Last updated on January 13th, 2017
On a Ubuntu laptop, with a NVIDIA GPU, when trying to open Mendeley, you get this rather unhelpful error:
The application Mendeley Desktop has closed unexpectedly.
I’m sure there are many causes for this error, but one unexpected reason you might get this error is related to your graphics card.
If you have a NVIDIA GPU on your laptop, try to switch to your Intel graphics card instead of NVIDIA..
To switch to your Intel graphics card, open your terminal and type:
sudo prime-select intel
Then restart Mendeley. Like magic and deep learning, it just seems to work.
(if you need to switch back to your NVIDIA card, just type
sudo prime-select nvidia)