Cinnamon crashes after update

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Cinnamon crashes after update

Postby shvman » 2017-07-25 18:28

My desktop machine runs Debian Jessie and uses a Nvidia GTX710 graphics card. After the most recent update, the cinnamon desktop crashes immediately after entering the user ID and PW. I get a message to start cinnamon again, yes or no. Clicking 'yes' shows the desktop briefly after which it crashes again. If I attempt to run cinnamon from a terminal, I get 'Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Segmentation fault'.

As I recall, I installed the Nvidia driver from a script that I found on the Nvidia website. It worked well until now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Cinnamon crashes after update

Postby pendrachken » 2017-07-26 01:09

Either install NVidia drivers from the Debian repositories or learn to recompile the drivers kernel modules after every kernel update.

NVidia drover installation is covered in the debian wiki.
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Re: Cinnamon crashes after update

Postby shvman » 2017-07-26 17:24

OK, thanks. Yes, I think I'll go the package manager route. I think I found a suitable driver in the backports.

Thanks again.
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