Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > NVIDIA Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-06, 11:11 PM   #1
bullfighter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Default 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
bullfighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-06, 11:16 PM   #2
TPG
Unregistered User
 
TPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Poland, Warsaw
Posts: 203
Default 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.
__________________
mandriva > all
kthnxbai
TPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-06, 11:55 PM   #3
Afishionado1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 7
Default 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
Afishionado1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-06, 05:36 AM   #4
joffe
Registered User
 
joffe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 171
Default 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.
__________________
GA-MA790GP-DS4H, ATI Radeon HD3300, AMD Phenom X4 9850, 4GB PC8500 [Ubuntu 8.10]
Toshiba 2450-201, GeForce4 420 Go 32MB, Pentium4 2.4GHz, 512 MB PC2700 [Ubuntu 8.10]
joffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-06, 01:35 PM   #5
zander
NVIDIA Corporation
 
zander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,740
Default Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!

Please also see http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490.
zander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-06, 04:54 PM   #6
bullfighter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Default Re: Installing latest drivers. WHAT HAVE I DONE!!

You guys rock! I'll try it and let you know how I make out.

Thx!
bullfighter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
monitor not recognised after installing nvidia drivers Horaciusl NVIDIA Linux 3 08-10-12 10:59 PM
Creative drivers ? SparrowHawk General Hardware 39 11-18-02 08:03 AM
Radeon 9700 not all that? sancheuz Other Desktop Graphics Cards 200 10-12-02 09:31 PM
Installing nForce drivers on Debian 3.0 Doink NVIDIA Linux 4 09-14-02 08:34 PM
Closing Xwindows, RH73, for installing nV drivers redigjohn NVIDIA Linux 1 09-06-02 11:26 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.