any better...

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