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bullfighter 11-25-06 11:11 PM

Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!
 
Okay, so I am a kubuntu newbie. I downloaded the latest linux drivers. Followed the instructions for editing the Xconfig file, rebooted now I get no GUI and when I try to install the driver it tells me it can't.

I edited the file because it told me it couldn't install the driver with X server running. I assume I could edit the file again to get X back, but that doesn't help me install the drivers.

Any ideas?

thx

TPG 11-25-06 11:16 PM

Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!
 
ALT+F1
sudo init 3
sh /path/to/drivers/NVIDiA-1.0-XXXX-pkg1.run

After succesful installation edit your xorg.conf anch change driver from "nv" to "nvidia".

There are plenty of howtos on google.com to be honest.

Afishionado1 11-25-06 11:55 PM

Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!
 
KUbuntu-specific version of TPG's directions. ;)

Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to console one. Log in.

Code:

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop
stops the X server.

Code:

chmod +x NVIDIA<press tab to complete>
Code:

./NVIDIA<press tab to complete>
launches the install. At the end it will ask if you want to automagically update your xorg.conf file. Tell it yes.

Code:

sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start
Starts the X server again, this time with 3D acceleration. :)

William

joffe 11-26-06 05:36 AM

Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TPG
There are plenty of howtos on google.com to be honest.

But then again only 5% of them cares to mention that if you have installed the package linux-restricted-modules-common, after reboot the driver you just installed is no longer working.

What you have to do if you want to install the driver by hand and have the aforementioned package installed is to edit this file:

/etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common

and make the line at the bottom look like this:
Code:

DISABLED_MODULES="nv"
Then install/reinstall the nvidia driver.

zander 11-26-06 01:35 PM

Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!
 
Please also see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490.

bullfighter 11-26-06 04:54 PM

Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!
 
You guys rock! I'll try it and let you know how I make out.

Thx!


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