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nvidia proprietary driver issue
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:38:02 pm »
After installing Peppermint 9 I installed the most resent proprietary nvidia driver for my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. I get one or two good boots into my desktop. At some point when I log into to my account i get to a black screen with a mouse pointer. the session never finishes loading. I can get to a tty session and shut down. I've tried three re installs and my iso passes its checksum. I have no problems with 16 based and 17 based Ubuntu systems. Also no problem with arch based systems. Does any one have any suggestions? Do I need to wait for Peppermint 9 to mature a little. I will miss my pep!

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 11:18:23 pm »
Hi kopyguy, welcome to Peppermint. According to Ask Ubuntu you should be able to install the correct driver for your video card by running
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sudo apt install nvidia-(driver-number)
. If it still doesn't work, you'll have to wait for a heavy hitter to help you check some stuff out. Good Luck.

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 11:45:39 pm »
Thanks for the response alynur.  I had the driver installed. i installed with

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sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
nvidia-driver-390 (390.48-0ubuntu3) is installed

i created the config file with

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# sudo  nvidia-xconfig

i then added configurations to the nvidia-xconfig file with

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sudo nvidia-settings

It seems that the lightdm greeter is not running properly. I'm basically a google warier noob. i'm not afraid to tinker under the hood.

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 01:27:29 am »
Hi kopyguy,

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 01:29:39 am »
Hi kopyguy,

I am having a similar problem with nVidia. When you get to a non working screen

Can you try Ctrl+ Alt +F2 and then right after Ctrl+Alt + F7 (don't wait for anything to happen just one after the other)

Does this get you back to a working desktop ?

Regards Zeb...

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 06:42:34 am »
Thank you Zeb

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I am having a similar problem with nVidia. When you get to a non working screen

Can you try Ctrl+ Alt +F2 and then right after Ctrl+Alt + F7 (don't wait for anything to happen just one after the other)

Does this get you back to a working desktop ?

Regards Zeb...

I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7. This did give me a working desktop! Any thoughts as to what the problem is?

Steve




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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 06:55:07 am »
Thank you Zeb

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I am having a similar problem with nVidia. When you get to a non working screen

Can you try Ctrl+ Alt +F2 and then right after Ctrl+Alt + F7 (don't wait for anything to happen just one after the other)

Does this get you back to a working desktop ?

Regards Zeb...

I tried Ctrl+Alt+F2 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7. This did give me a working desktop! Any thoughts as to what the problem is?

Steve

We are currently working on a solution.  We should have a nVidia card soon to try and work out exactly what is happening.   For the moment just continue to use this method until we can report back.

Sorry it's not ideal.

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Re: nvidia proprietary driver issue
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 07:01:31 am »
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We are currently working on a solution.  We should have a nVidia card soon to try and work out exactly what is happening.   For the moment just continue to use this method until we can report back.

Sorry it's not ideal.

Regards Zeb...

Will do. Thank you Zeb.

Steve