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Switching Video driver
« on: December 09, 2019, 04:04:45 pm »
How can I switch to xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-hwe-18.04 and start using that instead of nvidea ?

I am thinking the nvidea driver is the problem for my graphics crashing.

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Re: Switching Video driver
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 04:23:05 pm »
Sry., in case i m wrong;
but when u go to "Alternativ Drivers", there should be the option of NVidia Drivers;
when u select on of them; it will install; and after restart u have the "NVidia"-Settings in "System-Tools"
There u could switch


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Re: Switching Video driver
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 04:44:15 pm »
Open your
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Menu/Settings/Additional DriversThen pick
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xorg xserver--Nouveau (Open Source)What I am not sure on though is whether or not it automatically uninstalls and deletes everything Nvidia related after a reboot. :)
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Re: Switching Video driver
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 01:40:20 am »
What I am not sure on though is whether or not it automatically uninstalls and deletes everything Nvidia related after a reboot. :)

It does not remove/uninstall/delete everything that is Nvidia-related.

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Re: Switching Video driver
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 02:52:22 am »
OK, just posting a status update - I switched back to Linux Mint 19.3 BUT I will not be applying updates to the software - I am thinking that is what got me into trouble .. some errant video code crept into the update and no one knows what it might have been so I will not do the updates anymore ... I will just run it plain jane until I can get a new (or newer) system.  I have three other systems anyways but my main one needs to be stable ><

So, a fond farewell :)   Peppermint OS was nice but not what I was used to and I am a creature of habit ><

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System:    Host: EL1300G Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: MATE 1.22.2 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: eMachines product: EL1300G v: R01-A2 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: eMachines model: WMCP61M serial: N/A BIOS: Phoenix v: R01-A2 date: 04/10/2009
CPU:       Topology: Single Core model: AMD Athlon 2650e bits: 64 type: UP L2 cache: 512 KiB
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 800
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] driver: nouveau v: kernel
           Display: server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV4C v: 2.1 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Device-2: Logitech Headset H390 type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-32-generic
Network:   Device-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet type: network bridge driver: forcedeth
           IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 5.46 TiB used: 1.03 TiB (18.8%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD40PURX-64GVNY0 size: 3.64 TiB
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so, basically the same ...
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 02:56:13 am by Sn33x »
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Re: Switching Video driver
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 03:18:57 am »
Farewell Sn33x

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Re: Switching Video driver
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 05:34:36 am »