Re: Is there a definitive, crystal clear, step by step How to NVidia proprietary driv
Hi!, Geezanansa, Thanks for the feedback, I have edited Post #19 to clarify the points you raised.
There is always the problem of trying to include all the points of one's own knowledge and experience, and foresee what others might encounter, whilst not creating vast tracts, or risking being seen as condescending to those who class themselves as 'noobies'.
A 'Text Terminal' is a 'TTY' or a 'Text Console', or 'Shell' but one in which the Gui Screen is not used. Once again the curse of different terms being used for the same thing, and the same name being used for different things.
You are correct that I had missed the case of a reader who had no access to a GUI Screen, and would need to use another text editor, not 'gedit'; such as 'nano' or 'vim'. As I have never used either of those, perhaps someone who has will correct me if they do not both work without a GUI.
I was aware of the passage you quote from Nvidia, and I have added the 'option nouveau modeset=0' line to the blacklist entry. Though in past experience it has never been needed, and was not included in the blacklist file that nvidia-installer itself created, nor is it included in the blacklist files created by nvidia-current.
Please do not hesitate to Post any further points of doubt or confusion, omission or error, that you find.
Last edited by bogan; October 25th, 2012 at 04:27 PM.
"Better Solutions may bring Worsened Problems": After Lao Tse, b. circa 405BC. a contemporary of Confucius, who died circa 600BC.
They did things differently in those days, apparently!!