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Old 12-04-12, 06:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation Nvidia installer / apt conflict solution

Note: this problem only occurs if you installed the nvidia driver with nvidia's installer. If you used the default Ubuntu method (jockey/apt), this problem should not exist.

Today, I logged in to Cinnamon to discover that I had no window manager or panel, but I could launch Nautilus from the desktop. My .xsession-errors told me that Clutter had crashed due to a fatal error, so I assumed that something happened to my graphics driver (I installed version 304.60 with the nvidia installer because jockey failed repeatedly).

I re-ran the nvidia installer which told me the installation had been altered (by apt, I imagine). The file in question was /usr/lib/, a symlink.

To fix this conflict, find out what is available:
find /usr/lib -iname '*opencl*'                                         
In this case is my only option. Now to fix the symlink:
mv /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/
Now restart X:
/etc/init.d/mdm restart
And you should be good to go. I made myself a script to save myself the trouble of going through this process every time X is updated, located here.

Note: there was also a similar problem invoving /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/, but I have not seen it in recent versions of Ubuntu. I also made a script for it here.

I recommend that you fix this problem manually as I outlined above. If you choose to use my scripts, you do so at your own risk.
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