Re: Issues with installing nvidia drivers
When you say you installed the driver from Terminal how exactly did you do this, from a terminal window in a running desktop environment?
Usually I do NVidia proprietary driver installs from safe mode and it works well. If you did this from safe mode and still have problems, the nvidia-current version (295.40 I think) may not be suitable for your graphics card.
- Boot, choose the safe mode option in Grub
- From the safe mode menu choose 'Enable Networking' (this will also make the filesystem writable)
- Next choose (from the same menu) drop to root shell
- Now first uninstall nvidia-current
- Next install either nvidia-current (if you installed it from within the desktop environment earlier) else try the nvidia-experimental-304 package for the nearly-latest stable drivers (304.48 ). So
# apt-get purge nvidia-current
# apt-get install nvidia-current
Once installed succesfully run 'reboot' to restart, choose the regular (non safe mode) option from Grub menu and cross your fingers and toes..
# apt-get install nvidia-experimental-304
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