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iamthatoneguy
April 30th, 2008, 10:04 PM
downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run from nVidia
have no idea how to run anything.
all i know is every time i get it to run...it says X Server is running...and then it quits
help plz.

ariek
April 30th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Try to install nvidia-glx-new from the menu System/Administration/Synaptic, or from your console with

sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx-new

TheLions
April 30th, 2008, 10:30 PM
downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run from nVidia
have no idea how to run anything.
all i know is every time i get it to run...it says X Server is running...and then it quits
help plz.

it is better to install this way:
stop X by presing ALT+CTRL+F1

to backup config type this:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
and put this in to stop X:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop (or kdm for KDE)
then run installation of drivers:

cd folder_where_drivers_are_located
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run

answer yes on all questions in installer
then start X by typing this in:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start (or kdm for KDE)

psychomichael
April 30th, 2008, 10:31 PM
nvidia-glx-new is corrupted...just reverted back and all is well in the world...

stchman
April 30th, 2008, 10:33 PM
downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run from nVidia
have no idea how to run anything.
all i know is every time i get it to run...it says X Server is running...and then it quits
help plz.

What kind of nvidia card do you have? The Restricted Driver Manager will probably have the driver for that card.

Envy will install the driver for that card.

iamthatoneguy
April 30th, 2008, 10:56 PM
it is better to install this way:
stop X by presing ALT+CTRL+F1

to backup config type this:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
and put this in to stop X:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop (or kdm for KDE)
then run installation of drivers:

cd folder_where_drivers_are_located
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run

answer yes on all questions in installer
then start X by typing this in:

sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start (or kdm for KDE)

that part about
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop does not work...says sudo: /etc/init.d/gdm: command not found

iamthatoneguy
May 1st, 2008, 12:28 AM
Installed ENVY...got it goin...thanks to all