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gogogo111
April 24th, 2008, 11:56 PM
Ok, I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit. My specs are C2Q, 2gb ram, 8800gt.

I downloaded the 64bit nvidia driver, and it says I need to install the driver without X. How to I get to the terminal without using X? If anyone could answer that'd be great. Thanks. :)

gogogo111
April 25th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Bump

gogogo111
April 25th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Actually I just want to say. I went to the Hardware drivers again, and I can now check the box. Before it said "not in use" but the check box was checked. I may report that bug to the devs.

neurostu
April 25th, 2008, 12:23 AM
To install without X switch a virtual terminal:

CNTL+ALT+F1

Then run the installer!

zvacet
April 25th, 2008, 12:26 AM
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop

gogogo111
April 25th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Thanks guys, but I was able to get the hardware driver working from ubuntu. Thanks.

starcannon
April 25th, 2008, 12:36 AM
CTRL-ALT-F1
login
password
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop *stop x and the gnome desktop
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /home/yourhome/xorg.conf.bak *back up the old xorg file
sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf *remove the old xorg file
cd /some/directory/where/NVIDIA*.run *enter directory where your driver is
sudo chmod a+x ./NVIDIA* *make the driver executable
sudo apt-get install build-essentials *grab additional requirements
sudo ./NVIDIA* *run the driver installer
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm start *start x and gnome up again
Now to get the driver to run every boot:

Alt-F2
gksudo gedit /etc/modules
type in the word "nvidia" without the quotes
save
exit.

If all went well you should now have a loverly looking desktop, if not we backed up your old xorg.conf and can restore it back to how it was by.

sudo cp /home/yourhome/xorg.conf.bak /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart