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A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby br_shadow » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:03 pm

Hello, a newbie here,

I have installed linux mint 15 cinammon on an relatively old Acer aspire 5920.

I have installed and tried all the possible drivers the OS gives me but none works. It simply tells me "cinnamon just crashed. Your are currently running in Fallback mode".

Give me a list of commands to type so you can see the info and help me.

THanks

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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby nomko » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:41 pm

Okay, let's first check whether your driver's are loaded or not.
Type the following comand in a terminal and place the oputput here:

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inxi -G

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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby br_shadow » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:00 pm

Thanks for replying so fast, linux community is really growing rapidly.

Here you go

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Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G84M [GeForce 8600M GT]
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev) FAILED: nvidia,vesa,nouveau Resolution: 1024x768@61.0hz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A


I would like to remind you tried all the options for the drivers ( not only the recommended that i use right now) and nothing worked, they produce the same problem.

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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby Mark Phelps » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:51 am

It looks like it forceabily unloaded the Nvidia video drivers -- not good.

Not an Nvidia user, so this advice may not work, but I had serious video problems with my AMD chipset when I tried to install Mint 15 and solved them by going into the boot parms and adding "xforcevesa". I also tried "nomodeset" and while that worked, it forced a low res on me and would not properly recognize the displays.

Good Luck

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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby br_shadow » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:31 pm

I still have this problem, I have not tried the solution you have proposed me because I do not want to lessen the quality or the performance. Could please some suggest another solution ?

Thank you very much

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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby br_shadow » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:56 pm

And moreover, If I finally decide to add nomodeset and xforcevesa where do I exactly write them in this screen ?

EDIT: I added the commands but they appear to do nothing.
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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby nomko » Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:56 am

Can you do execute the following terminal commands:

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sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

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sudo nvidia-xconfig

Reboot and check with

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inxi -G

if the nvidia driver still unloads.

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Re: A easy Graphics problem for you pros

Postby br_shadow » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:24 am

I followed your instructions but the problem still persists.

Here is the command you told me to write

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diamantis@diamantis-Aspire-5920G ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G84M [GeForce 8600M GT]
           X.Org: 1.13.3 drivers: vesa,nouveau (unloaded: fbdev) FAILED: nvidia Resolution: 800x600@0.0hz
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A


Moreover now the resolution is 800x600 ! Help !


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