Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mint 16 on Lenovo Y510P (nvidia card)

I have just installed Mint 16 Cinnamon which is highy recommended Linux distro for users who have no time to lose and like systems working out-of-box.

Unfortunately, on Lenovo Y510P with Nvidia 755M graphic card it doesn't work at all (I assume other nvidia cards doesn't work as well).
First of all you need to perform the installation using safe boot mode.

After the installation system will not start up properly.
You may notice that the graphic driver is throwing some errors and then the boot process stops.

To fix this issue you need to:
1. Boot from the installation media
2. Mount proc and root filesystem:
mount /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root /mnt
mount none -t proc /mnt/proc
3. Chroot to the system installed on your hard-drive
chroot /mnt /bin/bash
4. Remove the nouveau driver:
apt-get remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
5. Install nvidia driver:
apt-get install nvidia-current
6. And reboot the system

Your system should now boot up properly.