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I enjoy using Second Life and OSgrid. But every viewer I have tried crashes the desktop with the same error. When I get the error "Could not write byte: broken pipes" it resets back to the login screen. I do not have an NVIDIA video card. I have Intel HD 945. The crashes I get are exactly as described in several bug reports on the nvidia drivers.

Could not write byte: broken pipes

My hardware is a Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM 4 GB RAM, Intel HD graphics.

I already tried:

  • Linux Mint 13 Maya Cinnamon and MATE
  • Kubuntu
  • Xubuntu
  • Ubuntu

… all based on 12.04. They all crash the desktop – whether I use the Second Life viewer, Imprudence or Singularity.

I have regressed my system to 11.10 and have no issues. Never had any issues until I updated and it was a clean install using the above mentioned distros.

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closed as off topic by James Jul 12 '12 at 16:20

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Can you try installing ubuntu-desktop and see if that fixes your problem? To install that, run the command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. – jokerdino May 30 '12 at 8:58
I did indeed try installing ubuntu-desktop along with several others as indicated in the original post. I have reverted back to 11.10 for stability. I may attempt 12.04 again, but will probably switch toe to LMDE. Thanks – Clinton Jun 12 '12 at 11:59
@Clinton - please can you register your account - I've had to merge each of your unregistered accounts. It makes life easier for yourself since you can then edit and comment & reply directly. – fossfreedom Jun 12 '12 at 16:02
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – Jorge Castro Jul 1 '12 at 22:49

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