i'm running linux mint 18.1 cinnamon. i have changed the primary driver of my nvidia videocard. after the reboot the splash screen is displayed and after the display is off. cinnamon is not starting. while i change to the CLI with ctrl+alt+f1. everything is ok. i have an access to the bash. how can i fix it?CLI

  • Welcome to U&L , can you expand the "i have changed the primary driver of my nvidia videocard" with more details? – GAD3R Jun 15 '17 at 10:39
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    @GAD3R in "driver manager" i changed nouveau to nvidia. and the restarted – mend4x Jun 15 '17 at 10:41

I think you have to run the NVIDIA installer (and also after every kernel update). Get the latest driver for your card from http://www.nvidia.de/Download/index.aspx?lang=en, make the installer executable and run it. The installer is text based and runs fine in your terminal.


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