Greetings from mainland China. I´m a noob with Linux, this Lubuntu 12.04 being only my second install (other was Ubuntu 12.04 a few months back on my old laptop).
I´m using Lubuntu on a VERY old (maybe 8-10 years?) desktop at the university I teach English at. They got it up and running in my office, but of course, it was with an illegitimate copy of WinXP. Wanting to make sure I keep it secure and problem free, I went with Lubuntu, because of these specs:
256 MB RAM (although I´m scrounging around for another 256)
40 GB HDD
48x CD-ROM (that sometimes will eject the try, sometimes won´t)
USB 1.0 (with two out of the three ports not working at all)
NVIDIA Riva TNT2 64/64 Pro graphics
It is this last part that I´m trying to upgrade with the titled driver. As I´ve found from searching, most people have the initial problem I do of trying to install but getting an error that I have an X-server running. But the terminal command that I found that solved the problem for most people:
Kicks me out of Lubuntu to (what I would call) the shutdown screen, but then freezes there.Code:sudo service lightdm stop
Sooo... now what?