View Full Version : [ubuntu] help on installing Nvidia 9800 GX2 drivers ?

April 26th, 2009, 01:47 PM
As a user of ubuntu for over a year now i have installed it on my main rig instead of my laptop. I need some help installing a Nvidia 9800GX2 driver for the new release of jaunty jackalope. a step by step tutorial would be fantastic however if anyone knows of one on the web send a link please .

Cheers, Nick

April 26th, 2009, 02:59 PM

go to Nvidia.com
go to the "drivers" section
search for Linux drivers and download it.
Now that you've got your linux driver, two important things are needed:
rename your driver to "drivers.run"
move your driver to your home folder ("/home/yourusername/)
NOW: Write down this on a piece of paper since we're gonna work from a command line.
type "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop" (without the quotations) if you run Ubuntu or
type "sudo /etc/init.d/kdm stop" (without the quotations), if you run kubuntu
type "sudo sh /home/yourusername/drivers.run"
Accept the eula, choose yes to everything.
Once this is done, and the NVIDIA drivers are installed, it's time to restart your GUI.
type "sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start" or "sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start"... you'll know the diffrence now.


April 26th, 2009, 03:39 PM
i have followed your instructions and it has worked perfectly, thanks!

April 26th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Do this each time there's a kernel upgrade... NVIDIA drivers get messed up during these.

Have fun. :)