When changing to the Nvidia 3.75 Driver, through the manager and restarting, I'd received a nice little message about Cinnamon Crashing and an update of "mode." I tried to restart Cinnamon through the dialogue box but it just loops and doesn't fix the problem.

What can I do about this? Google isn't turning over anything up to date for me, on this problem.

I'm running Linux Mint 18.1

If any more information is needed, please ask me. Thanks!

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I managed to fix my issue by adding a ppa from here https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

In that site there are two lines to add to the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

and then:

sudo apt-get update

The purpose of the above was to add a history of drivers for Nvidia up to the most current 381 (at present). I hadn't realized that a lot of content was controlled via PPA's. Finally, I added this line into the terminal (substituting the value from an outdated forum answer for current version) and followed the prompts:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-381 nvidia-prime 

After a brief reset, I'm able to use my Nvidia Driver as normal. The screen is fancier and games will now run up to the limits of my GPU.

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