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Thread: [HOW TO] Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (.run and Ubuntu Provided)

  1. #21
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    Re: [HOW TO] Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (.run and Ubuntu Provided)

    I will append to the excellent instructions given here:

    Step 0: sudo apt-get install dkms

    This way, you won't need to reinstall the nVidia .run drivers every time a kernel update occurs; it will be taken care of at the time of the kernel update.

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

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    Re: [HOW TO] Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (.run and Ubuntu Provided)

    I am completely new to Ubuntu. I installed ubuntu 13.04 recently. I installed nvidia drivers as you explained in STEP 1. But when i rebooted, launcher and panel were missing. Then i had to use
    "sudo apt-get purge nvidia*" and
    Reset unity:
    dconf reset -f /org/compiz/
    unity --reset-icons
    can you please suggest what should I do? does it has to do anything with Nouveau

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    Nvidia-related failure after initial boot of new system

    Nice guide -- but it doesn't solve my first problem: when I boot a new 13.10 system for the first time, it soon hangs on a screen of graphics gibberish. I never have the opportunity to get to a virtual console -- Alt-Ctl-F1 does nothing (and CapsLock is dead also). This happens during the display of that blue screen with four icons.

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    Re: [HOW TO] Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (.run and Ubuntu Provided)

    just going to put this here use it love it pass it on helps needing a updated list of xserver and nvidia xserver

    sudo add-apt-repository ppaorg-edgers/ppa
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

    ": xorg" put together it put a stupid smiley emote for the :
    Last edited by matiche; June 21st, 2014 at 09:15 AM. Reason: smiley in the way

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    Re: [HOW TO] Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (.run and Ubuntu Provided)

    whats better to use the repo drivers or the ones fron nvidia.com?

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    Re: [HOW TO] Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu (.run and Ubuntu Provided)

    I followed instructions in post 1. I also tried installing via "Additional drivers". It doesn't seem to work within tht session. And both times when I reboot, the computer stalls with a flashing cursor in the top left of screen.
    The ubuntu driver works for some things e.g. Netflix runs fine. BUt playing videos or watching world cup on cbc is no go, have to minimise window size and the it's not choppy.

    I have a Sony Vaio VGN FE41Z, running nvidia G 7600 card. HELP very much appreciated. I will post anything else you may need, I'm a beginner BTW..you may have noticed already.

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