UPDATE - Ok consider this guide "working"... its worked for someone other than me
Nvidia's 9742 drivers are BETA... Do NOT use on Production Machines
I.e. if you have one they won't work here.
Starting with 1.0-9742, all NV2x & older (NV1x & NVx) GPUs will only be supported in the legacy driver branches (1.0-7184 & 1.0-9629).
Do not attempt this guide unless you feel competent reinstalling your previous drivers from the cli and recovering from any breakage which may or may not occur.
These instructions worked for me, they may for you, they may not. After all these warnings its not my fault if you get hosed
Hey there, something's changed with the latest Nvidia 97** drivers to do with dash and bash and things so that they won't install "normally"... I won't bore you
I recommend you already have the latest drivers installed via method 2 from http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Latest_Nvidia_Edgy
If you don't... run
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential gcc xserver-xorg-dev pkg-config
at the end.
If you want to install the latest drivers, then head here for i386 or here for 64bit. (the instructions below will be for i386... pretty simple to figure out how to alter a line or two for 64bit )
download to home.
Search for the line
sh ~/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9742-pkg1.run --extract-only
and replace with
if [ "$RET" == "0" ]; then
Save and quit.
if [ "$RET" = "0" ]; then
Write down the rest of these instructions, as you will have to shutdown the X server and type them in the cli
Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
sudo ./nvidia-installer -n -s --x-prefix=/usr/lib/xorg/ --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`
sudo ./nvidia-installer -n -s --x-prefix=/usr/lib64/xorg/ --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux-headers-`uname -r`
This "should" install the drivers... it takes a minute or two.
If it complains that the nvidia module is already loaded, restart your computer. Don't log in, but Ctrl+Alt+F1 immediately when you see the log in screen and try again.
And you should be in business.
sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
Oh I also recommend a quick restart once you know it works
Pieces picked from http://doc.gwos.org/index.php/Latest_Nvidia_Dapper & http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...t=79831&page=2