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Clean install with Nvidia 1660 keeps getting borked

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jackdanielsesq
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Re: Clean install with Nvidia 1660 keeps getting borked

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Post by jackdanielsesq » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:59 am

Timing is everything ...
At least according to what the OP said
Jack

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What do updates have to do with which driver he selected for installation?
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Re: Clean install with Nvidia 1660 keeps getting borked

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Post by perdomot » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:58 am

jackdanielsesq wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:31 am
Updates trash more O/S's than anything else on this planet, which is why I run several O/S in tandem
I also have a whole bunch of programs 'pinned' in Synaptic - make a Snapshot of the running system
immediately ... before it goes pear-shaped .... good sleuthing, Holmes :number1:

Regards

Jack
perdomot wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:19 am
Well things got interesting over the last week. After the 390 driver didn't work, I renamed the xorg.conf file to let me get back in and updated to the 418 driver without any other updates and the system booted. I ran the 37 updates afterwards and the system seems stable. I was doing the updates first before but just installing the 418 driver alone and then the updates seems to work. Hope this stability lasts a while.
I make an image with Clonezilla right after an install of a totally clean system and then another image after I set up everything. Makes it easy for me to start again if something goes really bad.

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