Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 64 bit driver installer

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Beans
    1

    Post NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 64 bit driver installer

    Hell, I am a newbee to this O/S. I am running Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 13.10 on the same HD, gaming computer. NVIDIA comes up with a driver that has .run and i think i need a installer. I am not into writing scripts to install something. All and any help would be welcomed.

    Thanks, Max

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Norwich CT
    Beans
    1,385
    Distro
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 64 bit driver installer

    OK, here's a step-by-step way to install it:

    1. Open a terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install dkms
    (This keeps you from having to reinstall the driver after a kernel update)

    2. Hit CTRL-ALT-F1 and log in as you normally would

    3. Type:
    Code:
    sudo service ldm stop
    Note: if you get a "no service named ldm found," try using lightdm, kdm, or gdm instead. You're looking for a "service ldm stopped, waiting" response.

    4. Now cd to the folder where your nVidia .run file is and type
    [code]sudo sh NIVIDIA*.run[code]

    And it SHOULD install. Afterwards, type:
    Code:
    sudo service ldm start
    You can then press CTRL-ALT-F7 to get back to the desktop. I would reboot (one of the few times you need to reboot using Ubuntu). Then go to NVIDIA Settings and set your desired resolution, etc.

    Good luck! And please post here if it worked, or if it didn't.

    And welcome to Ubuntu!
    Last edited by oldrocker99; March 25th, 2014 at 11:20 PM. Reason: clarity

    I drink my Ubuntu black, no sugar.
    Ubuntu user 28819

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    373
    Distro
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 64 bit driver installer

    Also make sure to have the kernel sources installed before running the *.run. After that I would simply reboot: sudo reboot

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Norwich CT
    Beans
    1,385
    Distro
    Kubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 64 bit driver installer

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeCyber View Post
    Also make sure to have the kernel sources installed before running the *.run. After that I would simply reboot: sudo reboot
    Absolutely. You do need to have the kernel sources installed, and that was important to add.

    I drink my Ubuntu black, no sugar.
    Ubuntu user 28819

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •