[SOLVED by reinstalling] Driver manager has disappeared

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[SOLVED by reinstalling] Driver manager has disappeared

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Driver manager has disappeared. I tried to find it under, rightclick start menu -configure - administration. But its not there either. I did restore system configuration. its still missing. i'm running mint 18.2. gksu driver-manager returns nothing. where did it go? how do i get it back?
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Re: Driver manager has disappeared

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What tells

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whereis driver-manager

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Re: Driver manager has disappeared

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Thanks for the reply. Turns out something bad was happening to my installation. I reboot and linux didn't load. so i reinstalled it. problem solved... :?

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Turns out something bad was happening to my installation.
For my (our?) information: how was that bad induced; by you or by something/someone from the outside? For the moment just curious (but extremely so)!

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yeah by me but im not exactly sure how. I was trying to disable x server to update nvidia drivers. I'm not an expert user so i was copying terminal commands from then internet... :(

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THX for the information. Fpr your comfort: from experience I know you are not the only one to meet such a mishap!

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WHat llikely happened was that you installed something that was incompatible with your system (eg. the nvidia drivers). And in the process it removed the things it was incompatible with. In your case, large parts of your OS that you definitely need.

If you're installing software in Linux, unless you're building from source the system will tell you if installing something will do something like this. It always does this, and you need to actually read that stuff.

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What were the terminal commands you were copy-pasting from the net? They may have done as yet unseen damage.
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thanks, I don't know exactly what I did and will never know. I have reinstalled linux and now have access to the driver manager. I will be updating my nvidia drivers from there from now on.

thanks for the help.

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Re: [SOLVED by reinstalling] Driver manager has disappeared

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most likely you just inadvertently removed the mintdrivers ( not driver-manager) package and just reinstall that package and not the whole system .... it's a shame

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sudo apt install --reinstall mintdrivers
driver-manager package don't exist

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mint@mint ~ $ apt-cache policy mintdrivers
mintdrivers:
  Installato: 1.3.5
  Candidato:  1.3.5
  Tabella versione:
 *** 1.3.5 500
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com sonya/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://packages.linuxmint.com sonya/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
mint@mint ~ $ apt-cache policy driver-manager
N: Impossibile trovare il pacchetto driver-manager

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