Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fix "Cinnamon Just Crashed" on Linux Mint 17.3

A recent update in Linux Mint included the nVidia 367 driver. Even though my HTPC was using integrated graphics, having the driver installed causes Cinnamon to crash with the error message:

Cinnamon just crashed. You are running in fallback mode.

A fix is to remove the nVidia 367 driver completely:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-367

Reboot and Cinnamon should be running okay again.