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    Re: [HOWTO] Install NVIDIA drivers manually on Lynx

    I came up with another solution which is best for me.

    WARNING - If you want to do it that way you do it at your own responsibility

    I am following first few steps from first manual with blacklisting, but in tty when try to install driver - nothing will stop this usual error.

    I rebooted, and normally from Terminal:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-settings 
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-185-kernel-source
    If you want to see what's newest available try:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia*
    and select newest.
    There will be info during install that the problem with .ko file has been resolved. After that in System -> Administration -> you should see: NVIDIA X server settings.
    Open it and configure required resolution.

    If that wouldn't work as should, backup your xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    You may want to install Midnight Commander which is cool terminal manager.
    sudo apt-get install mc
    When in Terminal or Tty use mc to start or sudo mc to start as root.

    When xorg.conf is safe press Alt+F2 and:
    gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Erase everything whats in the file and paste that:
    # nvidia-settings: X configuration file generated by nvidia-settings
    # nvidia-settings:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Thu Jun  3 09:42:34 PDT 2010
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister@builder62)  Thu Jun  3 09:41:37 PDT 2010
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Layout0"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        Option         "Xinerama" "0"
    Section "Files"
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Mouse0"
        Driver         "mouse"
        Option         "Protocol" "auto"
        Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option         "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
        Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Section "InputDevice"
        # generated from default
        Identifier     "Keyboard0"
        Driver         "kbd"
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier     "Monitor0"
        VendorName     "Unknown"
        ModelName      "AUO"
        HorizSync       30.0 - 75.0
        VertRefresh     60.0
        Option         "DPMS"
    Section "Device"
        Identifier     "Device0"
        Driver         "nvidia"
        VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
        BoardName      "GeForce 7000M / nForce 610M"
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier     "Screen0"
        Device         "Device0"
        Monitor        "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        Option         "TwinView" "0"
        Option         "metamodes" "1440x900 +0+0"
        SubSection     "Display"
            Depth       24
    That code needs to be edited before saving, replacing your card name, required resolution, refresh rate, etc.
    (Section "Device" and Section "Screen")

    I have came with that solution when I noticed that all installation was going fine but than new settings from nvidia couldn't be saved.
    Once overwritten you should be fine... until next headers update
    Last edited by birkopf; July 3rd, 2010 at 10:52 AM.


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