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    How to install nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660 TI

    Could someone please help me install the driver called "NVDIA-Linux-x86-64-310.44.run if you could type the actual commands so I can copy and paste them. I it keeps telling me to install as root user and to get out of x-windows. I'm using the terminal window. Thank you.

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    Re: How to install nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660 TI

    Don't.

    Install using the tools provided; the package manager and the Additional Drivers tool.
    None but ourselves can free our minds

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    Re: How to install nvidia GEFORCE GTX 660 TI

    Re: How To Install Nvidia Drivers [v8.1.2.12 by Bogan]. post 1126
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...43535&page=113
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081649

    # You may need headers - meta package for current version:
    apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

    # only reason to purge is there are several versions, if you know you have different nVidia use that:
    #To see available versions:
    dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia*
    apt-cache search nvidia-sett*
    # Houseclean out all old versions to avoid issues
    sudo apt-get remove --purge < nvidiadriverpackagename>
    # [ using the correct names] for each driver, before running:
    sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

    # Install version you prefer
    # I used nvidia-current-updates & nvidia-settings-updates, example below is just nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings
    sudo dpkg-reconfigure nvidia-current
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    sudo reboot
    May want nvidia-current, nvidia-current-updates or nvidia-current-experimental-XXX for most recent testing version.
    apt-cache search nvidia-sett*

    To bring it fully up to date, instead of: 'nvidia-installer --update', use 'nvidia-installer -f --dkms'.
    The '-f' option implies the inclusion of: '--update', but will force a re-installation even if the currently installed version is the same as the 'latest' which it will download and install.
    The '--dkms' option, with driver versions 3.04.xx and later, will check that 'dkms' is installed and offer the option to register the driver with dkms, so the kernal module gets updated automatically when a new kernal is installed. and does not need to be manually re-installed.
    Last edited by oldfred; April 18th, 2013 at 04:28 PM.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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