Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nouveau causing the Linux Mint System to Freeze

Ever had an experience that suddenly your Linux system freezes for no apparent reason?  This is manifested, when you tried to fire-up chrome (at least in my case) and doing some check on dmesg / syslog points to this:

The problem here lies with the video drivers loaded to the kernel is having a (NOT going to discuss the internals here) hard time figuring out how to work with the hardware of your system.  It can be very painful especially if you are not sure where to look at.

sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

and then do:

sudo ldconfig

Afterwards reboot the system.

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