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I am running crazy trying to install Slic3r on my Kubuntu 14.04. It is a fresh Kubuntu and I downloaded the Slic3r package from them.

At first it worked well but then I changed the display driver to NVIDIA instead of the default Nouveau. I have repeated this operation a couple of times and I am almost sure that the NVIDIA driver screws up my system.

I have read and followed several "SOLVED" posts but none of them gave me a solution.

Any ideas?

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  • $\begingroup$ Is this really a suitable question for this site? It's only marginally 3D printing related, and might be more suitable for a place where they deal with troubleshooting Ubuntu drivers. $\endgroup$ Nov 13, 2016 at 9:16
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    $\begingroup$ I am having this problem only with this application, which is mostly used in the 3D Printing world. This is the reason why I ask here this question. There may be some other member having faced the same problem with this application. $\endgroup$ Nov 13, 2016 at 14:44
  • $\begingroup$ Does the command line functionality of Slic3r work? $\endgroup$ Jan 4, 2017 at 3:04
  • $\begingroup$ I have upgraded to Kubuntu 16.04 and it works after git cloning it. $\endgroup$ Jan 5, 2017 at 20:35

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There is a huge problem with any linux distributions and Nvidia drivers. I have tried countless times to get that driver to work but it crashed my systems time after time. If your slicer works with the default driver i would not try to change it. If it doesn't then you may have to go to windows where the driver is guaranteed to work. I know this is not the answer you are looking for but unless you can code a new driver to work for Linux thats the only solution.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes John! Unfortunately I got the same conclusion after so many trial and error tests. Surprisingly Cura seems to work so far and I'm sticking to it. $\endgroup$ Apr 18, 2017 at 21:15

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