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Mint 11 annoyances.

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Edward78, 4 Sep 2012.

  1. Edward78

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    So raely it will just freeze or when watching a vid. the screen will go black (like powersaving, but a button press will not bring it back). Will a new kernel cure this, I have 2.6.38 (I think) now? No compiling I want is through the package tool.
     
  2. PermaBanned

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    Hmm, can't say i've heard of this before. Is it a whole system crash or just X? Can you press ctrl+alt+f1 to take you to a terminal?
     
  3. Edward78

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    Next time I will see.
     
  4. quackers

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    sounds like graphic driver problems, is it a desktop or laptop? Any other cards to try?
     
  5. Edward78

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    No other cards & desktop, I never installed the driver. It is still the Linux default one. Oh and ctrl+alt+f1 didn't really work, it just made the sound stop playing. The only Nvidia app, on sys. is Nvidia-common.
     
  6. masterluke

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    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
     
  7. Edward78

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    X crashing with the generic driver is odd, but if the company driver will fix it ok.
     
  8. masterluke

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    I'm not going to promise it will fix it but its the first thing I'd try.
     
  9. Edward78

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    Ok installed, should I worry about this?

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  10. masterluke

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    I think thats nothing to do with the driver install. It just means that there was a previous problem with installing the flash plugin.

    Try..

    sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer
    sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-nonfree
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
    sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree

    You will need to reboot to load up the nvidia driver. Try running nvidia-settings to make sure its using the nvidia driver.

    Is your original issue resolved?
     
  11. Edward78

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    It won't even go into Gnome now, the lastvthing it says is Stopping boot-time encrypted devices. I have no encryption on the sys at all & when I load a previews version, it is just a few lines on the top of the screen. 5:00 PM I went to graphic failsafe & removed the Nvidia stuff & now I get enabling binary executable support binfnt (that isn't exactley it) but failsafe brings gnome up. Fixed, when I uninstalled the Nvidia driver it left my config messed up, so I just set it back to how it was.
     
    Last edited: 8 Sep 2012
  12. Niju Rosu

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    Mint 13 LTS has been out a few months now, is there any particular reason you are still using 11?