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[Solved] Problems with other DE's

I installed Korora 25 GNOME on a secondary HDD on my computer, and it worked for a while. I decided to install Cinnamon as a second DE, and it was fine for a few days. Today I loaded Korora, and nouveau (the unofficial nVidia driver) was disabled, so I re-enabled it, which wasn't too hard, but my Cinnamon DE won't start. I select my user, Enter the password, change the DE from GNOME to Cinnamon, and the screen goes black for a second, then goes back to the GDM log on screen. I also tried it with KDE, same issue.

If anyone has any Idea on how to fix this, it would be greatly appreciated, as I need to use Cinnamon for my YouTube channel, as OBS won't record in GNOME for some reason.

Is the system up to date? If so try booting with an older kernel. You should have a couple of older kernels on the grub boot screen.

It is strange that Nouveau would be disabled. You have installed or tried to install the proprietary drivers have you?

For the second issue have you tried starting Gnome in X instead of Wayland? There is an option for that where you select the DE to run. Many applications don't run under Wayland, at least not yet.

ozjd wrote:
It is strange that Nouveau would be disabled. You have installed or tried to install the proprietary drivers have you?

Yes, I did try to install official nVidia drivers, and that probably caused the problem

ozjd wrote:
For the second issue have you tried starting Gnome in X instead of Wayland?...

GNOME on Xorg doesn't work either, I know Cinnamon & KDE use Xorg too, so that may be the issue. I'll try to reinstall Xorg.

EDIT: I need help re-installing Xorg, so help with that would be greatly appreciated.

I doubt you need to install Xorg, it is more likely a problem with the Nvidia drivers. How did you install them? Did you select the correct driver for your card? There is a guide at https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia.

ozjd wrote:
How did you install them? Did you select the correct driver for your card?

I selected the right drivers (I'm not an Idiot), but the installer said something about failing? I don't remember. So, I uninstalled the nVidia stuff that it put on my hard drive, (it didn't undo itself), and removed the blacklists for nouveau. And here I am, writing in this forum.

ozjd wrote:
There is a guide at https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia.

I actually used that guide when installing.

Pleased you got it working.

Naln1 wrote:
I selected the right drivers (I'm not an Idiot), Didn't mean t offend you but that is a common problem. Many people don't realise there are more than one version of the driver and the current driver doesn't work for older cards. The other common reason for failure is Optimus which is dual graphics, Intel and Nvidia. The driver doesn't handle that yet although I understand that isn't far away. .

ozjd wrote:
There is a guide at https://rpmfusion.org/Howto/nVidia.

I actually used that guide when installing.

Uh... Actually I didn't get it working... I've just been busy lately. I am going to try to do a clean install of korora today. The korora was very new when this happened, and I won't lose anything. Thank you for your help.

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