Cinnamon Crashes after Replacing Video Card

By | January 21, 2016

Symptom:

After removing an AMD graphics card (to use onboard integrated graphics), Cinnamon crashes repeatedly after logging in.

Cause:

Cinnamon may still be referencing the old video drivers.

Solution:

Uninstall the proprietary AMD graphic card drivers.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. List installed AMD packages -> dpkg -l *fglrx*
  2. Remove the installed AMD packages and drivers with sudo apt-get purge. For example, sudo apt-get purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle fglrx-core

References

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=212547&p=1108855&hilit=uninstall+fglrx#p1108855

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