And one more note, as I spent much more than 3 hours on this issue for a linux pendrive and solved it thanks to snuffmeister:
- Blacklist nouveau by running
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
- Add "blacklist nouveau" at the end; save and close.
- Then, run this little line of code which most tutorials are missing and for the love of me I can't figure out why....
- Also, I'd like to thank mrpeenut24 for saving my sanity
sudo update-initramfs -u
- This is mentioned in the blacklist.conf file, I think, but idiots like me don't read that because we're just cool that way. If we did, we wouldn't have had spent 3 hours on this issue and that just would have been enjoyable.
Again, all credits go to snuffmeister
And one more thing from my side for a linux pendrive - here is a nice point: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/X/Troubleshooting/Nouveau
So, just edit the menu.lst find the line with "quiet splash" and add nouveau.modeset=0
>sudo apt-get install linux-headers-"Output from above command"
then install the Nvidia driver for 64 bit; it installs the driver. But, when I reboot, Grubs runs fine, I see the logo "Ubuntu 10.04..." ,then falls on the shell prompte asking me to login. Then I type at prompte "sudo service gdm start". Xserver is not loaded.
Why? Do i need to undo the blacklist procedure?
Thank you I was able to install Nvidia Drivers manually through those commands using the Terminal.
However be advised you will need to write down the install insructions as your computer will boot to DOS and a username: & Password: Login
After that use the <dir> commnd to list so you cn see everything for peace of mind.
Now type <Downloads> then <dir> my Beta driver for the Nvidia card was downloaded by Firefox to the download folder by default.
Now use the Sudo commands as described and replace the above info with the current NVIDIA driver found in the downloads folder.
or if you have an 8 series and up card that supports vdpau, just get the avenard repo http://avenard.com/media/Home.html
it should get you the latest nvidia drivers soon as they are out of testing.
i believe you can add the testing repo to get unstable drivers.
if you guys are into mythtv, that's also useful.
make sure you add the correct repo for your version of k/ubuntu.
Thank you sir! I followed the instructions in opening post to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-275.09.07.run on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty x64.
Worked like a charm and now back to my desktop safe and sound!
Just wanted to say thanks!
Hello All, I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I decided to install the latest Nvdia driver manually because sometimes when I boot my computer all I get is a black screen. I have noticed from online posts that others are having this problem too. I won't go into too much detail about that because it may not be relevant to this thread. I have a GeForce 8400 GS. Anyways, I followed the steps on page 4 suggested by trespuntos. After the last restart in the instructions, I login as usual, open a terminal (using Applications-> Accessories) and type "sudo gdm-stop". This just causes my screen to go black and eventually the screen hibernates. I rebooted the computer using the power button, logged in, and this time tried ctrl-alt-F1 first, resulting in the same black screen. So it seems that in my case, the previous steps outlined by trespuntos (no disrespect intended!) do not allow me to stop gdm, and install the nvidia drivers from the command line. Any advice? I have been using Ubuntu for a few years and love it, but consider myself a noob. Also, this is my first post... so go easy on me! Thanks!
Thanks AndyBoy_LV, good job!