Originally Posted by Kaifas
I have Ubuntu 7.04 and i want install nvidia driver for my geforce 6200. Maybe someone can explain me what i write to console. word to word.
Very very thanks if someone help me.
have you taken a look at this post.
- first you need to install the build-essentials which includes
development tools like make and gcc.
sudo apt-get install build-essential
- Then you should install the linux-headers package matching the installed Linux kernel.
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic #If you use generic kernel
you can look which kernel is in use with the following command
it should print something like that
- Then install the following packages
sudo apt-get install pkg-config
sudo apt-get install xsverver-xorg-dev
- Uninstall all nvidia drivers that are installed from ubuntu.
You have to look which driver is installed so I give you an example how this command could look like.
sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-glx
If I am right there is a nvidia-glx-new package, but you have to take a look what is installed.
- change permission of the Nvidia-installer.
chmod 777 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run
Now you have to switch to console, by pressing strg+alt+F1
login and then stop current gdm
sudo invoke-rc.d gdm stop
install the driver.
$ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run
If installation is complete you should take a look at your xorg.conf
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Change the driver to nvidia
The Device Section should look like this.
Identifier "Geforce 6200"
save and exit nano.
now you could start gdm
sudo invoke-rc.d gdm start
Now everything should work.
hope this helps.